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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 franklinparkreadingseries@gmail.com.

See our past events on https://franklinparkreadingseries.tumblr.com/pastevents

Upcoming Events 

Monday, August 8, 8pm: We're thrilled to present stellar authors Elizabeth Crane (This Story Will Change), Tobias Carroll (Ex-Members), Addie Tsai (Unwieldy Creatures), Joseph Osmundson (Virology),  Cleyvis Natera (Neruda on the Park), and Alison Fairbrother (The Catch) sharing their newly released work.  

Press

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.