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Franklin Park Reading Series Indie Night
Aug 11, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
This month the Franklin Park Reading Series focuses on indie lit, featuring five influential authors from across the country renowned for their bold, inventive writing, provocative subjects, and genre-blending work: Paula Bomer, Michael Kimball, Jamie Iredell, Brian Allen Carr, and Andrew Duncan Worthington. We’re also celebrating the innovative small presses releasing their books. There will be a $4 draft drink special and raffle for the authors’ books.
PAULA BOMER is the author, most recently, of the story collection Inside Madeleine, as well as the novel Nine Months and the story collection Baby. Her writing has appeared in The Mississippi Review, Open City, Fiction, Nerve, and Best American Erotica. She is the publisher of Sententia Books and a contributor to the literary blog Big Other. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
MICHAEL KIMBALL is the author, most recently, of Galaga, along with six other books, including Big Ray, Dear Everybody, and Us. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and his writing has been published in numerous places, including Vice, The Guardian, Bomb, Prairie Schooner, and New York Tyrant.
JAMIE IREDELL is the author of Prose. Poems. a Novel., The Book of Freaks, and, most recently, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac. His writing has appeared in many literary magazines, among them Gigantic, PANK, and The Literary Review. He teaches creative writing to college students in Atlanta, Georgia.
BRIAN ALLEN CARR lives in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He is the author, most recently, of The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World and several other books, including Short Bus, Edie and the Low-Hung Hands, and Vampire Conditions. His short fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Boulevard, McSweeney’s Small Chair, Hobart, and other publications, and he is the winner of the Texas Observer Story Prize, judged by Larry McMurtry.
ANDREW DUNCAN WORTHINGTON is the author of the novel Walls and founding editor of the art and literature magazine and press Keep This Bag Away From Children. Originally from Akron, Ohio, he lives in New York City.