Notable NYC: 6/7–6/13


Saturday 6/7: Michael Flatt, Rachael Katz, and Morgan Parker read poetry. Mellow Pages, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/8: Miranda Mellis, Jaime Clarke, and Andrea Lawlor join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Clarke’s Vernon Downs (April 2014) is the story of an obsessive fan pursuing a famous writer modeled on Bret Easton Ellis. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Julia Fierro, Julie Sarkissian, and Ed Park close out the first season of Lit at Lark. LARK, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 6/9: Shane Jones, Porochista Khakpour, Amy Sohn, Julia Fierro, Juliet Escoria, and Ed Kearns join the Franklin Park Reading series. Khakpour’s The Last Illusion (May 2014) is the story of an Iranian woman who gives birth to a pale skinned boy. Fierro’s Cutting Teeth (May 2014) examines thirty-somethings attempting to enjoy a beach house with their children. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Nadia Hashimi launches her debut novel The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Cristina Henriquez will discuss her new novel, The Book of Unknown Americans, with editor Robin Desser. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/10: Jaime Clarke again reads from Vernon Downs. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Anotonia Hodgson and Jonathan Santlofer celebrate Crime Fiction month with Get Lit and Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. Kings Cross NYC, 7 p.m., free.

Geoff Dyer and Paul Holdengräber discuss Dyer’s book Another Great Day at Sea (May 2014). NYPL Schwarzman Building, 7 p.m., $25.

Alexi Zentner and Tea Obreht discuss Zentner’s new novel The Lobster Kings (May 2014) about an island and family that lives there. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Todd Snider reads from I Never Met A Story I Didn’t Like. The Strand, 7 p.m., free.

Bret Johnston reads Remember Me Like This (May 2014) about a tragic disappearance in Texas. B&N 82nd St, 7 p.m., free.

Jen Percy, Jessica Gross, and Phillip Lopate join PEN America for the Umbrella Nonfiction reading series. 2A, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/11: Alexi Zentner and Tea Obreht discuss for a second time Zentner’s new novel The Lobster Kings (May 2014) about an island and family that lives there. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Geoff Dyer again reads Another Great Day at Sea. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julia Fierro, Cristina Herinquez, Bret Anthony Johnston, and Kevin Clouther read as part of the Sackett Street Writers Workshop series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Jay Deshpande, Liz Clark Wessel, Sean H. Doyle, and Nelly Reifler at the 17th Atlas Review reading. Local 61, 7 p.m., free.

Matthue Roth, Halimah Marcus, Chelsea Hodson, Mike Young, Phil Klay, Hannah Clayman, and Christopher Yates join the Buzzard’s Banquet. Soda Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/12: Courtney Maum launches her novel I am Having So Much Fun Here Without You along with Allysen Kearsley and Tim Manley and Electric Literature. The novel follows a failed monogamist seeking forgiveness. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Susan Choi celebrates the release of the paperback edition of My Education (2013) with Sarah McCarry. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Trisha Low, Beth Lisick, and Filip Noterdaeme read from their books selected by Emily Books, the independent online retailer from Emily Gould and Ruth Curry. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Grodstein, Ben Schrank, and Karen Russell celebrate the paperback release of Grodstein’s The Explanation for Everything (2013) about a college professor who has to rebuild his life. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Brittani Sonnenberg reads from her debut novel Home Leave (June 2014) about a couple traversing the world for a career. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Filip Marinovich, Dan Veksler, and Wayne Koestenbaum read poetry. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Patricia Engle, Miranda Beverly-Whittmore, Porochista Khakpour, and Brando Skyhorse read from their new books. Bittersweet (May 2014), Beverly-Whittmore’s new novel, is about a girl and her roommate at a prestigious East Coast college. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/13: Genevieve Valentine discusses her novel The Girls At the Kingfisher Club (June 2014) wither her editor. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Morgan Parker, Leopoldine Core, Simone Kearney, Nathalie Eilbert, Alexis Pope, Christie Ann Reynolds, Dinah Finkelstein, Marina Carreira and others launch Coven, a witchy series curated by Dana Jaye Cadman and Katie Byrum. Greenpoint Heights, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →