Notable NYC: 6/14–6/20


Saturday 6/14: Alex Wright reads from Cataloging the World (March 2014), an examination of the information age. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/15: Maureen Miller reads poetry that challenges the patient-doctor relationship. Bowery Poetry Club, 3:30 p.m., $10.

David Zweig reads from Invisibles (June 2014), a look at modern workers with jobs that intend for them to disappear. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 6/16: Leigh Stein and Ester Boom talk about death. Hi Fi, 8 p.m., free.

Donald Breckenridge, Michael Coffey, Corina Copp, Steve Dalachinsky, Vincent Katz, Andrew Lampert, and more launch the latest issue of BOMB. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/17: Brando Skyhorse and Susannah Cahalan discusses their new memoirs. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kimiko Hahn, Fiona Maazel, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips read in celebration of the PEN Literary Awards a day before cutting the long list down to the short list. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Megan Abbott launches The Fever, about the close-knit Nash family and a mysterious contagion. The Fever, 7 p.m., free.

Jen Doll and J Courtney Sullivan talk with Jezebel Editor-in-Chief Jessica Coen. Doll relives the horrors of other people’s weddings that she attended in a new collection of essays, Save the Date (May 2014). Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, Erin Sheehy, Jane Liddle, Christina Drill, and Jessica Probus join the Animal Farm series. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/18: Megan Abbott, Julia Fierro, and Anna Godbersen discuss their new novels. Fierro’s Cutting Teeth (May 2014) examines thirty-somethings attempting to enjoy a beach house with their children. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Tom Rachman reads from The Rise & Fall of Great Powers (June 2014), his latest novel, a story of a woman seeking answers to her puzzling past. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Ariel Schrag talks with Maris Kreizman about her debut novel Adam (June 2014). Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Boris Fishman talks with Teddy Wayne. Fishman’s A Replacement Life (June 2014) tells the story of Eastern European immigrants defrauding Germany for holocaust restitution after the death of a grandmother. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Katrine Ogaard, editor-at-large at Asymptote, Eli Rarey, and Amy Fusselman, Ohio Edit editor, celebrate Ohio Edit. Mellow Pages, 7:30 p.m., free.

Michael Carroll and Alden Jones talk about their latest works. Little Reef and Other Stories (June 2014) collects Carroll’s stories depicting lives of characters who struggle with provincialism and cosmopolitanism. Jones’s collection, Unaccompanied Minors (June 2014) deals with evangelical teenagers, homeless shelters, and growing scales. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/19: Leah Umansky, Elvis Alves, Joanna Penn Cooper, and Lisa Marie Basile read poetry. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Tom Rachman reads again with editor Susan Kamil. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Danniel Schoonebeek, Hannah Brooks-Moti, DJ Dolack, Sarah Gerard, and Brian Foley read at I’m Going to Piss My Pants. Mellow Pages, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 6/20: Brandon Kreitler, Lizzy Crawford, Ciaran Berry, Alyson Waters, Zachary Pace, Simone Kearney, Yvette Siegert, Heather Cleary, and William Heyward celebrate the latest issue of Stonecutter. 61 Local, 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 →