Maybe you squinted last night until 3am with the flickering light of your $9.90 Ikea lamp only to finish the latest novel by Nicole Krauss. Maybe you got so inspired last night, you didn’t go to bed at all and the day light hit you at 7.15 am like a hammer making you realize it’s time to shower off the writer’s sweat and go to your day job. Maybe you already developed a chronic wrist pain because you believe keyboards kill creativity and scribble your Bukowski-inspired novel with tiny neat handwriting into your green mole skin day by day. And maybe just your bookworm Bushwick heart desires to slowly melt into a chair as you’re listening to a well written poem while the fire patiently consumes the forest wood in the fireplace…

In any case, you should have been there! Or if you fit the description above, you probably were there… On Fireside Follies reading series no. 1 on Saturday in Fireproof, Bushwick.

Masterminds behind the project, Eric Nelson and Mike Lala, are making sure to deliver every third Saturday each month, almost to your Bushwick living room, the finest that has been written lately.

So was the case on Saturday when we heard Justin Richards’ deep mind tape.

Matt Zing’s poetry.

Robin Grearson riding a motorbike and eventually refusing to be just another older woman.

Melissa Febos unveiling the secret life of a Bed-Stuy dominatrix.

And the night’s headliner, Emily Gould, capturing everyone’s attention with a smoothly written piece about a schoolgirl’s first love.

Fireside Follies

Bushwick Finest Reading Series, every 3rd Saturday each month

119 Ingraham St (At Porter Ave), Bushwick, Morgan L