Notable NYC: 8/12–8/18


Sunday 8/13: Svetlana Kitto leads an Oral History for Writers. Wendy’s Subway, 3 p.m., $100.

Barbara Browning, Eloisa Amezcua, Jenn Baker, Camonghne Felix, Ariel Francisco, Gabe Habash, and Jess Rizkallah join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 8/14: Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, Samantha Hunt, Jac Jemc, and Sarah Rose Etter join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Jenny Zhang and Alissa Nutting join the Books Beneath the Bridge series. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Tatiana Eva-Marie, Shamar Hill, John Goldbach, Asiya Wadud, Alisha Kaplan, Madeleine Malleit, Bridget Talone, and host JC Hopkins read poetry. Spoonbill & Sugartown, 7 p.m., free.

Grace “Betsy” Booner, Jen Levitt, Nathan McClain, Ben Purkert, and Cortney Lamar Charleston celebrate Four Way Books. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/15: Paul Yoon discusses The Mountain with Katie Kitamura. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Matthew Daddona, Michelle Whittaker, and Lucas Hunt are Poets Reunited. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Jarret Kobek reads The Future Won’t Be Long, a novel, with Ivy Pochoda. The Strand, 7 p.m., free.

Bill Goldstein talks with Isaac Fitzgerald about The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster and the Year That Changed Literature. 82nd & Broadway, 7 p.m., free.

Melissa Scholes Young and Miranda Pennington discuss Young’s debut novel Flood. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/16: Emily Culliton and Helen Ellis discuss The Misfortune of Marion Palm. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Melissa Febos, Christopher Hermelin, Donika Kelly, and Anton Solomonik join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Stephanie Valente, Monica Lewis, Bob Raymonda, Olivia Luisa Mardwig, Stephen Langlois, and Dallas Athent join the Secret Loft Concert Series. Secret Loft, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/17: Bonnie Huie, Elisabeth Jaquette, Julia Sanches, and moderator Madhu Kaza join PEN America to celebrate Women in Translation month. WORD Brooklyn, 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, 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 More from this author →