Notable NYC: 6/21–6/27


Saturday 6/21: Jeff Dolven, Kathleen Ossip, and Thomas Heis celebrate two decades of independent poetry with Sarabande Books. Berl’s Poetry, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/22: Lorin Roser, Russell Leong, Luis H. Francia, and Larry Litt combine poetry with experimental music. Bowery Poetry Club, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 6/23: Edmund White moderates a discussion between Michael Carroll and Zachary Lazar about their new short story collections. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Marc Pastor, Daniel Levine, and Henry Chang celebrate crime fiction month. Pastor’s Barcelona Shadows follows Inspector Moisès Corvo as he discovers a monstrous murderer. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Sean Michaels reads his novel Us Conductors (May 2014), the fabricated tale of the real invention of the musical instrument, the theremin. Rob Schwimmer will perform music with the magical theremin. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thomas Beller, Jonathan Ames, and Phillip Lopate discuss J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist (June 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kimberly Elkins launches What Is Visible, a narrative about Laura Brdigman losing four of her five senses to scarlet fever in the nineteenth century. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/24: Kate Zambreno launches Green Girl with Elissa Schappell, a novel about a young American in London. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Dia Felix and Beth Lisick read from their new books. Felix’s Nochita (March 2014) watches as the title character wanders through counter-cultural California. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Cerand and Brittney Canty host Daniel Levine, Marc Pastor, and Peter Von Ziegesar for a night of storytelling. Wythe Hotel, 7:30 p.m., $10.

Elizabeth Gilbert and Rebecca Mead celebrate the paperback launch of Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things (2013). Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nicole C. Kear launches her memoir Now I See You, a narrative about her degenerative vision. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sean Michaels again reads from Us Conductors. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Ayana Mathis, Patricia Engel, and Sara Majka join the Fiction Addiction series. 2A Upstairs, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/25: Boris Fishman and Liesl Schillinger discuss A Replacement Life (June 2014), Fishman’s new novel about eastern European immigrants defrauding the German government of Nazi reparations. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Kimberly Elkins, Keren Toledano, Christopher Locke, Terrance Flynn, Ian King, Brian Gresko, Emma Rosenberg, and Susanne Forsyth celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Slice. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jean Kwok and Julia Fierro join the Bryant Park reading series. Bryant Park, Noon, free.

Thursday 6/26: Mike Daisey, Elna Baker, and Catie Lazarus join the Sideshow Goshko reading. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Lincoln Macveagh launches his debut novel Paisley Mischief in which he pokes at Manhattan nightlife. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Martin Wilson, Tara Altebrando, and Julie Buntin read from their One Teen Story issues. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Andrew Lewis Conn reads from his new novel, O, Africa (June 2014) about twin brothers escaping debts on a 1928 expedition to film stock footage of African wildlife. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Zambreno and Jenny Offill read from and discuss their latest novels. Offill’s Dept of Speculation offers a portrait of marriage as the wife exchanges love leters with the husband. Center for Fiction, 7 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 →