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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.

We are currently holding our series via Zoom— for updates please check out @franklinparkreadingseries on instagram or twitter.

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

See our past events on tumblr.

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

Upcoming events

Monday, March 16, 8pm: We're thrilled to celebrate our 11th Anniversary with a slate of trailblazing authors sharing newly released fiction and poetry: Deb Olin Unferth (Barn 8), Clare Beams (The Illness Lesson), Sam Pink (The Ice Cream Man And Other Stories), Malcolm Tariq (Heed the Hollow), Mary South (You Will Never Be Forgotten), and Tariq Shah (Whiteout Conditions)! Book-themed cookies, free-to-enter book raffle, $5 beers, FREE ADMISSION! Find more details on our event page.

*Please note: In a rare deviation from our second Monday schedule, March's event will be held on the third Monday.


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.

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