Best Monday ever: Franklin Park Reading Series

Posted by Jason Diamond

If you’re around this Monday, I’d really love it if you could come hang out with me and some friends.

JAMES BOICE (The Good and the Ghastly, MVP)
JASON DIAMOND (Vol. 1 Brooklyn,
JULIA JACKSON (Electric Literature)
STEVE CARR (Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Comix)

RSVP here.
It’s vacation season and we’re heading off on exciting adventures, close to home and far off into a post-apocalyptic future. From a Trinidadian nanny’s experiences in early ’90s Crown Heights to a gangster noir chase in Northern Virginia in the 34th century, our readers will share riveting tales of inner and outward journeys.

As always, the fun is FREE and the drink special will be $4 pints.

SUBWAY: 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Avenue

JAMES BOICE was born in 1982 in Salinas, California and grew up in Northern Virginia. The Good and the Ghastly is his third novel. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed novels MVP and NoVA, and his work has appeared in Esquire, McSweeney’s, Fiction, Salt Hill, and other publications. He writes about pathological people and lives in Crown Heights.

VICTORIA BROWN was born in Trinidad and at sixteen came alone to New York, where she worked as a full-time nanny for several years. She majored in English at Vassar College before attending the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Eventually, she returned to New York, where she taught English at LaGuardia Community College. She is now completing her MFA at Hunter College. Victoria lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young children. She has a part-time babysitter in her employ.

JASON DIAMOND is the founding editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the editor-in-chief of, and has had work appear at NPR, Vice, The Rumpus, and many more outlets. He is currently at work on his first book. Ask him about it.

JULIA JACKSON was raised in Southern California and currently teaches at Brooklyn College, where she earned her MFA in Fiction Writing in 2011. She is a regular contributor for Electric Literature’s blog, The Outlet, and her work is forthcoming in the New Ohio Review.

STEVE MAURICE CARR is a man of many talents. Born in 1985, Steve’s been a poet since the age of 15. He fell in love with stand-up comedy two years ago while working as a busboy at Abigail Cafe and Wine Bar in Crown Heights and now co-hosts the Comedy Heights show at Abigail’s each Tuesday. He has performed on numerous New York stages, including the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Comix, the Tank, and the Laugh Lounge.