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RINGSHOUT/FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL BOOKEND EVENT
Sep 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| $6
The Franklin Park Reading Series is partnering with the lit organization ringShout on a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event featuring readings and a conversation with new and notable African-American writers who are shifting the literary landscape. The readers include acclaimed novelists James Hannaham (Delicious Foods) and Angela Flournoy (The Turner House) and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo (Digest).
More on our authors:
GREGORY PARDLO’S collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Digest
was also shortlisted for the 2015 NAACP Image Award and is a current finalist for the
Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His other honors include fellowships from the National
Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection
Totem received the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. His poems appear in The Nation,
Ploughshares, Tin House, The Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American
Poetry, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. He lives with his family in Brooklyn.
JAMES HANNAHAM is the author of the novels Delicious Foods (Little, Brown 2015)
and God Says No (McSweeney’s 2009) and has published stories in One Story, Fence,
Story Quarterly, and BOMB. His story “Artist’s Statement,” which appeared in Gigantic
magazine, received a Pushcart Prize. He has exhibited text-based visual art at The Center
for Emerging Visual Artists, 490 Atlantic, Kimberly-Klark Gallery, and James Cohan. He
teaches in the Writing MFA program at the Pratt Institute.
ANGELA FLOURNOY is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel The Turner
House, which is a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunham First Novel prize, a Summer 2015
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a May 2015 Indie Next pick, and
a New York Times Sunday Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her fiction has appeared in
The Paris Review, and she has written for The New York Times, The New Republic, and
The Los Angeles Times.