Notable NYC: 6/10–6/16

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Saturday 6/10: Katie Kitamura and others join AmpLit Fest. Pier i, West 70th Street, Noon, Free.

Sunday 6/11: Hafizah Geter, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Lara Mimosa Montes, Cathy Linh Che, Lucas De Lima, and Carly Joy Miller join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Matt DiPentima, Etan Nchin, Iris Cohen, and Jen DeGregorio join host Madeline Stevens for Sunday’s at Erv’s Reading Series. 2122 Beekman Place, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 6/12: Victor LaValle, Jason Reynolds, Julia Fierro, Jessie Chaffee, and Julie Buntin join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Patricia Lockwood and Maris Kreizman discuss Priestdaddy. BookCulture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Roxane Gay reads Hunger. B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., wristband distribution begins at 9 a.m.

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Namwali Serpell discuss Kintu. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/13: Roxane Gay presents Hunger. BAM, 7 p.m., $25.

Julia Fierro, Brandon Harris, and Hannah Tinti join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Elin Hilderbrand discusses The Identicals with Katherine Heiny, author of Standard Deviation. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi presents Kintu with Lucie Shelly. Co-hosted with Electric Literature. BookCulture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Ann Beattie presents The Accomplished Guest and Don Lee presents Lonesome Lies Before Us. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tim Murphy presents the novel Christodora. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joe Berkowitz explores puns in Away with Words. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Osama Alomar and Mythili Rao discuss The Teeth of the Comb. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Henry Hoke presents Genevieves with Lincoln Michel and Laura Eve Engle. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Kitses celebrates the launch of Small Hours.

Wednesday 6/14: Teju Cole and Ben Lerner discuss Blind Spot. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., free with RSVP.

Victor LaValle presents The Changeling. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Lesley Nneka Arimah discusses What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky with Glory Edim of Well Read Black Girl. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/15: Eugene Lim discusses Dear Cyborgs with Joni Murphy and Donald Breckenridge co-presented by Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julia Fierro, Alice Kaltman, and Lisa Ko join the Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Peter Brannen discusses The Ends of the World with David Biello. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julia Glass discusses A House Among the Trees with David Ebershoff. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Andrew Essex explains The End of Advertising. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Kitses presents her novel Small Hours. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/16: Joanna C. Valente, Sean H. Doyle, Mary Boo Anderson, and Alexandra Naughton read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

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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, 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 →