- This event has passed.
Franklin Park Reading Series
Apr 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
The Franklin Park Reading Series launches its seventh season with fresh fiction, memoir, and poetry from five outstanding authors: Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead (The Noble Hustle, Zone One), innovative fiction star Amelia Gray (Gutshot, Threats), acclaimed memoirist Wendy C. Ortiz (Hollywood Notebook, Excavation), award-winning poet Natalie Eilbert (Swan Feast), and noted fiction writer, critic, and essayist Tobias Carroll (Joyland, Tin House). The evening includes a $4 draft drink special and raffle for the authors’ books.
FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES: Colson Whitehead, Amelia Gray, Wendy C. Ortiz, Natalie Eilbert, and Tobias Carroll
Monday, April 13, 8-10pm
618 St. Johns Place, between Classon and Franklin Avenues
Subway: 2/3/4/5 trains to Franklin Ave.
Drink special: $4 drafts
COLSON WHITEHEAD (The Noble Hustle, Zone One)
AMELIA GRAY (Gutshot, Threats)
WENDY C. ORTIZ (Hollywood Notebook, Excavation)
NATALIE EILBERT (Swan Feast)
TOBIAS CARROLL (Joyland, Tin House)
COLSON WHITEHEAD is the author of the novels Zone One, a NY Times bestseller; Sag Harbor; Apex Hides the Hurt, winner of the PEN Oakland Award; John Henry Days, winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and The Intuitionist. He has also written a book of essays about his hometown, The Colossus of New York, and The Noble Hustle, a nonfiction account of the 2011 World Series of Poker. A recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in New York.
AMELIA GRAY is the author of the novel Threats, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and the upcoming Gutshot (April 2015). Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Tin House. She lives in Los Angeles.
WENDY C. ORTIZ is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books, 2014) and Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Hazlitt, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Nervous Breakdown, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, and Brain, Child magazine, among many other places. She co-founded the Rhapsodomancy Reading Series, which she has curated and hosted since 2004. Wendy is a parent and registered marriage and family therapist intern in Los Angeles. Learn more atwendyortiz.com.
NATALIE EILBERT is the author of the poetry collection Swan Feast (Coconut Books, 2015) and the winner of the 2015 Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Prize for Innovative Poetry. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Conversation with the Stone Wife (Bloof Books, 2014) and And I Shall Again Be Virtuous (Big Lucks Books, 2014). Her poems and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Kenyon Review, The Offing, Tin House, Guernica, West Branch, The Fanzine, Philadelphia Review of Books, and many others. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.
TOBIAS CARROLL is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. His writing has recently appeared in Tin House, Midnight Breakfast, The Collapsar, The Collagist, Joyland, and Underwater New York. His collection Transitory will be released by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2016.