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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →