The Franklin Park Reading Series celebrates its sixth year with six illustrious writers. Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy has been described as Harry Potter for adults and, comparisons aside, is powerful in its own right. James Hannaham’s forthcoming “Southern Gothic” Delicious Foods has been praised by Jennifer Egan and Dave Eggers. Matt Sumell reads from his hilarious and touching new Making Nice, and Jim Ruland reads from his novel Forest of Fortune, based on his own experiences working in a Native American–run casino. Sarah Gerard’s Binary Star, a poetic and semiautobiographical story about self-destructive lovers, and Things I Told My Mother, a philosophical romp about walking through New York topless for a day, garnered praise from outlets like NPR and Flavorwire. New York literary notables at a New York literary institution with $4 draft specials and a book raffle? Count us in.
Mon., March 9, 8 p.m., 2015