Kudos to Penina Roth and the Franklin Park Reading Series, which made Time Out New York's Books section this week.
I've attended the last two events in the series, which I reviewed here and here, and I'm a huge fan. The atmosphere in Franklin Park's big room is cozy and friendly, the attendees are unpretentious and genuinely interested in what the readers are saying, and the readers themselves have been fantastic across their genres and topics, offering up 15-20 minute segments of their work that have caught my interest every time.
So come on out next week (Time Out's got the key information). You'll likely meet some cool people, learn a thing or two about Brooklyn (our fabulous hostess tends to make sure NYC's largest borough gets some love), hear some fresh ideas, and have a tasty beer. The full lineup can be found here.