Hope you can join us for our pre-holiday reading! We're throwing a monster bash with novelists LEV GROSSMAN (The Magicians) and WILLIAM GIRALDI (Busy Monsters), short fiction authors NELLY REIFLER (See Through) and RYAN BRITT (Opium Magazine, Tor.com) and poet MONTANA RAY (La Petite Zine). Beware – you may encounter Sasquatch, aliens, werelions,dragons and demons!
Check out our “creature cocktails” (rumor has it they may be green) if you dare, or just enjoy our usual $4 pints. And test your knowledge of movie and literary monsters with our trivia quiz. Prizes include books (The Magicians series, Busy Monsters and director John Landis's Monsters in the Movies)and fiendish paraphernalia.
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES -- "Monster Bash"
Monday, December 12, 8-10pm
Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden
618 St. Johns Place, between Franklin and Classon Avenues
SUBWAY: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Avenue
FREE; $4 PINTS
LEV GROSSMAN (The Magicians, The Magician King)
WILLIAM GIRALDI (Busy Monsters)
NELLY REIFLER (See Through)
RYAN BRITT (Opium Magazine, Tor.com)
MONTANA RAY (guns & butter, La Petite Zine)
LEV GROSSMAN is the author of the bestselling novels The Magicians, The Magician King and Codex. A well-known cultural commentator, he is the book critic for TIME magazine and has written for numerous other publications, including the New York Times, The Believer, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Salon and Wired. He is a graduate of Harvard and Yale and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.
WILLIAM GIRALDI is the author of the debut novel Busy Monsters. His work has appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Book Review, Georgia Review, The Believer, Kenyon Review and Poets & Writers. A senior editor at AGNI, he teaches in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.
NELLY REIFLER is the author of See Through, a collection of stories. Her work has been published in McSweeney's, BOMB, Jubilat and the Milan Review, among others. She is an editor for the Recommendations section of Post Road, and she teaches at Sarah Lawrence and Pratt.
RYAN BRITT writes fiction, non-fiction and plays. His writing has been published with Opium Magazine, Nerve.com, Soon Quarterly, Clarkes World Magazine, Good Magazine and elsewhere. He is the staff writer for the science fiction/fantasy blog Tor.com and teaches at The Gotham Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Brooklyn.
MONTANA RAY is a writer and mother. Her concrete gun poetry appears in Lana Turner Journal, La Petite Zine and in her chapbook (guns & butter) published by Chicago-based dancing girl press (Sept. 2011). Her translations of the early work of Spanish poet Francisca Aguirre appear in Asymptote and in The Other Music: Selected Poems from the 1970s published by Brooklyn-based Argos Books (2011).