Sunday, January 09, 2011

Reading Series Tomorrow Night

The first Franklin Park Reading Series of 2011 arrives tomorrow night at 8pm, with $4 drafts and five great readers. From their Facebook page:

From absurdism to realism, four short fiction writers and one storyteller will explore a wide range of human experience. Acclaimed young author DANIELLE EVANS (Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self) will be joined by This American Life contributor and lit humorist DAVID ELLIS DICKERSON ( House of Cards), flash fiction star GREG GERKE (There's Something Wrong with Sven), and Crown Heights writers J.E. REICH and ANTHONY JONES.

Subway: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Avenue
FREE; $4 PINTS

DANIELLE EVANS is the author of the short story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, A Public Space, and The Best American Short Stories 2008 and 2010. She teaches writing and literature at American University in Washington, D.C.

DAVID ELLIS DICKERSON, the author of House of Cards: Love, Faith, and Other Social Expressions, is a comic, storyteller, crossword constructor, and ex-greeting card writer. A regular contributor to This American Life, he holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in American literature from Florida State University. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly and The Gettysburg Review, and his puzzles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Games magazine, and Time Out New York. He lives New York. Check out his video work here.

GREG GERKE is the author of There’s Something Wrong With Sven, a book of short fiction published by Blaze Vox Books, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Quarterly West, Mississippi Review, Gargoyle, Rosebud, and Fourteen Hills. A Brooklyn resident, he edits very short fiction for ArtVoice and is a member of the National Society of Book Critics.

J.E. REICH is a Pittsburgh native and Emerson College graduate. She was nominated for an Emerson College EVVY Award in "Outstanding Prose: Fiction" in 2009 and a 2010 Pushcart Prize for her story “This Right Now Is a Love Story.” Her fiction has appeared in Paradigm Journal, Blast Magazine, Frostwriting, and The Emerson Review and is forthcoming in Plain China, edited by The Atlantic Monthly’s fiction editor C. Michael Curtis, and in The Best of Undergraduate Fiction. A Crown Heights resident, she is a graduate student at Brooklyn College and is working on her first novel.

ANTHONY JONES is a writer and basketball coach living in Brooklyn. His short stories have appeared in Westwind magazine and The Furnace Review. He was the 2008 recipient of the Ruth Brill Scholarship, awarded to the most outstanding fiction writer at UCLA. He draws inspiration for new stories from ex-girlfriends and television shows. Recently, he's spent a lot of money on the arcade basketball game in the back of Franklin Park. His best score is 153.

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