Hope you can join us TOMORROW NIGHT at 8 as we celebrate literary magazines and indie lit with readings from editors and fiction writers ELISSA SCHAPPELL (Blueprints for Building Better Girls, Tin House) and DANIEL LONG (The Fiddleback), along with indie stars ROBERT LOPEZ (Asunder, Kamby Bolongo Mean River), MILES KLEE (Ivyland), and JAC JEMC (My Only Wife). Subscriptions to TIN HOUSE, THE PARIS REVIEW and the acclaimed Park Slope-based lit journal THE COFFIN FACTORY will be raffled off, along with books from the night's authors and some special PARIS REVIEW merch.
As always, admission is FREE and we'll have $4 PINTS.
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES -- "Literary Journal & Small Press Night"
Monday, May 14, 8-10pm
Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden
618 St. Johns place, between Franklin and Classon Avenues
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
SUBWAY: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Ave.
More about our authors:
ELISSA SCHAPPELL is the author of the story collections Blueprints for Building Better Girls, named one of the best books of 2011 by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal, and Use Me, which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award, a New York Times Notable Book, and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. She is a contributing editor and the Hot Type book columnist at Vanity Fair, a former senior editor of The Paris Review, and co-founder and now editor-at-large of Tin House magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
ROBERT LOPEZ is the author of two novels, Part of the World (Calamari Press) and Kamby Bolongo Mean River (Dzanc Books), and a collection of short fiction, Asunder (Dzanc Books). He has taught at The New School, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and Pine Manor College's Solstice Low-Res MFA Program and was a 2010 Fellow in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
MILES KLEE is the author of the novel Ivyland (OR Books). He studied at Williams College under writers Jim Shepard, Andrea Barrett, and Paul Park. His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Awl, The Huffington Post, The New York Observer, Salon, The Millions, and many other publications, online and off. He was born in Brooklyn and now lives in Manhattan.
JAC JEMC is the author of the novel My Only Wife (Dzanc Books). Her work has appeared in The Denver Quarterly, Caketrain, Handsome, Sleepingfish, and other places. She is also the author of a chapbook of stories, These Strangers She'd Invited In (Greying Ghost Press), and the poetry editor for decomP Magazine. Jac blogs her rejections at jacjemc.wordpress.com.
DANIEL LONG is an Oklahoman living in New York. His work has appeared, most recently, in New York Tyrant, elimae, and The Carolina Quarterly. He is managing editor of The Fiddleback and was recently named an Emerging Writers Fellow by the Center for Fiction.