A Night At the Franklin Park Reading Series

On February 13th, five writers gathered at Brooklyn’s Franklin Park as part of the bar’s monthly reading series. This month, the lineup encompassed Will Snider, Chiara Barzini, Kate Zambreno, Martha Southgate, and Ben Marcus. Host Penina Roth introduced the theme as being loosely related to Valentine’s Day, albeit “twisted love stories.”

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Afternoon Bites: Michael Ondaatje, Martha Southgate, John Fahey, and more

At Electric Literature, James Kaelan on Occupy Wall Street and the return of his Zero-Emission Book Project. (Vol.1’s Tobias Carroll reviewed¬†Kaelan’s We’re Getting On for Word Riot last year.) Jess Row on Michael¬†Ondaatje’s latest novel, The Cat’s Table: “an affirmation of a literary ethic Ondaatje has devoted his career to rejecting.” At Largehearted Boy, Martha Southgate has assembled Book Notes for her novel The Taste of Salt. Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses the “genre fiction vs. literary fiction” debate. Grayson Currin on […]

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