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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

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, May 9th, 8pm: Join us for our Nonfiction Night, featuring acclaimed authors Maud Newton (Ancestor Trouble), Chloe Cooper Jones (Easy Beauty), Susan Shapiro (The Book Bible), Edgar Gomez (High-Risk Homosexual), Ian MacAllen (Red Sauce), and Leah Goodridge (UCLA Law Review).   

Monday, June 13th, 8pm: We're thrilled to present a night of poetry and prose featuring stellar authors Samantha Hunt (The Unwritten Book), Sari Botton (And You May Find Yourself), Naheed Phiroze Patel (A Mirror Made of Rain), DeMisty Bellinger (New to Liberty, Peculiar Heritage), and Francesca Giacco (Six Days in Rome).


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.