Notable NYC: 6/17–6/23

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Sunday 6/18: Sherman Alexie presents his memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. WORD Jersey City, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 6/19: Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

Catherine Lacey presents The Answers in conversation with Leslie Jamison. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/20: Angelica Baker discusses Our Little Racket with Julia Pierpont, author of Among the Ten Thousand Things. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Maile Meloy discusses Do Not Become Alarmed with Emma Straub. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Victor LaValle talks with Daniel José Older about The Changeling. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amelia Gray talks with Alexandra Kleeman about Isadora. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Woodson reads Another Brooklyn. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Jason Bayani, and Shelley Wong read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Anne Helen Petersen discusses Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 6/21: Daniel Wallace and Elizabeth Strout discuss Wallace’s Extraordinary Adventures. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Jean Grimm, Seth Landman, and Debora Kuan join the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series. 61 Local, 7:30 p.m., free.

Miranda Pennington discusses her memoir A Girl Walks into a Book. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Ladipo Manyika presents Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jessie Chaffee, Pat Hipp, Jacob Kaplan, and Alice Sola Kim join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/22: Rosecrans Baldwin and Dan Riley presents their latest novels, The Last Kid Left and Fly Me, respectively. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Gerard, author of The Sunshine State talks with Bethany Ball about What t0 Do About the Solomons. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kay Gabriel, Merritt K, Stephen Ira, and Cam Scott read in celebration of Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets. Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Eugene Lim, Donald Breckenridge, and John Yau discuss Dear Cyborgs. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Lucio Zago presents a graphic history of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Shorts. Spoonbill & Sugartown- Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Walter Hopps talks with Hilton Als, Anne Doran, and Deborah Treisman about The Dream Colony. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/23: Kit Schluter, Margaret B. Carson, and Chris Clarke discuss Schluter’s translation of The King in the Golden Mask. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Solomon, Gina Zucker, Ellen Umansky, and Sally Kohn join the Brooklyn Writers Space for reading. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Interviews 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 →