This week in NYC:
MONDAY 8/6: Patti Smith reads from Woolgathering at Books Beneath the Bridge, followed by an interview with Ezra Goldstein, of Community Bookstore, and a signing. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, 7pm, free.
TUESDAY 8/7: WORD launches a new novel from Katie Kitamura, Gone to the Forest. Kitamura and Adam Rapp (The Children and the Wolves) will speak with Sarah Weinman about their work. 7pm, free.
The Folding Chair presents readings by Elizabeth Kadetsky, Erin Lennox, and Joshua Furst. 61 Local, 7pm, free.
WEDNESDAY 8/8: Ask Roulette, in which strangers ask each other questions in front of an audience, features Joe Garden, Dave Hill (Tasteful Nudes), Robert Krulwich, and Jenna Wortham, as well as house band Eli Bolin. Housing Works Bookstore Café, 8pm, free.
KGB Bar hosts Phantasmagoria, with readings my Grace Krilanovich (The Orange Eats Creeps), Rachel Sherman (The First Hurt), Julia Holmes (Meeks), Leland Pitts-Gonzalez (The Blood Poetry), Michael Bakkensen, and Daniel Gorrell. 7pm, free.
THURSDAY 8/9: Josh Cohen discusses his latest book, Four New Messages, with Jason Diamond at McNally Jackson. 7pm, free.
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