Notable NYC: 7/19–7/25

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Saturday 7/19: Sean H. Doyle, Faith Lyla, Lucy K Shaw, Natalie Eilbert, and Mike Bushnell read for the OHSO Book Release party. Mellow Pages, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday 7/20: Helena Duncan, Bo Fisher, Oona Robertson, Cara Dempsey, and David Miller are all former interns of Matt Nelson, Mellow Pages Library curator, and will all read together tonight. Mellow Pages, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 7/21: Abdi Nazemian reads her debut novel The Walk-in Closet (May 2014). The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tiphanie Yanique reads Land of Love and Drowning (July 2014) about three generations of a family. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/22: Edan Lepucki reads California!, the Hachette book promoted by Sherman Alexie and Stephen Colbert. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Straub and Joanna Rakoff read beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Straub’s The Vacationers (June 2014) is the story of a family in crisis on holiday in Spain. My Salinger Year (June 2014) is Rakoff’s memoir of her time in the publishing industry. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/23: Christopher Beha and Maud Newton discuss Arts & Entertainments (July 2014), Beha’s second novel about obsession with celebrity. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Edan Lepucki and Emma Straub have a conversation. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Mike Klee, Susannah Kemple, Adam Dalva, Jesse Wakeman, and Kris Avedisian join The Disagreement. CULTUREfix, 7 p.m., free.

Piper Kerman and Emily Nussbaum discuss Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (2013), Kerman’s memoir inspiring the hit television show. Bryant Park, 12:30 p.m., free.

Gary J. Whitehead, Peter Marcus, and BJ Warde read poetry. Whitehead’s A Glossary of Chickens (2013) examines the struggle to understand the world through the symbolism of the words. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/24: Emily Gould and WORD Bookstores throw a Friendship (July 2014) party. The Diamond Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Marie Basile, Bruce Covey, and Sarah Gerard read in celebration of Apocryphal. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Joel Gold discusses Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness (July 2014) with Jonathan Goldstein. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →