Notable NYC: 8/9–8/15

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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'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 →