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PEN Members Reading at Franklin Park Bar & Beer Garden

This Monday, June 10, PEN partners with the Franklin Park Reading Series,the wildly successful reading series in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, for an evening of readings and conversation with PEN Members old and new. Please join us for a very special evening.

Edwidge Danticat, Matt Bell, Amy Brill & Matthew Aaron Goodman

FREE Monday, June 10, 8-10pm Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden 618 St. Johns Place (between Classon and Franklin Avenues) Brooklyn, NY

Matt Bell is the author of the novel In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, the novella Cataclysm Baby and the story collection How They Were Found. His fiction has been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories 2010, Best American Fantasy 2, and 30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers and shortlisted in Best American Short Stories 2010 and the Pushcart Prize anthology. He serves as Senior Editor at Dzanc Books, where he runs the literary magazine The Collagist, and teaches writing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Amy Brill is the author of the novel The Movement of Stars. Her articles, essays, and short stories have appeared in many publications, including Salon, Guernica, and Time Out New York, and have been anthologized in Before and After: Stories from New York and Lost and Found. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has been awarded fellowships in fiction by the Edward Albee Foundation , the Millay Colony, and the American Antiquarian Society, among others. As a broadcast journalist and producer, she has worked for PBS and MTV and she is the recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award. She lives in Brooklyn.

Edwidge Danticat is the highly acclaimed author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work, Brother, I’m Dying, The Dew Breaker, The Farming of Bones, Krik? Krak!, and Breath, Eyes, Memory. She is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Story Prize, the American Book Award, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she lives in Miami. Her latest novel, Claire of the Sea Light, will be released in August.

Matthew Aaron Goodman is the author of the novel Hold Love Strong, which was chosen by Barnes and Noble as a “Discover Great New Writers Book” and by USA Today as a “New Voices Pick.” He teaches Multicultural American Literature at Hunter College, serves as the Curator of the Museum of Natural Historicity, and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Phenomenal Nobodies. He is also the Coordinator of The New York Juvenile Justice Initiative. He lives in Brooklyn.

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