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Franklin Park Reading Series Short Fiction Night
Jan 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
The Franklin Park Reading Series launches its 2015 season with its Sixth Annual Short Fiction Night. This year’s edition stars National Book Award winner Phil Klay (Redeployment), acclaimed debut authors Sara Lippmann (Doll Palace) and Kevin Fortuna (The Dunning Mann), innovative poet and prose writer Morgan Parker (Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night), and Electric Literature contributor Malerie Willens. The evening includes a $4 draft drink special, plus a raffle for the authors’ books and a subscription to Tin House magazine.
PHIL KLAY (Redeployment)
SARA LIPPMANN (Doll Palace)
KEVIN FORTUNA (The Dunning Man)
MORGAN PARKER (Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night)
MALERIE WILLENS (Electric Literature)
PHIL KLAY is the author of the short story collection Redeployment, which won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize. A National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree, he is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his MFA from Hunter. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from
January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Granta, Tin House, and the anthology Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War.
SARA LIPPMANN is the author of the story collection Doll Palace, which has been nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She received a BA from Brown and an MFA from The New School. She has written for national magazines, taught college English, and currently co-hosts the Sunday Salon, a monthly reading series in New York’s East Village. Her stories have been published in Tupelo Quarterly, Joyland, Jewish Fiction, The Brooklyner, Slice Magazine, PANK, and elsewhere, nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and included in Wigleaf’s Top 50. A former mentor for Girls Write Now and a recipient of a 2012 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts, she lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn.
KEVIN FORTUNA is the author of the story collection The Dunning Man, which was named one of the best debuts of 2014 by Buzzfeed. He obtained a Bachelors degree in English Literature from Georgetown University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the Quicksall Medal for Writing, a Fellowship in Fiction at the Prague Summer Writers Workshop, and a Full Fellowship in Fiction at the University of New Orleans, where he received his MFA. He lives in Cold Spring, New York.
MORGAN PARKER is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize, and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Coconut Books 2016). A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor for Coconut Magazine, she also contributes writing to Weird Sister. She lives in Brooklyn and at www.morgan-parker.com.
MALERIE WILLENS has had fiction published in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Open City, Canteen, and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. She grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Crown Heights. She is working on a collection of short stories.