Hope you can join us tomorrow at 8 for an evening of secrets and mysteries with novelists TAYARI JONES (Silver Sparrow) and VICTOR LAVALLE (Big Machine), who'll be giving a sneak preview of his upcoming novel The Devil in Silver. They’ll be joined by short fiction stars LINCOLN MICHEL (Tin House), COURTNEY MAUM (Electric Literature), and CAITLIN ELIZABETH HARPER, the founder/curator of the Crown Heights series for emerging writers, the Renegade Reading Series.
As always, admission is FREE and the drink special is $4 pints. And thanks to the literary website Small Demons, we'll knock an additional $1 off the first 100 drinks and provide great giveaways. If you can answer an NYC mystery trivia question, you could score a Small Demons T-shirt.
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES -- "Secrets and Mysteries"
Monday, August 13, 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:
TAYARI JONES is the author of the novels Silver Sparrow, which was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, O Magazine, Slate, and Salon, The Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta. She holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Radcliffe Institute Fellowhip at Harvard University. She serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers and blogs on writing at http://www.tayari jones.com.
VICTOR LAVALLE is the award-winning author of the upcoming novel The Devil in Silver and two previous novels, Big Machine and The Ecstatic, as well as the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus. Big Machine was the winner of an American Book Award and the Shirley Jackson Award in 2010 and was selected as one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Nation, and Publishers Weekly. Other prizes include a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the key to Southeast Queens. He teaches writing at Columbia University and lives in New York.
LINCOLN MICHEL was born in Virginia and lives in Brooklyn. His fiction and essays appear in Tin House, NOON, BOMB Magazine, Oxford American, The Paris Review Daily, The Believer, and elsewhere. He is a founder and co-editor of the literary magazine Gigantic. His comic strips and comic collaborations appear in The Rumpus and Volume 1 Brooklyn. He can be found online at lincolnmichel.com
COURTNEY MAUM is the humor columnist behind Electric Literature's "Celebrity Book Review," a frequent contributor of satirical essays about the writing life for Tin House magazine, and a book reviewer for BOMB Magazine. Her work has recently won awards from Hobart, The Cupboard, and Folio magazine and appeared online or in print in a number of places that make her very pleased. A Literary Death Match champion, her short story “Clarins” was a 2011 Million Writers Award notable story. At her Franklin Park reading, she will be debuting a novel written from the point of view of a celebrity she channeled for her Electric Literature column. You can read some of her work at courtneymaum.tumblr.com.
CAITLIN ELIZABETH HARPER is the host and curator of the Renegade Reading Series, a series in Crown Heights featuring emerging writers. She received her MFA in fiction from The New School in 2011 and works as an administrator at a charter school in the South Bronx. She is currently working on her first novel