Sunday, December 11, 2011

Franklin Park Reading Series: Monster Bash Monday at 8PM

ILFA is finally done with finals and will be enjoying some high-quality reading and a $4 pint tomorrow at Franklin Park. Come on out at 8 for what is sure to be a great show (they've even got monster trivia!).

This holiday season we're throwing a MONSTER BASH with LEV GROSSMAN, WILLIAM GIRALDI, NELLY REIFLER, RYAN BRITT & MONTANA RAY! Imbibe creature cocktails and cheap beer, listen to tales of Sasquatch, aliens, man-eating beasts, dragons and goblins -- along with the demons ...lurking in human hearts -- and compete in our monster trivia quiz! Prizes include books and monster merch.


LEV GROSSMAN (The Magicians, The Magician King)
RYAN BRITT (Opium Magazine,
MONTANA RAY (guns & butter, La Petite Zine)


SUBWAY: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Avenue

LEV GROSSMAN is the author of the bestselling novels The Magicians, The Magician King and Codex. A well-known cultural commentator, he is the book critic for TIME magazine and has written for numerous other publications, including the New York Times, The Believer, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Salon and Wired. He is a graduate of Harvard and Yale and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

WILLIAM GIRALDI is the author of the debut novel Busy Monsters. His work has appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Book Review, Georgia Review, The Believer, Kenyon Review and Poets & Writers. A senior editor at AGNI, he teaches in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.

NELLY REIFLER is the author of See Through, a collection of stories. Her work has been published in McSweeney's, BOMB, Jubilat and the Milan Review, among others. She is an editor for the Recommendations section of Post Road, and she teaches at Sarah Lawrence and Pratt.

RYAN BRITT writes fiction, non-fiction and plays. His writing has been published with Opium Magazine,, Soon Quarterly, Clarkes World Magazine, Good Magazine and elsewhere. He is the staff writer for the science fiction/fantasy blog and teaches at The Gotham Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Brooklyn.

MONTANA RAY is a writer and mother. Her concrete gun poetry appears in Lana Turner Journal, La Petite Zine and in her chapbook (guns & butter) published by Chicago-based dancing girl press (Sept. 2011). Her translations of the early work of Spanish poet Francisca Aguirre appear in Asymptote and in The Other Music: Selected Poems from the 1970s published by Brooklyn-based Argos Books (2011).


  1. What is ILFA studying?

  2. ILFA is a graduate student in US History uptown.