Update 4/16/21: We were due to start this up in March 2020, but … well, lockdown happened. The good news is that we are starting up the readings starting May 18!

Introducing a brand-new reading series!

Beginning in May 2021, the Ample Hills Creamery will open its upstairs to a special reading series curated by Randee Dawn, featuring a variety of emerging and established writers reading from their current works. Each month will feature a different theme based around the authors — science-fiction, fantasy, horror, young adult, mystery, humor … the sky’s the limit!

And bonus: There’s ice cream involved!

Here are the details:


Readings will be held from 7-9pm on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning May 18. Watch this space for the list of confirmed readers!

Note: Readings are for all ages, but unless labeled as Young Adult/Middle Grade/Children’s may feature adult content, including themes and language.



Ample Hills Creamery Gowanus
305 Nevins Street (between Nevins and 3rd Avenue), Upstairs
Located 2 blocks from the R train (Union St.)


Tickets for attendees are $10, available via the Ample Hills website and at the venue (pending availability).

Every ticket holder will receive a complimentary regular-sized ice cream of their choice to go with their sweet evening of reading. (Yes, there are vegan/non-dairy options!) All ice cream may be taken into the readings. Alcohol is BYOB (staff cannot open or decant). Food is allowed if it isn’t disruptive (leave that hot plate at home!)

Authors will also be selling/signing copies of their works!

What Is Ample Hills?

An ice cream shop, Ample Hills has literary origins: “I too lived – Brooklyn, of ample hills, was mine,” wrote Walt Whitman in Crossing Brooklyn Ferry. The shop’s founders wanted to open a place that would bring the community together, and ice cream was precisely the way to do it. They use farm fresh ingredients, are a registered dairy plant, pasteurize (and make most of their mix-ins) on site, and have been called “Brooklyn’s freshest.”

I’m a Reader. 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 email curator Randee Dawn via the form form here to let us know when you can attend, along with your bona fides.

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See you there, you sweet things!


1 Comment

  1. Teel James Glenn on 3/10/20 at 11:28 am

    Very cool line up!