Notable NYC: 8/5–8/11

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Saturday 8/5: Elizabeth Jaikaran talks with Priya Arora about Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories. Powerhouse Archway, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 8/7: Jill Eisenstadt reads Swell. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Hala Alyan, Tara Isabella Burton, Jessie Chaffee, Victor P. Corona, Melissa Febos, and Courtney Maum join the H.I.P. Lit Summer Series. Nowadays WORD Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/8: Anne Korkeakivi talks with Emily Holleman about Shining Sea. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jenny Zhang talks with Mira Jacob about Sour Heart. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Lucy Ives presents Impossible Views of the World and discusses the novel with Leslie Jamison. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Rafi Kohan and Jason Diamond discuss The Arena, a look at American sports stadiums. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/9: Carina Chocano talks with Meghan Daum about You Play the Girl. Books are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elna Baker, Wo Chan, Madeline Stevens, and Miss V join The Lantern series. HiFi Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/10: Paul Kingsnorth presents Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays and talks with Amitav Ghosh. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lucy Ives talks with Jen George about Impossible Views of the World. Spoonbill & Sugartown East Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Alice Sola Kim, Paul Legault, Hilary Leichter, and Maud Streep join the Franklin Electric Reading Series. 650 Franklin Ave, 7:30 p.m., free.

Isaac Myers III, Alison Rodriquez, Jason Koo, Sean Damlos-Mitchell, Andrew Jimenez, and Ben Janse celebrate the launch of Curlew Quarterly‘s latest issue. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/11: Molly Rose Quinn is leaving Housing Works. Housing Works, 6 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →