We're launching our fall season tomorrow night with a lit extravaganza! Master storytellers BRIAN EVENSON (Windeye, Fugue State) and JOSHUA HENKIN (The World Without You, Matrimony) will be joined by acclaimed debut novelists KATHLEEN ALCOTT (The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets) and COURTNEY ELIZABETH MAUK (Spark), and Crown Heights short fiction star J.E. REICH (Armchair Shotgun).
As we deal with sudden violence, sped-up technology and social upheaval, hear how these leading writers respond to our modern malaise through gripping stories of alternate realities, shifting identities, and time-space distortions.
DRINK SPECIALS: $4 PINTS, PLUS AN EXTRA $1 OFF THE 1ST 100 DRINKS!
We'll also have giveaways, lit trivia, a book raffle and prizes!
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES -- "Disorientation"
Monday, September 10, 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:
BRIAN EVENSON is the author of over ten books of fiction, including, most recently, the short story collection Windeye and the novel Immobility. He has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the World Fantasy Award and the winner of the International Horror Guild Award and the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel. His short story collection Fugue State was named one of Time Out New York's Best Books of 2009. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and three O. Henry Prizes, including one for the title story in Windeye, he lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directed and currently teaches in Brown University's Literary Arts Department.
JOSHUA HENKIN is the author, most recently, of the novel The World Without You, as well as the novels Matrimony, a New York Times Notable Book, and Swimming Across the Hudson, a Los Angeles Times Notable Book. His short stories have been published widely, cited for distinction in Best American Short Stories, and broadcast on NPR's "Selected Shorts." He lives in Brooklyn, NY and directs the MFA program in Fiction Writing at Brooklyn College.
KATHLEEN ALCOTT is the author of the debut novel The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Slice Magazine, American Short Fiction; Vol. 1 Brooklyn; The Rumpus.Net, The Bold Italic, Explosion Proof, and Rumpus Women Vol. 1, an anthology of personal essays by women. Born and raised in Northern California, she currently resides in Brooklyn and is working on her second novel.
COURTNEY ELIZABETH MAUK is the author of the debut novel Spark. She received an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University and has been published in The Literary Review, PANK, Wigleaf, Superstition Review, and other places. She is an assistant editor at Barrelhouse Magazine and teaches at the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and Juilliard. She lives in Manhattan with her husband.
J.E. REICH hails from Pittsburgh and recently received her MA in English Literature from Brooklyn College. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Armchair/Shotgun, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Plain China: The Best of Undergraduate Writing 2010, KGB Bar & Lit Journal, Underground Voices, The Emerson Review, and other publications. Her writing was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. She resides in Brooklyn, NY, and is a social media intern at Critical Mob and a contributor at Thought Catalog. She is currently working on her first novel.