WORD celebrates the end of summer with a reading featuring The Atlas Review, Emily Books, and Electric Literature.

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  1. Crowd!  2. Winston Scarlett, who works at Mediabistro, with Marilyn Louis, a performance and visual artist.   I got soaked en route to the Franklin Park Reading Series on Monday night, but this did not stop me and hundreds of others from packing into the main room to see and hear some serious [...]

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I first met Adam Novy about four years ago when he was an instructor at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, where I was re-taking English 101 because of a transfer credit debacle. When I talked to him after class, I learned that we’d been at Pratt Institute around the same time, lived in [...]

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1. This is what a bar looks like                                                    2. Are you a winner? Elise Anderson will tell you   Guys, I’m pretty sure spring is here to stay now, save [...]

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1. Next month, I promise to be wittier in this caption. 2. Unnameable Books’ Constructivist merch display.   Last night, the Franklin Park Reading Series celebrated its fourth birthday. That’s 48 readings, 240 authors, thousands of eager and bookish attendees, innumerable pints of beer, and way too many book giveaways to tally. Doing anything for [...]

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1. Unnameable Books merch table! 2. Requisite crowd shot.   I’d been looking forward to last night’s installment of the venerable Crown Heights Franklin Park Reading Series ever since Penina announced the lineup. While I trudged through the brown and black slush left from the rain, all thoughts centered on the prospect of hearing Dylan [...]

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1. Beautiful, beautiful crowd. 2. J.E. Reich, writer and cool-person, with Moshe Schulman, another writer and equally cool-person.   I went to a reading on Monday night. It was at Franklin Park, down the street from my house in Crown Heights, and the series is called the Franklin Park Reading Series. A fine lady named [...]

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NaNoWriMo—Month of creative commitment-slash-torture! Month of antisocial weekends in stale-smelling, coffee stained pyjamas! Month of self-abnegation and self-praise! MONTH OF GENIUS!—is almost over. Here are some songs to get your blood/ink flowing, and your manuscript across the finish line. With love, Electric Literature + friends   Marie-Helene Bertino, author of Safe as Houses: Neil Young, “Old [...]

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1. These flasks are actually designed to hold apple juice. 2. Crowded, yo. I usually get to Crown Heights’ Franklin Park absurdly early to snag a seat for the Franklin Park Reading Series because this shit fills up fast. Monday night, I got there especially early to ensure that none of the line-up’s star-studded heads [...]

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1. This crowd is always really good looking! 2. Host and Curator Penina Roth MCing.   Fall arrived in NYC in full force Monday night, and not just because of the rain. Penina Roth and crew brought their Fall Blockbusters to Crown Heights bar and defacto literary hub Franklin Park for a behemoth of a [...]

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