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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.

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 Sign up for our mailing list here.

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Upcoming Events 



We’re kicking off our fall season with a stellar roster: Hear acclaimed new fiction from Jamel Brinkley (Witness), Rachel Heng (The Great Reclamation), Kim Coleman Foote (Coleman Hill), Tom Comitta (The Nature Book), and James Sturz (Underjungle)! Free Admission, drink specials + book raffle!


Join us for our Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event, a Crown Heights Literary Celebration! We're showcasing the thriving Crown Heights literary scene with a reading and mingle co-hosted with two of the neighborhood’s most exciting arts organizations: Big Words, Etc. and The World Trans Forum. Hear poetry and prose from local authors Tyriek White (We Are A Haunting), danilo machado (This is your receipt and is not a ticket for travel), and Anton Solomonik (Realistic Fiction). Free Admission, drink specials + book raffle!


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.

Notable Readers 

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, Hernan Diaz, Hua Hsu, A.M. Homes, Mahogany L. Browne, Brandon Taylor, Catherine Lacey, Sarah Rose Etter, Samantha Hunt, Alissa Nutting and Mychal Denzel Smith.