Sunday, November 07, 2010

Franklin Park Reading Series Tomorrow

The Franklin Park Reading Series returns tomorrow at 8pm. Swing by Franklin Park at 8pm for $4 beers and readings from a fantastic collection of established and up-and-coming writers. See below for the complete lineup, and if you're in the neighborhood earlier, stop off at LaunchPad first for the opening of "Identity - Masked and Unmasked" at 6pm, part of the NYFA Boot Camp Arts Festival.

The Franklin Park Reading Series is incredibly honored to host literary master RICK MOODY, author of the iconic novel The Ice Storm, several collections of stories and novellas, a memoir, and four other novels, including, most recently, The Four Fingers of Death. The Wall Street Journal calls him "one of the most prodigiously talented writers in America." He also has incredible stage presence, as this video of him reading his classic story "Boys" and an excerpt of his current novel clearly demonstrates:

New Yorker editor BEN GREENMAN is an acclaimed fiction innovator and literary humorist. Along with his demanding day job, he's produced five story collections and a novel. His most recent work, Celebrity Chekhov, is a hilarious and poignant mash-up of classic Chekhovian tales with today's tabloid characters. Remarkably, Greenman reveals the inner lives of Britney, Paris, Tiger Woods, Sarah Palin, and many more paparazzi favorites.

Novelist MONIQUE TRUONG, born in Saigon during the Vietnam War, was evacuated to the U.S. by the American military. Her first novel, the Book of Salt, received the New York Public Library's prestigious Young Lions Fiction Award, and her current book, Bitter in the Mouth, was hailed as "a beautifully written, complex story of self-discovery" by The Boston Globe.

Storyteller and comedian LESLIE GOSHKO, a Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, is a creator of Sideshow Goshko, a frequent Time Out Critics Pick and recipient of numerous rave reviews.

Writer JENNY D. WILLIAMS received the 2010 Ross Feld Award from Brooklyn College, where she is currently pursuing her MFA.

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