Monday, April 08, 2013

Franklin Park Reading Series Tonight

Things get started in just about 100 minutes - always a great event:

We're launching our 5th year of lit, laughter and liquor at Brooklyn's favorite neighborhood hangout with return appearances by three of our most popular alums, HEIDI JULAVITS (The Vanishers), FIONA MAAZEL (Woke Up Lonely) and TEDDY WAYNE (The Love Song of Jonny Valentine), a preview reading of one of summer's most anticipated novels by DAVID GILBERT (& Sons), and nonfiction from critic, essayist, and Slaughterhouse 90210 mastermind MARIS KREIZMAN!

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


Monday, April 8, 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.


HEIDI JULAVITS is a founding editor of The Believer magazine and the author of four critically acclaimed novels: The Vanishers, The Uses of Enchantment, The Effect of Living Backwards, and The Mineral Palace. She is a Guggenheim recipient, and her work has appeared in Esquire, Time, The New York Times, McSweeney's, and other publications.

FIONA MAAZEL is the author of the novels Woke Up Lonely and Last Last Chance. She is a winner of the Bard Prize for Fiction and a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree. She teaches at Brooklyn College, Columbia University, New York University, and Princeton and was the Picador Guest Professor at the University of Leipzig, Germany. She lives in Brooklyn.

TEDDY WAYNE is the author of the novels The Love Song of Jonny Valentine and Kapitoil, for which he was the winner of a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award and a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the PEN/Bingham Prize, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, his work regularly appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg Business Week, and McSweeney's. He is a graduate of Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught fiction and creative nonfiction writing. He lives in New York.

DAVID GILBERT is the author of the story collection Remote Feed and the novel The Normals. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, GQ, and Bomb. His next novel, & Sons, will be released in July 2013. He lives in New York with his wife and three children.

MARIS KREIZMAN is the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a popular blog that combines her love of literature and television. She is also the editorial director of digital content at Barnes & Noble. Previously, she was the audiobooks editor at eMusic and a book editor at Free Press/Simon & Schuster and Counterpoint/Basic Books. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Radcliffe Publishing Course, she lives in Brooklyn.


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