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Join us on the second Monday of each month!

Join us on the second Monday of each month for readings from emerging and established fiction writers, memoirists, essayists, and poets. We showcase local talent and host authors from around the world.

For updates please check out @franklinparkreadingseries on instagram or facebook.

Admission is FREE, and we have great specials on craft brews and a raffle for our authors' latest books.

For more literary doings, follow the Franklin Park Reading Series on Facebook and Instagram and host Penina Roth on Twitter. Email us at franklinparkreadingseries@gmail.com.

See our past events on https://franklinparkreadingseries.tumblr.com/pastevents

Upcoming Events 

Thursday, September 29, 7pm: BKBF BOOKEND EVENT—A CROWN HEIGHTS LITERARY CELEBRATION! Join us for a reading and mingle hosted by four of the neighborhood’s most exciting arts organizations: The Franklin Park and Big Words, Etc. reading series, World Trans Forum Open Mic, and book-centered garden salon Hypothetical Books, featuring local authors Simeon Marsalis, Cat Fitzpatrick, Sarah Madges, and Rachel Allen.


Thursday, October 13, 8pm: We’re thrilled to present a slate of widely acclaimed debut authors—Zain Khalid (Brother Alive), Hua Hsu (Stay True), Sarah Thankam Mathews (All This Could Be Different), and Elissa Bassist (Hysterical).

Press

The series has been recommended and covered by numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, the NY Daily News, BOMB, The Rumpus, the Paris Review, Tin House, Flavorpill, Electric Literature, and the Brooklyn Paper. New York Magazine named Franklin Park one of NYC's Absolute Best Reading Series, Time Out New York named FP one of NYC's Best Literary Series, and the Village Voice gave us a Best of NYC award for Best Reading Series.

Our authors

Colson Whitehead, Roxane Gay, Walter Mosley, Carmen Maria Machado, Kiese Laymon, Marlon James, Mary Gaitskill, Hanif Abdurraqib, N.K. Jemisin, Jennifer Egan, Jason Reynolds, Tayari Jones, Melissa Broder, Morgan Parker, Jami Attenberg, Melissa Febos, Victor LaValle, Alexander Chee, Alexandra Kleeman, Tommy Pico,Kelly Link, Lev Grossman, Emma Straub, Karen Russell, Amy Hempel, Sam Lipsyte, Scott McClanahan, Blake Butler, Claire Vaye Watkins, Edwidge Danticat,  Alejandro Zambra, Eileen Myles, and Mychal Denzel Smith.