PETE'S CANDY STORE READING SERIES

FREE - EVERY OTHER THURSDAY AT 7:30PM

Curated and hosted by Jillian Capewell and Brian Gresko

Over the course of 15 years, Pete's Reading Series has earned a reputation as Brooklyn's premier reading series, where today's literary icons and tomorrow's stars take the stage regularly.

“The most intimate reading space in Brooklyn. Think of a fine pre-war dining car with an endless supply of booze.”

— Gary Shetyngart - author, Little Failure and Super Sad True Love Story

“Pete’s Candy Store Reading Series is by far the best series in Brooklyn, at the best bar. It’s the KGB of Brooklyn!”

— Joanna Yas - Editor, Open City Magazine and Books

“It has never been clear to me who Pete is, but there is no finer place to give - or hear - a reading in this city.”

— Robert Polito - author, Savage Art

PAST AUTHORS

Colum McCann, Jonathan Ames, Tom Beller, Lan Samantha Chang, Jennifer Egan, Hari Kunzru, David Lehman, Sam Lipsyte, Francine Prose, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Gary Shetyngart, Colm Toibin, Justin Torres, Hannah Tinti

THIS SEASON'S SCHEDULE

September 19th

Mona Awad (BUNNY), Helen Phillips (THE NEED), and Beth Mayer (WE WILL TELL YOU OTHERWISE)

October 17th

Leland Cheuk (NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN) and Nicholas Mancusi (A PHILOSOPHY OF RUIN)

November 21st

Catherine Chung (THE TENTH MUSE), Lilly Dancyger (BURN IT DOWN), and Marco Rafala (HOW FIRES END)

December 19th

A Special Collaboration with The Rumpus, featuring Mira Jacob (GOOD TALK), Mitchell S. Jackson (SURVIVAL MATH, and Melissa Rivero (THE AFFAIRS OF THE FALCONS)