Crown Heights’ Literary Scene Gets Spinoff of Popular Franklin Park Reading Series


    It’s not just Crown Heights’ residential housing market that’s bursting at the seams — so is the neighborhood’s literary scene.

    The Franklin Park Reading Series has been bringing local writers together at its monthly showcasing of talent for six years now, and it’s high time to expand.

    The answer to the overflow is a new series at the neighboring Manhattanville Coffee on Rogers Avenue. The Manhattanville Reading Series, which kicks off at 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, will be held on the last Tuesday of every month, providing a venue for emerging, unpublished authors who are less likely to be given slots at Franklin Park.

    “Since the Franklin Park Reading Series has grown and we’re getting so many requests from talented authors with new books to promote, we have fewer openings for emerging writers,” host Penina Roth told DNAinfo.

    Manhattanville Coffee is at 167 Rogers Avenue, and the reading series is free to attend.

    Crown Heights Literary Scene

    [Photos via Franklin Park Reading Series/Facebook]

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