Sunday, August 14, 2011

Franklin Park Reading Series Tomorrow

A great event coming up tomorrow (as usual) - swing by Franklin Park at 8pm for great stories and $4 drafts! More info from their FB page below:

JOSHUA COHEN (Witz, A Heaven of Others)
MICHAEL KIMBALL (Dear Everybody, Us)
ROBERT TUMAS (Puerto del Sol, The L Magazine)

Please note: This month's reading is on the THIRD MONDAY of the month -- just a rare exception.

As always, the fun is FREE and the drink special will be $4 pints.

SUBWAY: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Avenue​ges/Franklin-Park-Reading-​Series/136238993071415

This month it's all about "Missed Connections" -- miscommunications, longings, and wrong directions. The situations include a 10-year-old lost in an alternate heaven, young New York transplants trying to negotiate a disorienting city, and an elderly man grieving over the impending death of his longtime lover.

JOSHUA COHEN is the author of six books, including the novels Witz,
and the recently re-released A Heaven of Others. Four New Messages, a story collection, will be published by Graywolf in 2012. Born in 1980,
he lives in New York City.

MICHAEL KIMBALL is the author of four books, including Dear Everybody (which The Believer calls “a curatorial masterpiece”) and, most recently, Us (which Time Out Chicago calls “a simply gorgeous and astonishing book”). His work has been on NPR’s All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as The Guardian, Bomb, and New York Tyrant. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and he is also responsible for Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard), the 510 Readings series in Baltimore, the documentary 60 Writers/60 Places, and the conceptual pseudonym Andy Devine. His new novel, Big Ray, will be published by Bloomsbury in Fall 2012.

AMY BENFER has written essays, reviews, and reported stories for, the New York Times Book Review, the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, Glamour, Mother Jones, and the Believer. She has been an editor at, Legal Affairs, and Paper magazine and was a regular contributor to's feminist blog, Broadsheet. Currently, she writes a column for Jane Pratt's new Web site,, and a column on young adult fiction for the Barnes and Noble Book Review.

ROBERT TUMAS is a writer and grad student who lives in Crown Heights with his gorgeous wife and their two dogs. His writing has appeared in The L Magazine, Slant Magazine, The Faster Times, and The Rumpus. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in ‘stretch’ Magazine, Puerto del Sol, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. He is currently at work on a novel about growing up New Jersey.

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