Sunday, October 07, 2012

Franklin Park Reading Series NEXT Monday (not tomorrow)

The Franklin Park Reading Series looks fantastic as always, and the organizers want to remind everyone that it takes place on the THIRD Monday of the month this month, October 15. Check out their awesome lineup:  

It's our fall blockbuster reading! On October 15, we'll be featuring fresh fiction from notables on large and small presses: Legendary author A.M. HOMES (May We Be Forgiven, The End of Alice), hot new stars EMMA STRAUB (Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures) and MARIE-HELENE BERTINO (Safe as Houses), and two of the most acclaimed authors in indie publishing, MICHAEL KIMBALL (Big Ray, Us) and SCOTT MCCLANAHAN (The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan Vol. 1)!!!


618 St. Johns Place, between Classon and Franklin Avenues
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Subway: 2/3/4/5 trains to Franklin Avenue

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: The website SMALL DEMONS ( will be providing a $1 discount on the first 100 drinks, beer or well (this means you can get your first pint for just $3!), plus coasters with fascinating lit quotes. And we'll be raffling off some awesome Small Demons merch!

And our great appreciation to BOMB Magazine for recording podcasts.


A.M. HOMES is the author of the novels May We Be Forgiven, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as two story collections, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, and the memoir The Mistress’s Daughter. Her books have been translated into twenty-two languages. She has published fiction and essays in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s, McSweeney's, One Story, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair, where she is a contributing editor. She lives in New York City.

EMMA STRAUB is the author of the novel Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and the story collection Other People We Married. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published by Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time, and Slate, and she is a staff writer for Rookie. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, where she also works as a bookseller.

MICHAEL KIMBALL is the author, most recently, of the novel Big Ray, as well as the novels Us, Dear Everybody, and The Way the Family Got Away. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. His work has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and in the Guardian, Vice, Bomb, and New York Tyrant. He is also responsible for the project Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard) and a couple of documentary films. He lives in Baltimore. Visit his website at

SCOTT MCCLANAHAN is the author of Stories V! and the Collected Works of Scott McClanahan. In 2013 Two Dollar Radio will publish his book Crapalachia and New York Tyrant Books will publish his novel Hill William. He is co-partner of the company Holler Presents. Learn more at

MARIE-HELENE BERTINO is the author of the debut story collection Safe as Houses, which received the 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Pushcart Prize Anthology XXXIII, North American Review, Mississippi Review, Inkwell, The Indiana Review, American Short Fiction, and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. She received a Pushcart Prize in 2007 and a Pushcart Special Mention in 2011. She was chosen as a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer’s Fellow in 2011. She hails from Philadelphia and lives in Brooklyn, where for six years she was the associate editor of One Story.

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