It's literary journal and small press night tonight at the Franklin Park Reading Series, and as usual, the readings will be fantastic and the beers will be $4. What more could you ask for?
Bookstores are bursting with new issues of lit journals and small presses are gaining shelf space -- that's cause for celebration! Join us this month for readings by influential lit journal editors and indie stars. "LITERARY JOURNAL & SMALL PRESS NIGHT" Featuring: ELISSA SCHAPPELL (Blueprints for Building Better Girls, Tin House) ROBERT LOPEZ (Asunder, Kamby Bolongo Mean River) MILES KLEE (Ivyland) JAC JEMC (My Only Wife) DANIEL LONG (The Fiddleback)
FREE ADMISSION!!! DRINK SPECIAL: $4 PINTS!!!
PRIZES!!! We'll be raffling off magazine subscriptions and books by hot debut novelists MILES KLEE (Ivyland) and JAC JEMC (My Only Wife) and one of contemporary lit's most innovative authors, ROBERT LOPEZ (Asunder, Kamby Bolongo Mean River, Part of the World).
ELISSA SCHAPPELL is the author of the story collections Blueprints for Building Better Girls, named one of the best books of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal, and Use Me, which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, a New York Times Notable Book, and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. She is a contributing editor and the Hot Type book columnist at Vanity Fair, a former senior editor of The Paris Review, and co-founder and now editor-at-large of Tin House magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
ROBERT LOPEZ is the author of two novels, Part of the World (Calamari Press) and Kamby Bolongo Mean River (Dzanc Books), and a collection of short fiction, Asunder (Dzanc Books). He has taught at The New School, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and Pine Manor College's Solstice Low-Res MFA Program and was a 2010 Fellow in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
MILES KLEE is the author of the novel Ivyland (OR Books). He studied at Williams College under writers Jim Shepard, Andrea Barrett, and Paul Park. His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Awl, The Huffington Post, The New York Observer, Salon, The Millions, and many other publications, online and off. He was born in Brooklyn and now lives in Manhattan.
JAC JEMC is the author of the novel My Only Wife (Dzanc Books). Her work has appeared in The Denver Quarterly, Caketrain, Handsome, Sleepingfish, and other places. She is also the author of a chapbook of stories, These Strangers She'd Invited In (Greying Ghost Press), and the poetry editor for decomP Magazine. Jac blogs her rejections at jacjemc.wordpress.com.
DANIEL LONG is an Oklahoman living in New York. His work has appeared, most recently, in New York Tyrant, elimae, and The Carolina Quarterly. He is managing editor of The Fiddleback and was recently named an Emerging Writers Fellow by the Center for Fiction.