The Franklin Park Reading Series takes place on the second Monday of each month at Franklin Park in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. So far I've been twice with my friend Emily of The Happening, and I'm determined to make it every month because I love our little tradition that we're started: meet near Emily's office in the Financial District, take the subway to Brooklyn, get dinner in Crown Heights, and walk over to the bar.
As a bar, I love Franklin Park. It reminds me so much of my favorite bar on Long Island. It's spacious, the crowd is great, and the decor is really, really interesting. Also, on the Reading Series nights, the bar offers $4 beers. Can't beat it!
I bought a book of short stories at the most recent reading we went to a couple of weeks ago. The theme that night was short fiction, and I really liked one of the stories by Amber Sparks.
If you're in the area, the next installment is 2/8! Maybe I'll see you there? Get there early...it gets crowded!