Hope you can make it tonight at 8 for our fall blockbuster reading, featuring new fiction from stars on major and indie presses. Literary legend A.M. HOMES (May We Be Forgiven, The End of Alice) will be joined by acclaimed debut novelist EMMA STRAUB (Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures), Iowa Short Fiction Award winner MARIE-HELENE BERTINO (Safe as Houses), and two of the most prominent authors in indie publishing, MICHAEL KIMBALL (Big Ray, Us) and SCOTT MCCLANAHAN (The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan Vol. 1). People are still talking about Scott's mesmerizing performance at last year's event -- you can check it out here:
FREE ADMISSION! DRINK SPECIALS: $4 PINTS, PLUS AN EXTRA $1 OFF THE 1ST 100 DRINKS!
We'll also have lit-themed giveaways and we'll be raffling off a coveted Small Demons T-shirt!
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES -- "All-Star Fiction Night"
Monday, October 15, 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:
A.M. HOMES is the author of the novels May We Be Forgiven, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as two story collections, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, and the memoir The Mistress’s Daughter. Her books have been translated into twenty-two languages. She has published fiction and essays in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper’s, McSweeney's, One Story, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair, where she is a contributing editor. She lives in New York City.
EMMA STRAUB is the author of the novel Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and the story collection Other People We Married. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published by Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time, and Slate, and she is a staff writer for Rookie. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, where she also works as a bookseller.
MICHAEL KIMBALL is the author, most recently, of the novel Big Ray, as well as the novels Us, Dear Everybody, and The Way the Family Got Away. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. His work has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and in the Guardian, Vice, Bomb, and New York Tyrant. He is also responsible for the project Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard) and a couple of documentary films. He lives in Baltimore. Visit his website at michael-kimball.com.
SCOTT MCCLANAHAN is the author of Stories V! and the Collected Works of Scott McClanahan. In 2013 Two Dollar Radio will publish his book Crapalachia and New York Tyrant Books will publish his novel Hill William. He is co-partner of the company Holler Presents. Learn more at hollerpresents.com.
MARIE-HELENE BERTINO is the author of the debut story collection Safe as Houses, which received the 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Pushcart Prize Anthology XXXIII, North American Review, Mississippi Review, Inkwell, The Indiana Review, American Short Fiction, and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. She received a Pushcart Prize in 2007 and a Pushcart Special Mention in 2011. She was chosen as a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer’s Fellow in 2011. She hails from Philadelphia and lives in Brooklyn, where for six years she was the associate editor of One Story.