Reading Series Census: Franklin Park

By on Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 11:53 am

Reading Series Census


The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

THIS ENTRY HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED BY THE CURATORS. IT HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY EDITORS OF ENGLISH KILLS REVIEW


What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?

Franklin Park Reading Series, named for the Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Who founded the series, and who runs it now?

Penina Roth is the founding curator and continues to run the series with the assistance of interns.

What genres or mediums does the series include?

Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

What is the format of the series?

5 to 6 readers with an intermission, plus a raffle.

Where does the series take place?

Franklin Park Beer Garden
618 St Johns Place
Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY 11238

When and how often is the series performed (and is it seasonal)?

Readings are the second Monday of every month, with adjustments for certain holidays when necessary.

How long has the series been active?

Since 2009.

Where can people find information about series on the web?

Franklin Park Reading Series Tumblr
Franklin Park Reading Series Facebook

Do you take submissions, solicit material, or a combination?

The series is curated by solicitation.

Did you set out with specific goals when the series was launched and have they changed over time?

Not answered.

What distinguishes the series from others?

Not answered.

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Some Press Coverage

Mosters at Franklin Park
Love Stories From The Dark — February’s Franklin Park Reading Series
Three Years of Franklin Park Reading Series!



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