December 14- Franklin Park Reading Series
Franklin Park Bar
618 St. John’s Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Time: 8:00 pm
A jewel of Crown Heights, the Franklin Park Reading Serieshas been providing the neighborhood with readings from a palette of distinctive writers on the second Monday of each month since 2009. The series has grown considerably — snagging the Voice‘s “Best Reading Series” award in 2013 — and has certified its reputation by offering a trustworthy lineup of both local and international authors, memoirists, and poets. This final edition of 2015 features six acclaimed authors, including Annie Liontas, Jamie Iredell, and a quartet of New Yorkers: Ryan Britt, Chinelo Okparanta, Niina Pollari, and Rachel Sherman. Britt published his first book, Luke Skywalker Can’t Read: And Other Geeky Truths, in November; in it, he approaches science fiction with a Chuck Klosterman–inspired lens and wonders, in the titular essay, why, in a galaxy full of wise Jedi, not one is seen schlepping a book. Pollari once composed nine curious poems regarding Lana Del Rey for the collection Kiss Me in the Boring Rain. The Franklin Park Reading Series justifies abandoning the apartment on a Monday night.
For more information: http://franklinparkbrooklyn.com/
December 15- The Rumpus & Electric Literature Present It’s Too Cold For This: A Reading
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
Time: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Celebrate literary community during winter’s darkest days: join The Rumpus and Electric Literature for a warm night of literary merriment and readings from Melissa Febos, Alexandra Kleeman, Alex Mar, Lincoln Michel, and Angel Nafis.
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December 12- December Picture Book Bonanza
Books of Wonder
18 W 18th St,
New York, NY 10011
Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
A picture perfect afternoon of fun, awaits the whole family at the December Picture Book Bonanza. Don’t miss these colorful new storybooks and the chance to hear all about them right from their talented creators. Join us as we welcome:
EMILY JENKINS & PAUL O. ZELINSKY for Toys Meet Snow
ELISE PRIMAVERA for Auntie Claus – Deluxe edition
ROSEMARY WELLS for Use Your Words, Sophie
DAVID ERCOLINI for The Night Before Christmas
URI SHULEVITZ for Troto and the Trucks