Hope you can make it to our lit bash tomorrow night! We’re teaming up with the innovative fiction publisher ELECTRIC LITERATURE, showcasing four of their outstanding contributors: LYNNE TILLMAN (American Genius: A Comedy, Someday This Will Be Funny), J. ROBERT LENNON (Familiar, Castle), STEPHEN O'CONNOR (Here Comes Another Lesson), and SETH FRIED (The Great Frustration).
FREE ADMISSION! DRINK SPECIALS: $4 PINTS, PLUS AN EXTRA $1 OFF THE 1ST 100 DRINKS!
AND A RAFFLE WITH AMAZING LIT-THEMED PRIZES!
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES -- "A Night with Electric Literature"
Monday, November 12, 8-10 pm
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 on our authors:
LYNNE TILLMAN is the author of five novels, four short story collections, including, most recently, Someday This Will Be Funny, one collection of essays, and two other nonfiction books. She collaborates often with artists and writes regularly on culture, and her fiction is anthologized widely. Her novels include American Genius: A Comedy, No Lease on Life, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 1998 and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Cast in Doubt, Motion Sickness, and Haunted Houses. Her essay collection, The Broad Picture, features work published in literary and art periodicals. She is the Fiction Editor at Fence Magazine, Professor and Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English at the University at Albany, and a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
J. ROBERT LENNON is the author of seven novels, including Castle, Mailman, and the newly released Familiar, as well as a story collection, Pieces for the Left Hand. His fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, and The New Yorker and been anthologized in Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Prize Stories. His book reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Guardian, and the London Review of Books. He lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches writing at Cornell University.
STEPHEN O’CONNOR is the author of the short story collections Here Comes Another Lesson and Rescue and the nonfiction works Will My Name Be Shouted Out? and Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Conjunctions, One Story, The Missouri Review, Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Agni, Threepenny Review, Black Clock, The Quarterly, and other places, and his story “Ziggurat” was read by Tim Curry on Selected Shorts. His essays and journalism have been published in The New York Times, The Nation, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The New Labor Forum, and elsewhere. He teaches in the MFA programs of Columbia and Sarah Lawrence. For additional information, please visit http://www.stephenoconnor.net.
SETH FRIED’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including McSweeney’s, One Story, The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, and Vice. His debut short story collection, The Great Frustration, was published in May 2011 by Soft Skull Press. He also writes a literary humor column for Tin House, Das Kolumne.