Notable NYC: 8/30–9/5


Monday 9/1: Todd Colby and Adam Fitzgerald read poetry. Fitzgerald’s The Late Parade explores phantom memories. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/2: Adam Wilson and Justin Taylor, literary best friends, talk about their story collections. Flings (August 2014) is Taylor’s includes a menagerie of unmoored characters struggling to find their place. Wilson’s What’s Import is Feeling (February 2014) includes funny stories about bankers trying to act like hipsters and lobsters used as sex toys. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Isabel Gillies and John Searles discuss Starry Night (September 2014), a novel about a mysterious wind. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Harvey Araton reads Cold Type (June 2014), a novel about computerized typesetting. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/3: Richard Flanagan launches The Narrow Road to the Deep North about an Australian man in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. McNally Jackson 7 p.m., free.

Eileen Pollack, Terence Hawkins, Teddy Wayne, and David Gorin read as part of the Yale Writers’ Conference Faculty series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Julia Fierro, Myung Joh, Matt Matros, and Orli Van Mourik join the Hifi Series along with PEN America. The Hifi Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Anna Moschovakis and Alan Felsenthal read poetry, presented by the Organism for Poetic Research. Berl’s Poetry, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/4: Dana Goldstein launches The Teacher Wars, an examination of public education. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Siobhan Adcock launches The Barter, a novel about two young mothers in Texas. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Sohn reads from her latest novel, The Actress (July 2014). Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/5: Jenny Zhang and Kate Zambreno discuss identity, love, and art. Zambreno’s Green Girl (June 2014), recently updated and relaunched, is about a young American woman in London. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Dubow, Brittany K. Allen, Jeff Lennon, and Helen Wan read their work in for a monthly exhibit of the The Brooklyn Writers Space. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Brando Skyhorse and Kseniya Melnik read from their new books. NYU Creative Writing House, 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 →