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FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES: WILL CHANCELLOR and MEGAN MAYHEW BERGMAN PAPERBACK LAUNCH
Jul 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
MONDAY, JULY 13, 8-10pm: The Franklin Park Reading Series hosts a dual paperback launch for Will Chancellor’s novel A BRAVE MAN SEVEN STOREYS TALL and Megan Mayhew Bergman’s story collection ALMOST FAMOUS WOMEN. The event also features acclaimed authors Karolina Waclawiak (The Invaders, How To Get Into The Twin Palms), J. Robert Lennon (See You in Paradise, Familiar), and Mira Jacob (The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing), who will share their latest work. The fun includes $4 drafts and a raffle for the authors’ books.
WILL CHANCELLOR is the author of the novel A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus, Flavorwire, Electric Literature, and Buzzfeed and was a finalist in the Morning News’s 2015 Tournament of Books. He grew up in Hawaii and Texas and lives in New York City.
MEGAN MAYHEW BERGMAN is the author of the story collections Almost Famous Women and Birds of a Lesser Paradise. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and Oxford American, among other publications. Winner of the 2015 George Garrett New Writing Award for Fiction, she lives on a small farm in Vermont with her veterinarian husband, two daughters, and many animals.
KAROLINA WACLAWIAK is the author of the novels The Invaders and How To Get Into The Twin Palms She received her BFA in Screenwriting from USC School of Cinematic Arts and her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Rumpus, and The Believer, where she is also an editor. She lives in Los Angeles.
J. ROBERT LENNON is the author of the story collections See You in Paradise and Pieces For The Left Hand and seven novels, including Familiar, Castle, and Mailman. He holds an MFA from the University of Montana and his fiction has been published in the New Yorker, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Playboy, Granta, Electric Literature, and elsewhere and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He is editor-in-chief of the online magazine Okey-Panky and lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches writing at Cornell.
MIRA JACOB is the author of the novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle, and The Millions. Her recent writing and short stories have appeared in Guernica, Vogue, and the Telegraph. She has appeared on national television and radio and taught writing to students of all ages in New York, New Mexico, and Barcelona. Currently, she teaches fiction at NYU. She is the co-founder of Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband, documentary filmmaker Jed Rothstein, and their son.