Notable NYC: 8/23–8/29

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Saturday 8/23: Junot Diaz signs books. La Casa Azul Bookstore, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 8/25: Vanessa Manko launches The Invention of Exile with Salman Rushdie, and sponsored by HIP Lit. Manko’s debut novel follows a Russian inventor’s immigration to Connecticut in 1913. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/26: Justin Taylor and Jess Row read from their story collections. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Milford launches Greenglass House (August 2014). McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Weinreb reads Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games (August 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/27: May-Lan Tan, Chelsea Hodson, and Elizabeth Mikesch read stories and essays. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Mendelsund discusses his book What We See When We Read about designing book covers. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ariel Shrag reads ADAM (June 2014), about a boy who finds love in the lesbian community. Blue Stockings, 7 p.m., free.

Jordan Franklin, John Casquirelli, Jason Diamond, Jen Fitzgerald, and Amanda Miller read at the Buzzard’s Banquet. Soda Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/28: Dolan Morgan reads That’s When the Knives Come Down (August 2014), a debut collection of stories. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/29: Natalie Young and Lucie Whitehouse discuss Season to Taste (July 2014), Young’s novel about a housewife in the British countryside. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

n+1 launches their latest issue. Pioneer Works, 8 p.m., $10.


Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →