Fireside Follies III

The Fireside Follies reading series continues its run in Bushwick next Saturday. As first reported back in September, area writers Michael Lala and Eric Nelson created the monthly readings to add to Bushwick’s continuing development as an exciting new art scene, and help local writers find a vehicle for sharing their work with an interested audience. The literary festivities, some traditional and some a little more experimental, allow for amateur writers, professionals, and everyone in between to meet, interact, and have a good time. Always free, and on the third Saturday of every month at Brooklyn Fireproof, the third installment of the program is on Dec. 18. According to the curators:

“Fireside Follies” showcases works from various aspects of literature, including fiction, memoir, poetry, and creative nonfiction; established authors, ‘zine writers, poets, and visual artists will contribute alongside up-and-coming talent. The third reading in the series will feature Matt Gross (NY Times Frugal Traveler ) and Andy Smith (Welcome to the Land of Cannibalistic Horses), as well as writers Jonny Diamond (Editor-in-Chief, The L Magazine), Katelan Foisy (Blood and Pudding), and Brandon Lake. Special guest this month is Brooklyn-based musician Elizabeth Devlin, releasing her 7-inch record “Ladybug.”

Reading is FUNdemental

At Northeast Kingdom restaurant in Bushwick, come take part in “Fireside Follies,” a new monthly reading series beginning Oct. 24.  Writers Michael Lala and Eric Nelson created the event as an occasion for local writers to get out and read, gain an audience, and meet and share with more published local authors.  The format is pretty wide open, and experimentation and creativity are obviously encouraged. From Brooklyn Eagle:

“Fireside Follies” will showcase works from various aspects of literature, including fiction, memoir, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The inaugural season will feature authors Emily Gould (And the Heart Says Whatever), Arthur Nersesian (Mesopotamia) and Justin Taylor (Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever), poets Molly Gaudry (We Take Me Apart) and Melissa Broder (When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother), former New York Times columnist Matt Gross, and artist Cristy Road (Bad Habits).

We all know Bushwick is on the up and up.  This free literary event gives us yet another reason to head to the neighborhood. Check it out.

BREAKING NEWS! Venue Change:Brooklyn Fireproof, 120 Ingraham St.Brooklyn. (L to Morgan St.)