Monday, November 11, 2013

Franklin Park Reading Series Tonight

I thought I'd written my last Franklin Park Reading Series post in October, but here it comes again! It's been a great month for Penina Roth and the reading series, as they were named Best Reading Series in New York City by the Village Voice, prompting a great interview with Penina from Brooklyn Based. Tonight, they celebrate with "Transgression Night" and, as always $4 pints!

From their FB page:

Join us for a night of Transgression with taboo-smashing authors SCOTT MCCLANAHAN (Hill William, Crapalachia), LINDSAY HUNTER (Don't Kiss Me), ADELLE WALDMAN (The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.), GRAZYNA PLEBANEK (Illegal Liaisons), and JAMES YEH (Gigantic Magazine)!

November 11, 8-10pm
Franklin Park
618 St. Johns Place, Between Classon and Franklin Avenues
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Subway: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Avenue

More about our authors:

SCOTT MCCLANAHAN is the author of the novel Hill William, the memoir Crapalachia, and four story collections, including Stories V! and The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan Vol. 1. He lives in West Virginia, where he is the co-founder of the music and film production company and small press Holler Presents (

LINDSAY HUNTER is the author of the story collections Don’t Kiss Me and Daddy’s. She lives in Chicago, where she is the co-founder and co-host of the flash-fiction reading series Quickies!

ADELLE WALDMAN is the author of the debut novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, the New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The Village Voice, and other publications. She worked as a reporter at the New Haven Register and the Cleveland Plain Dealer and wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal’s Web site before turning to fiction. She lives in Brooklyn.

GRAZYNA PLEBANEK was born in Warsaw, Poland. She is the author of the highly acclaimed and bestselling novels Pudełko ze szpilkami (Box of Stilettos), Dziewczyny z Portofino (Girls from Portofino), and Przystupa (A Girl Called Przystupa). Plebanek’s latest novel, Illegal Liaisons (Nielegalne związki), is her first book to be translated into English. Plebanek was awarded the Literary Prize Zlote Sowy in 2011 for her contribution to promoting Poland abroad.

JAMES YEH is a co-editor of Gigantic. His fiction has appeared recently in NOON, Fence, VICE, Tin House, BOMB Magazine, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Columbia University, and in 2011, he was named a Center for Fiction New York City Emerging Writers Fellow. He lives in Brooklyn, and occasionally he DJs.

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