In the last three years or so, local literati have been blessed to have Penina Roth in Crown Heights. Having built the Franklin Park Reading Series from a local event into one of the premiere literature readings in the city, she's now partnering with like-minded folks around the city to bring even more great readings and events to the neighborhood. This week alone, there are two fantastic events at Franklin Park:
- On Monday, the regular Reading Series hosts their second annual event with Electric Literature, featuring a great slate of authors. As usual, things start at 8pm in the big room with $4 pints.
- On Thursday, swing by again for the launch of MY BOOKSTORE: WRITERS CELEBRATE THEIR FAVORITE PLACES TO BROWSE, READ, AND SHOP, an anthology of essays from notable authors about their favorite bookshops. Franklin Park will be celebrating with three of Brooklyn's leading indie bookstores -- Park Slope's Community Bookstore, Fort Greene's Greenlight Bookstore and Greenpoint's WORD. Contributors Carmela Ciuraru (Nom de Plume: A Secret History of Pseudonyms), Emily St. John Mandel (The Lola Quartet, The Singer's Gun) and Matt Weiland (State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America) will share their essays, and those who preorder the book (click on the links above to do so) will get a free pint ($4 all night for those who attend).