Monday, March 11, 2013

Franklin Park Reading Series Four Year Anniversary TONIGHT

Has it been four years?! It has. Head out tonight for what's sure to be a great even from the Franklin Park Reading Series at 8pm. More info below from their FB page:

We can't believe it's been four years! To mark the occasion, we're hosting two acclaimed West Coast novelists, JOSHUA MOHR (Fight Song, Damascus) and T. GERONIMO JOHNSON (Hold It 'Til It Hurts), along with three movers and shakers of NYC's lit community: ADAM TOBIN, owner of Prospect Heights indie bookstore Unnameable Books; ERIC NELSON, co-curator of Bushwick's Fireside Follies Reading Series; and ERIKA ANDERSON, an online editor at Electric Literature!

The evening will feature a mix of genres -- fiction, memoir and poetry.

And the fun includes tasty treats, super cheap booze, giveaways and an awesome book raffle!


Monday, March 11, 8-10pm
Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden
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, courtesy of Small Demons.

We're very grateful to our sponsor, the literary indexing site Small Demons (, and to BOMB Magazine ( for recording podcasts.


JOSHUA MOHR is the author, most recently, of the widely hailed novel Fight Song, as well as the novels Termite Parade (a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice selection), Some Things that Meant the World to Me (one of O Magazine's Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller), and Damascus, published in the fall of 2011 to much critical acclaim. Mohr teaches in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.

T. GERONIMO JOHNSON is the author of the highly praised debut novel Hold It ’Til It Hurts. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Best New American Voices, Indiana Review, LA Review, and Illuminations, among others. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Born in New Orleans, Johnson currently teaches writing at the University of California–Berkeley.

ADAM TOBIN lives in Brooklyn, where he owns and operates Unnameable Books, a new and used bookstore. His chapbooks and pamphlets have been published by Horse Less Press, Mondo Bummer, The Weekly Weakling, and For Words Press. His poems have appeared in Fence and EOAGH, among others.

ERIC NELSON’s essays, criticism, and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in The Billfold, HTMLGIANT, Chimes & Sirens, Volume 1 Brooklyn, and Squawk Back, among others. He is the author of the short story collection The Silk City (Knickerbocker Circus) and the recent chapbook The Walt Whitman House (Crumpled Press). He will be guest-editing the next issue of Five [Quarterly] and is co-curator of Bushwick’s Fireside Follies Reading Series. Originally from New Jersey, he currently lives in Ridgewood, Queens.

ERIKA ANDERSON is an online editor for Electric Literature and teaches at the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, Interview Magazine, Hunger Mountain, and other publications. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in the suburb of Crown Heights, where she co-hosts the Renegade Reading Series for emerging writers. Find her on Twitter at @ErikaOnFire.


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