Rooftop Readings in Brooklyn, New York

UPDATE 12/20/2022 – Ample Hills has closed temporarily while looking for new investment. While they get their act together, Rooftop Readings is relocating to Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room — also in Brooklyn! See details below, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

Rooftop Readings at Ample Hills in Brooklyn is underway!

In May 2021, the Ample Hills Creamery opened its upstairs to a special Rooftop Reading series featuring a variety of emerging and established writers reading from their current works. In January 2022, the reading series is relocating to Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room to feature three (sometimes more!) different authors of different genres — science-fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult, mystery, humor … the sky’s the limit!

And bonus: Each ticket gets you a free drink!

Here are the details:


Readings will be held from 7-9pm on the third Tuesday of each month.

Note: All ages are welcome to attend, but unless labeled as Young Adult/Middle Grade/Children’s may feature adult content, including themes and language. Also, this is a bar and a restaurant.


Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
86th 34th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Subway: D train to 36th Avenue, then about a 4 minute walk.
(This venue is inside what’s known as Industry City, a series of former industrial workspaces turned into food, drink and shopping venues. See this map the  for assistance, as it can be confusing the first time you go.)


Tickets are $10, available via the Barrow’s website. You can buy your ticket on the website, or take your chances and purchase it as a walk-up on the night.

Every ticket holder will receive a complimentary drink of their choice to go with their delicious evening of reading. Barrow’s also serves pizza and snacks.

Authors will also be selling/signing copies of their works, if they choose.

During a reading at Ample Hills Creamery Rooftop Readings

Who’s Reading?


February 21

Carol Gyzander
Leah Konen
Gordon Linzner
Sharang Biswas

March 21

Nicholas Kaufmann
Julia Bartz
Stephanie Feldman
Fran Hawthorne

April 18

Katharine Duckett
Laura Hankin
Nadia Uddin
Rebecca Gomez Farrell

May 16
Kellye Garrett
AT Greenblatt
Kathleen Alcalá
Marilyn Simon Rothstein

June 20
J.R. Dawson
Alex Jennings
Alex Segura

July 18
Sarah Pinsker
Jeffrey Ford
Brian Trent
Michael Swanwick

More 2023 dates to come!

I’m an Author. How Can I Get on the Schedule?

We are currently looking authors who have recently had books or stories published, or will have books or stories published in the upcoming months. We are also actively seeking established featured writers to read at each event.

Let us know which you fit in best so we can slot you in appropriately: science-fiction, fantasy, horror or mystery, or other (let us know which).

If you are interested in reading, please respond via this Google Form:

You will be asked to pinpoint the months you are available in 2023, and upload a bio/photo. If we have a great slot for you, we’ll reach out in the coming months!

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See you there, and stay thirsty, my friends!