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Franklin Park Reading Series: Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, Samantha Hunt, Jac Jemc, and Sarah Rose Etter

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free
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Five fierce writers from across the US will converge on the Franklin Park Reading Series for an unforgettable night: Amelia Gray (Isadora), Lindsay Hunter (Eat Only When You’re Hungry), Samantha Hunt (The Dark Dark), Jac Jemc (The Grip of It), and Sarah Rose Etter (Tongue Party). It’s a rare opportunity to catch these award-winning, out of town authors in the same room! Admission is free, drafts $5, and there will be a free-to-enter raffle for the authors’ books.

More on our authors:

AMELIA GRAY is the author of five books, most recently Isadora. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, of FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She lives in Los Angeles.

LINDSAY HUNTER is the author of the novels Eat Only When You’re Hungry and Ugly Girls and the story collections Don’t Kiss Me, which was named one of Amazon’s 10 Best Short Story Collections of the Year, and Daddy’s. She lives in Chicago with her husband, sons, and dogs.

SAMANTHA HUNT is the author, most recently, of the short story collection The Dark Dark. Her novel about Nikola Tesla, The Invention of Everything Else, was a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her first novel, The Seas, earned her selection as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35. Her novel Mr. Splitfoot was an IndieNext Pick. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, McSweeney’s, Tin House, A Public Space, and many other publications. A 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, she lives in upstate New York.

JAC JEMC is the author of the novels The Grip of It and My Only Wife, a finalist for the 2013 PEN / Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award, and the short story collection A Different Bed Every Time, which was named one of Amazon’s Best Story Collections of 2014. Her nonfiction has been featured on the long list for Best American Essays and her story “Women in Wells” was featured in the 2010 Best of the Web anthology. She’s taught English and Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame, where she was writer in residence, Loyola University, Story Studio Chicago, The Loft Literary Center, and elsewhere. She lives in Chicago and serves as web nonfiction editor for Hobart.

SARAH ROSE ETTER is the author of Tongue Party (Caketrain Press). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Vice Magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Juked, Salt Hill Journal, Black Warrior Review, and more. She is a contributing editor at The Fanzine, a columnist at Philadelphia Weekly, and a co-founder of the TireFire Reading Series. She has attended the Gullkistan Creative Residency in Iceland, and presented work at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference in Bordeaux, France.