Notable NYC: 7/19–7/25

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Saturday 7/19: Sean H. Doyle, Faith Lyla, Lucy K Shaw, Natalie Eilbert, and Mike Bushnell read for the OHSO Book Release party. Mellow Pages, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday 7/20: Helena Duncan, Bo Fisher, Oona Robertson, Cara Dempsey, and David Miller are all former interns of Matt Nelson, Mellow Pages Library curator, and will all read together tonight. Mellow Pages, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 7/21: Abdi Nazemian reads her debut novel The Walk-in Closet (May 2014). The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tiphanie Yanique reads Land of Love and Drowning (July 2014) about three generations of a family. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/22: Edan Lepucki reads California!, the Hachette book promoted by Sherman Alexie and Stephen Colbert. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Straub and Joanna Rakoff read beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Straub’s The Vacationers (June 2014) is the story of a family in crisis on holiday in Spain. My Salinger Year (June 2014) is Rakoff’s memoir of her time in the publishing industry. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/23: Christopher Beha and Maud Newton discuss Arts & Entertainments (July 2014), Beha’s second novel about obsession with celebrity. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Edan Lepucki and Emma Straub have a conversation. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Mike Klee, Susannah Kemple, Adam Dalva, Jesse Wakeman, and Kris Avedisian join The Disagreement. CULTUREfix, 7 p.m., free.

Piper Kerman and Emily Nussbaum discuss Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (2013), Kerman’s memoir inspiring the hit television show. Bryant Park, 12:30 p.m., free.

Gary J. Whitehead, Peter Marcus, and BJ Warde read poetry. Whitehead’s A Glossary of Chickens (2013) examines the struggle to understand the world through the symbolism of the words. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/24: Emily Gould and WORD Bookstores throw a Friendship (July 2014) party. The Diamond Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Marie Basile, Bruce Covey, and Sarah Gerard read in celebration of Apocryphal. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Joel Gold discusses Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness (July 2014) with Jonathan Goldstein. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, The Billfold, Fiction Advocate, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog, and io9. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →