Hope you can join us TONIGHT at 8 for our fourth annual travel-themed reading! Tonight's stars include literary icon MARK LEYNER (The Sugar Frosted Nutsack, The Tetherballs of Bougainville), short fiction author ERIC SASSON (Margins of Tolerance), humor writer and memoirist RUPINDER GILL (On the Outside Looking Indian), poet/novelist/memoirist MATTHUE ROTH (Losers, Yom Kippur a Go-Go), and an innovative translator of The Odyssey, POLLY BRESNICK (Old Gus Eats).
We have a special sponsor -- the website Small Demons, which indexes people, places, and cultural references in books and will be providing extra drink discounts, giveaways, and a mixtape based on Mark Leyner's work
As always, admission is FREE and we'll have $4 PINTS. In addition, SD is sponsoring an additional $1 off the first 100 drinks.
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES -- "Travels & Journeys"
Monday, July 9, 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:
MARK LEYNER is the author of the novels Et Tu, Babe, The Tetherballs of Bougainville, and, most recently, The Sugar Frosted Nutsack. He has also written several short story collections, including My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist. His nonfiction includes the #1 New York Times bestseller Why Do Men Have Nipples? He cowrote the movie War, Inc. and lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
ERIC SASSON is the author of the story collection Margins of Tolerance, which won the 2011 Tartt Fiction Award. An MFA graduate of NYU, he has taught fiction writing at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nashville Review, The Puritan, Connotation Press, Liquid Imagination, Alligator Juniper, Trans, The Ledge, and other places.
RUPINDER GILL is the author of the memoir On The Outside Looking Indian. She has written for The Rumpus, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The National Post, CBC Radio, and the Canadian television comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
MATTHUE ROTH is the author of the memoir Yom Kippur a Go-Go and the novels Losers, winner of an ALA Rainbow Award, Never Mind the Goldbergs, named an. NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age, and Candy in Action. His picture book, My First Kafka, is forthcoming from One Peace Books. He also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film 1/20. He is publishing his novel Enemies one chapter at a time in a scavenger hunt, and he will be starting graduate school at Brooklyn College in the fall. Also a video game designer, he lives in Brooklyn.
POLLY BRESNICK's work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Brooklyn Rail, The Fiddleback, elimae, LIT, MonkeyBicycle, decomp, The Six Sentence Review, and others. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is visually mistranslating Homer's The Odyssey, a section of which has been published as a chapbook by Publishing Genius. Curator and host of the monthly reading series "Writers Reading to Writers Listening to Writers Reading to Writers," she teaches creative writing to all sorts of people and is searching for a home for her novel.