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FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES: 5th ANNIVERSARY BASH

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We’re celebrating five years of provocative lit and cheap liquor in Brooklyn’s coolest neighborhood with a multi-genre reading starring DANI SHAPIRO, ADAM WILSON, KYLE MINOR, TOM WILLIAMS, and LEAH UMANSKY!!!

Adding to the fun: $4 pints, complimentary cake and an awesome raffle for books & merch!

FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES: 5th ANNIVERSARY BASH

March 10, 8-10pm

Franklin Park

618 St. Johns Place, Between Classon and Franklin Avenues

Crown Heights, Brooklyn

718-230-0293

Subway: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Avenue

www.franklinparkbrooklyn.com

FREE

Huge thanks to our podcast partner, Late Night Library, for recording our events. Learn more at www.latenightlibrary.org,

Our readers:

DANI SHAPIRO is the bestselling author of the memoirs Devotion and Slow Motion, as well as five novels, including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, The New York Times Book Review, and The Los Angeles Times and has been widely anthologized. She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, The New School, and Wesleyan University, and she is co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. A contributing editor at Travel + Leisure, she lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Her latest book, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, was published in October.

ADAM WILSON is the author of the short story collection What’s Important Is Feeling and the novel Flatscreen, a National Jewish Book Award finalist. His work has appeared in many publications, including The Paris Review, Tin House, The Coffin Factory, Electric Literature, Gigantic, the New York Times, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, and Salon, as well as the anthologies The Best American Short Stories and Forty Stories: New Writing From Harper Perennial. In 2012 he received the Terry Southern Prize for Humor for work published in The Paris Review. He teaches creative writing at New York University and Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn.

KYLE MINOR is the author of the collections Praying Drunk (Curbside Splendor) and In the Devil’s Territory (Dzanc Books). His work has appeared in Esquire, The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, and Salon and in the anthologies Best American Mystery Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers, and Forty Stories: New Voices from Harper Perennial, among many other publications. The winner of the Iowa Review and the Tara M. Kroger prizes for short fiction, he was also named a 2006 Best New Voice by Random House.

TOM WILLIAMS is the author of Don’t Start Me Talkin’ (Curbside Splendor) and The Mimic’s Own Voice (Main Street Rag Publishing Co). He has also published numerous stories, reviews, and essays, most recently in RE:AL, The Collagist, Booth, and Slab. An associate editor of American Book Review, he is the Chair of English at Morehead State University. He lives in Kentucky with his family.

LEAH UMANSKY’S Mad-Men inspired book, Don Dreams and I Dream, is out now from Kattywompus Press. Her first collection of poetry, Domestic Uncertainties, was published in 2013 by BlazeVOX. Along with being the host and curator of the COUPLET Reading Series, she also writes for Tin House and Luna Luna Magazine. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY, Poetry Review, Barrow Street, and The Brooklyn Rail. Flavorwire named her one of 23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013. Read more at: http://iammyownheroine.com.