Notable NYC: 6/28–7/4


Saturday 6/28: Popsickle Five literary arts festival. Forgotten Works Studio, 1 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/29: Popsickle Five literary arts festival. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.

CLMP hosts the The Giant Lit Mag fair. Get issues of dozens of different literary journals for just $2, Housing Works, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free.

Sunita Dhurandhar, Tracy M. King-Sanchez, Serena Lin, and Dennis Norris II join the Sundays @ series to read works in progress. The Sackett, 3 p.m., suggested donation.

Lauren Francis-Sharma reads from her multi-generational saga, ‘Til the Well Runs Dry (April 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 6/30: Charles Seife discusses how to identify artificial reality with the launch of his new book, Virtual Unreality, an examination of the digital world. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/1: Amy Sohn launches The Actress, a novel about a Hollywood heartthrob and the obscure actress he makes famous. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Mira Jacob launches her new novel The Sleepwalkers Guide to Dancing with Julie Klam. The debut novel chronicles a family over three decades and in Indian, New Mexico and Seattle. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Zambreno and Adam Fitzgerald discuss Green Girl (June 2014), her debut novel about a young American in London. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Danielle Allen, Morgan Entrekin, Bob Kohn, James Patterson, and Tim Wu discuss the fracas between Amazon and Hachette, moderated by Tina Bennett. New York Public Library, 7 p.m., free with reservation.

Chuck Klosterman launches the paperback edition of I Wear the Black Hat, a collection of essays. B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/2: Joshua Mehigan reads from his new collection of poems, Accepting the Disaster (July 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Straub, Emily Gould, and Jenn Doll join the Bryant Park Reading Series. Doll’s memoir Save the Date (May 2014) examines all the terrible weddings she has attended. Gould’s debut novel Friendship (July 2014) looks at two friends approaching thirty, torn apart by life. Bryant Park, 12:30 p.m., free.

Don Wallace and Dani Shapiro discuss The French House (June 2014) about Americans living on a tiny French island. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Eric Baus launches a new poetry collection with Wendy S. Walters and Karen Weiser. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 7/4: Macy’s launches fireworks. Brooklyn Bridge, 9 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 →