Notable NYC: 8/9–8/15


Monday 8/11: Marie-Helene Bertino, Scott Cheshire, Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, Robin E. Black, and Sackett Street founder Julia Fierro join Books Beneath the Bridge. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, 7 p.m., free.

Paula Bomer, Michael Kimball, Jamie Iredell, Brian Allen Carr, and Andrew Duncan Worthington join the Franklin Park Reading Series for small press night. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Emanuel di Pasquale, Brian Fanelli, Ellen Windy Lytle, and Alexander Norelli join the New York Quarterly Reading Series. Bowery Poetry Club, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/12: Josh Weil and John Freeman discuss Weil’s debut novel The Great Glass Sea (July 2014), about twin brothers living on their uncle’s farm. Freeman’s How to Read a Novelist (2013) chronicles interviews with novelists over fifteen years. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/13: Lyndsay Faye and Maria Konnikova discuss Seven for a Secret (2013), a detective novel set against the backdrop of the corruption of the NYPD shortly after its formation. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Gerard hosts Bethany Ball, Sasha Fletcher, Jenn Joy, Virginia McClure, and Michael Barron for Bomb Daily. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

May-Lan Tan, Craig Morgan Teicher, Cecily Iddings, and Sarah V. Schweig read for Altas XIX, a series from the Atlas Review. Local 61, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/14: Andy Mister, Paige Taggart, and Eduardo C. Corral join the Free Water reading series, hosted by Britt Melewski. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk and Katherine Hill read from and discuss their novels. Mauk’s Orion’s Daughters (April 2014) is about a woman who once lived on a commune. Hill’s The Violet Hour (2013) focuses on a dissolving marriage and family. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Richardson, Jenn Pelly, Lindsay Zoladz, and Larry Fitzmaurice celebrate Issue 3 of The Pitchfork Review. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Jess Row reads from Your Face in Mine (August 2014) about a white Jewish Baltimore native who has plastic surgery to pass as a black man. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/15: Amy Bloom reads from Lucky Us (July 2014) about disappointed families in the 1940s. BookCourt, 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 →