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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 twitter.

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, February 14, 8pm: We're launching our 2022 season with a showcase of stellar new fiction from Hannah Lillith Assadi (The Stars Are Not Yet Bells), Tochi Onyebuchi (Goliath), Sasha Fletcher (Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World), Daniel Loedel (Hades, Argentina), and Christopher Gonzalez (I'm Not Hungry But I Could Eat).

Monday, March 14, 8pm: We'll be celebrating our 13th anniversary with outstanding authors Zakiya Dalila Harris (The Other Black Girl), Lynn Steger Strong (Flight), Tanaïs (In Sensorium), Shelly Oria (I Know What's Best for You), and Sara Lippmann (Jerks).


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.