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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! We have craft brew specials thanks to our drink sponsor Sixpoint and hold a free 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 


Join us for our 15th Anniversary Bash! We're celebrating a decade and a half of exceptional lit in Crown Heights with a multigenre reading featuring superstar Sloane Crosley (Grief Is for People, I Was Told There'd Be Cake), Colin Winnette (Users), Brian Allen Carr (Bad Foundations), Anastacia-Reneé (Here in the (Middle) of Nowhere), and Gerardo Sámano Córdova (Monstrilio), champagne cocktails, live music, and cake!

Plus: craft brew specials from Sixpoint and a mega raffle for swag and our readers' latest books. As always, admission is free!


The series has been recommended and covered by numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, the NY Daily News, BOMB, Thrillist, The Rumpus, the Paris Review, Tin House, Flavorpill, Electric Literature, Brooklyn Magazine, 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.