Monday, December 10, 2012

Last FP Reading Series of the Year Tonight

Last but not least...

This month Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist CHRISTINE SCHUTT (Prosperous Friends, Florida) will read with fantastic fiction writers PAULA BOMER (Nine Months, Baby & Other Stories), DAN JOSEFSON (That's Not a Feeling), MITCHELL S. JACKSON (Oversoul), and SONJA SHOLKLAPPER (DNAinfo). We'll encounter a range of characters undergoing identity crises -- including a pregnant mom on the lam, a suicidal teen at boarding school, a young married couple in a troubled relationship, a writer torn between 
family loyalty and professional ambition, and Russian immigrants hustling for their piece of the American dream.

Get set for the the holidays with cheap booze, lit-themed giveaways, and a raffle with fabulous prizes – books by our acclaimed authors, a T-shirt from our sponsor, the literary indexing site Small Demons (, and a Recommended Reading flask, courtesy of the innovative publisher Electric Literature (

Great appreciation to BOMB Magazine for recording podcasts.

Hope you can join us!


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


DRINK SPECIALS: $4 pints, plus $1 off the first 100 drinks, thanks to Small Demons.


CHRISTINE SCHUTT is the author of three novels, including the newly released Prosperous Friends, the National Book Award finalist Florida, and the Pulitzer Prize finalist All Souls. She has also published two story collections, Nightwork and A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer.

PAULA BOMER is publisher of Sententia Books and the editor of Sententia: A Literary Journal, as well as a contributor to the literary blog Big Other. She is the author of the novel Nine Months and the story collection Baby & Other Stories. Her writing has appeared in The Mississippi Review, Open City, Fiction, Nerve, and Best American Erotica. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

DAN JOSEFSON is the author of the debut novel That's Not a Feeling. He has received a Fulbright research grant and a Schaeffer Award from the International Institute of Modern Letters. He has an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and lives in Brooklyn.

MITCHELL JACKSON is a Portland, Oregon native who lives in Brooklyn, New York. He received an M.A. in writing from Portland State University and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from New York University. He has been the recipient of fellowships from Urban Artist Initiative and The Center For Fiction and is a former winner of the Hurston Wright Foundation’s award for college writers. Jackson teaches writing at New York University. Oversoul, an eBook collection of his prose, was released in the summer of 2012. His novel The Residue Years will be published by Bloomsbury USA in the summer of 2013. Find him

SONJA SHOLKLAPPER is a New York City street reporter. Her stories of murder and mayhem, Yiddish-speaking hipsters and Nollywood gossip-peddlers have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, DNAinfo New York and the New York Post, among others. She lives with her mad scientist husband in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

1 comment:

  1. The success of this reading series is inspiring!