Notable NYC: 8/2–8/8

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Saturday 8/2: Najee Omar, Joseph Riipi, Lauren Gordon, and more read at the Boog City Small, Small Press Fair. Unnameable Books (PDF), 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., $5 suggested.

Sunday 8/3: Elizabeth Little reads Dear Daughter, a novel about a woman released from prison after murdering her mother. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Boog City Small, Small Press Fair continues. Unnameable Books (PDF), 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., $5 suggested.

Monday 8/4: Marie-Helene Bertino launches 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas, a debut novel about a nine-year-old aspiring jazz musician. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Barbara J. Taylor and Kaylie Jones discuss Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night (July 2014), a novel about an eight-year-old blamed for her sister’s death. Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen Carter reads Back Channel (July 2014), a novel about the Cuban missile crisis. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/5: Jack Livingston reads The Dog (August 2014), stories set in contemporary China. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Gordon reads The Liar’s Wife: Four Novellas (August 2014). B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Chiusano launches Marine Park, a story collection set in Brooklyn, with Dave Daley. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Mendelsund, famed book cover designer, launches Cover, an examination and celebration of his book cover designs, with Will Schwalbe. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Leslie Jamison, Chloe Caldwell, and Kassi Underwood join the Shelf Life reading series. Hullabaloo Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/6: Morgan Parker and Ali Power read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Justin Marks, and Bianca Stone read New York Public Library archival work as well as their own. NYPL 42nd Street, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/7: Editors Sean Beaudoin and Janet Steen along with Elissa Schappell, Nelly Reifler, and Diana Spechler celebrate The Weeklings. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Yelena Akhtiorskaya reads Panic in a Suitcase (July 2014), a novel about a family dealing with the effects of globalization. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Annie Weatherwax and Kate Bolick discuss All We Had (August 2014), Weatherwax’s debut about a thirteen-year-old in a small town. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Alison Powel and Simeon Berry read poetry. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/8: Amy Berkowitz, Lisa Jarnot, and Erin Morrill read in celebration of Jarnot’s latest book A Princeess Magic Presto Spell. Unnameable Books, 7 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →