TONIGHT AT 8: Our last reading of 2012, and we're going out with a bang! Four exciting, innovative writers will be reading from their recent releases -- CHRISTINE SCHUTT (Prosperous Friends), PAULA BOMER (Nine Months), DAN JOSEFSON (That's Not a Feeling) and MITCHELL JACKSON (Oversoul) -- and one of today's freshest voices in fiction, SONJA SHOLKLAPPER, will be reading from her novel-in-progress. We'll be toasting great lit with super cheap booze, and holding a raffle for book-related prizes!
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES -- "Identity Crises"
Monday, December 10, 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:
CHRISTINE SCHUTT is the author of three novels, including the newly released Prosperous Friends, the National Book Award finalist Florida, and the Pulitzer Prize finalist All Souls. She has also published two story collections, Nightwork and A Day, A Night, Another Day, Summer.
PAULA BOMER is publisher of Sententia Books and the editor of Sententia: A Literary Journal, as well as a contributor to the literary blog Big Other. She is the author of the novel Nine Months and the story collection Baby & Other Stories. Her writing has appeared in The Mississippi Review, Open City, Fiction, Nerve, and Best American Erotica. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
DAN JOSEFSON is the author of the debut novel That's Not a Feeling. He has received a Fulbright research grant and a Schaeffer Award from the International Institute of Modern Letters. He has an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and lives in Brooklyn.
MITCHELL JACKSON is a Portland, Oregon native who lives in Brooklyn. He received an M.A. in writing from Portland State University and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from New York University. He has been the recipient of fellowships from Urban Artist Initiative and The Center For Fiction and is a former winner of the Hurston Wright Foundation’s award for college writers. Jackson teaches writing at New York University. Oversoul, an eBook collection of his prose, was released in the summer of 2012. His novel The Residue Years will be published by Bloomsbury USA in the summer of 2013.
SONJA SHOLKLAPPER is a New York City street reporter. Her stories of murder and mayhem, Yiddish-speaking hipsters and Nollywood gossip-peddlers have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, DNAinfo New York and the New York Post, among others. She lives with her mad scientist husband in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.