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Join us on the second Monday of each month!

Join us on the second Monday of each month for readings from emerging and established fiction writers, memoirists, essayists, and poets. We showcase local talent and host authors from around the world.

Admission is FREE! We have craft beer specials and hold a free raffle for our authors' latest books.

For more literary doings, follow the Franklin Park Reading Series on Facebook and Instagram and host Penina Roth on Twitter. Email us at Sign up for our mailing list here.

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Upcoming Events 


For our summer season finale, we're thrilled to present a star-studded lineup of fiction writers and memoirists: Laura van den Berg (State of Paradise), Tracy O'Neill (Woman of Interest), Ananda Lima (Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil), Hyeseung Song (Docile), Amy Shearn (Dear Edna Sloane), and Jason Yamas (Tweakerworld). Enjoy specials on craft brews and get a shot at our readers' latest books in our free raffle. Free Admission!


The series has been recommended and covered by numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, the NY Daily News, BOMB, Thrillist, The Rumpus, the Paris Review, Tin House, Flavorpill, Electric Literature, Brooklyn Magazine, and the Brooklyn Paper. New York Magazine named Franklin Park one of NYC's Absolute Best Reading Series, Time Out New York named FP one of NYC's Best Literary Series, and the Village Voice gave us a Best of NYC award for Best Reading Series.

Notable Readers

Colson Whitehead, Roxane Gay, Walter Mosley, Carmen Maria Machado, Kiese Laymon, Marlon James, Mary Gaitskill, Hanif Abdurraqib, N.K. Jemisin, Jennifer Egan, Jason Reynolds, Tayari Jones, Deesha Philyaw, Melissa Broder, Morgan Parker, Jami Attenberg, Melissa Febos, Victor LaValle, Alexander Chee, Alexandra Kleeman, Tommy Pico, Kelly Link, Lev Grossman, Emma Straub, Karen Russell, Amy Hempel, Sam Lipsyte, Scott McClanahan, Blake Butler, Claire Vaye Watkins, Edwidge Danticat,  Alejandro Zambra, Hernan Diaz, Hua Hsu, A.M. Homes, Mahogany L. Browne, Brandon Taylor, Catherine Lacey, Sloane Crosley, Samantha Hunt, Laura van den Berg, Alissa Nutting, Leslie Jamison, Marie-Helene Bertino, Torrey Peters, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Lindsay Hunter, Elle Nash, Sarah Rose Etter, and Mychal Denzel Smith.