Saturday 8/29: Ruby Brunton, Jasmine Gibson, Faith Heyliger, Stephon Lawrence, Melissa McDaniel, and Kayla Classy Morse celebrate Mellow Pages Library with Vapors Vol. 1. Silent Barn, 2 p.m., free.
Sunday 8/30: Ugly Duckling Presse, publisher of experimental poetry, hosts a fundraiser. Paperbox, 3 p.m., $50.
John Markoff and Steven Levy discuss the eventual demise of humanity at the hands of robots. Markoff’s new book Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots explores how we can live in peace with our new robot overlords. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
Thursday 9/3: Tobias Carroll, managing editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, is in conversation with authors Helen McClory and Susan Rukeyser. On the Edges of Vision is McClory’s debut story collection and her debut novel Flesh of the Peach is forthcoming in 2016. Rukeyser’s debut novel Not on Fire, Only Dying is about a kidnapping in the Hudson Valley. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.
Amitav Ghosh presents Flood of Fire, a story centered around the first Opium War. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
Tanwi Nandini Islam and Jeff O’Neal launch Reading Lives, a series presented in conjunction with Book Riot. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.
Friday 9/4: Leopoldine Core, Doreen St. Félix, Alice Sola Kim, Anna North, and Matthew Neill Null, hosted by Jenny Zhang, discuss how alienation produces eccentrics or revolutionaries. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.
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