Notable NYC: 7/5–7/11


Monday 7/7: Chuck Klosterman reads from I Wear the Black Hat, essays that twist the idea of villainy. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Alena Graedon and David Burry Gerrard read from their novels. Graedon’s The Word Exchange (April 2014) explores a future dystopia without printed words. Gerrard’s Short Century (February 2014) is about a blogger who reveals an incestuous affair of a war monger. Half King, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/8: Scott Cheshire launches High As The Horses’ Bridles with Philip Meyer. The novel is about a prophecy spoken by a twelve-year-old Queens boy. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Mira Jacob reads from her new novel, A Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing (July 2014), a journey spanning three decades in India, New Mexico, and Seattle. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Will Chancellor launches his new novel A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall (July 2014)
McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Elissa Bassist, Eliza Griswold, and Will Boast join the Big Umbrella Nonfiction series. 2A Upstairs, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/9: Scott Cheshire again discusses his new novel, High as the Horses’ Bridles (July 2014) with Paul Morris. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Celeste Ng discusses debut novel Everything I Never Told You (June 2014) with Catherine Chung. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Catherine Lacey reads from Nobody Is Ever Missing (July 2014) about a woman who runs away to New Zealand. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Nicole C. Kear and Emily Raboteau discuss Kear’s memoir Now I See You (June 2014), a narrative about her degenerative vision. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Chelsea Hodson, Emily Toder, Cori A. Winrock, and Latasha N. Nevada Diggs read with The Atlas Review. Local 61, 7 p.m., free.

Leslie Flint presents Filip Marinovich, Jane Gregory, and Sara Nicholson. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/10: Tim Kinsella discusses his novel Let Go and Go On and On (March 2014) with Volume 1 Brooklyn. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Gould celebrates the launch of her first novel, Friendship (July 2014), loosely based on her own life and friendships, with Elif Batuman. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Craig Davidson reads from Contract City (July 2014), about two friends near Niagara Falls. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Breena Clarke launches her new novel Angels Make Their Hope Here (July 2014). WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tiphanie Yanique reads from her new novel Land of Love and Drowning (July 2014). Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Richard Sieburth, H. G. Carrillo, and Marjorie Welish read in celebration of Conjunctions 62: Exile. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Friday 7/11: Amanda Petrusich reads from Do Not Sell At Any Price (July 2014), an exploration of the 78rpm collecting subculture. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Matt Nelson, Sarah Jean Alexander, Rachel Lee Nelson, and Riley Michael Parker host a seance with physics. Mellow Pages, 8 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 →