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Franklin Park Reading Series: Summer Finale

Aug 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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We’re closing out the summer with a multigenre event featuring a special appearance by acclaimed San Francisco-based novelist Joshua Mohr, innovative memoirist Sean H Doyle, three of the season’s most celebrated debut novelists — Alexandra Kleeman, Sara Novic, and Tracy O’Neill — and renowned comics artist John Dermot Woods. The night includes a $4 draft drink special and raffle for the authors’ books. Admission is free.

More on our authors:

JOSHUA MOHR is the author of five acclaimed novels, including the newly released All This Life, as well as Fight Song, Damascus, Termite Parade, which was named an Editors’ Choice on the New York Times bestseller list, and Some Things that Meant the World to Me, which was one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. He lives in San Francisco and teaches in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.

ALEXANDRA KLEEMAN is the author of the debut novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, Conjunctions, Guernica, and Gulf Coast, among others. Nonfiction essays and reportage have appeared in Tin House, n+1, and The Guardian. Her short story collection Intimations is forthcoming from Harper in 2016. A PhD candidate in Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, she is currently based in NYC.

SARA NOVIĆ is the author of the debut novel Girl at War. She was born in 1987 and has lived in the United States and Croatia. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia University, where she studied fiction and translation. The fiction editor at Blunderbuss Magazine, she teaches writing at Columbia University and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She lives in Queens.

JOHN DERMOT WOODS is the author of the illustrated novel The Baltimore Atrocities, a collection of comics, Activities, and two previous novels. He and Lincoln Michel created the funny comic strip, Animals in Midlife Crises, for The Rumpus and are currently at work on a graphic novel following the adventures of Werner Herzog as a park ranger. He has just returned to Brooklyn after spending a year in northern New York State as the Viebranz Professor of Creative Writing at Saint Lawrence University.

SEAN H DOYLE is the author of This Must Be the Place. He works hard every day to be a better person and is learning how to love himself more. He lives in Brooklyn, and you can read his work and find more information at seandoyle.com.

TRACY O’NEILL is the author of the debut novel The Hopeful. She was awarded the NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship by the Center for Fiction in 2012. Her work has appeared online at the San Francisco Chronicle, RollingStone.com, The Millions, TheAtlantic.com, Grantland, Bookforum, The L Magazine, The Collagist, and Publishers Weekly. Her fiction has appeared in Granta, Guernica, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and The Literarian. She lives in Brooklyn.


Aug 10, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Franklin Park
618 St. John's Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States


Penina Roth