Notable NYC: 9/13–9/19

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Saturday 9/13: Sara Lippman reads from collection of stories, Doll Palace. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Mitchell S. Jackson, Porochista Khakpour, Gabriel Roth, and Elissa Schappell read as part of LitCrawl, presented by Center for Fiction. KGB, 6 p.m., free.

LitCrawl takes over the East Village. Mulitple Locations, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/14: Kate Gale, Brett Fletcher Lauer and Alicia Ostriker read new works of poetry. McNally Jackson, 6 p.m., free.

Daniel Shapiro reads The Red Handkerchief and Other Poems (September 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Robin Black and James Browning join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, Siobhan Adock, and Vica Miller join the Lit at Lark series. LARK, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 9/15: Rebecca Alexander launches Not Fade Away, a memoir about her life slowly losing her hearing and sight. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Mendelsund talks about cover design and his new book on the subject, What We See When We Read, with Glenn Kurtz. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Steve Almond and Stephen Elliott discuss Against Football (August 2014), a memoir about not wtaching football. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

David Mitchell reads The Bone Clocks (September 2014). B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., book purchase recommended for seating.

Tuesday 9/16: Jason Diamond, Dmitry Samarov, Megan Stielstra, Erika Wurth, and D. Foy read for Midwestern indie press night with Curbside Splendor and Vol 1 Brooklyn. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Joseph O’Neill reads from his latest , The Dog (July 2014), a novel of heartbreak in Dubai. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

David Mitchell reads The Bone Clocks. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $30.

George Lerner reads The Ambassadors (August 2014), a novel about the Rawandan civil war. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Bridgett M. Davis, Saeed Jones, Elizabeth Nunez, and Laurean Francis-Sharm join ringShout: A Place for Black Literature, in conjunction with Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 7 p.m., $6.

Elena Ferreante talks with her her translator Ann Goldstein, along with Roxana Robinson, and Stacey D’Erasmo. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Judy Chicurel, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Morgan Parker and more read at the NYWC fall benefit. KGB, 7 p.m., $10-20.

Wednesday 9/17: Daphne Merkin talks about her essay collection The Fame Lunches (September 2014) with New Yorker literary editor Sasha Weiss. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Farel Dalrymple launches The Wrenchies, a graphic novel. Greenlight, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kim M. Hastings and Yvette read from their small press books. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Ryan Chapman and Ken Walker host Poetry Trivia night. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Waters and Bill Goldstein discuss The Paying Guests (August 2014). B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

David Ryan talks about his debut story collection Animals in Motion (July 2014) with Rick Moody. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/18: Courtney Moreno, Patrick Hoffman, and Bianca Stone read from novels published by small presses. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Hari Kunzru and Kamila Shamsie have a discussion moderated by Ken Chen. A God In Every Stone, Shamsie’s latest novel, is a story of empire and rebellion. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Saeed Jones eats dinner and talks about Prelude to Bruise (September 2014). Peck’s Specialty Foods, 7 p.m., $50.

Diana Arterian and Christine Kanownik read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Rene Steinke and Bret Anthony Johnston talk about Texas. Steinke’s Friendship (September 2014) explores the events surrounding a toxic leak in a Texas town. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Valeria Luiselli, Amitava Kumar, Idra Novey, and Karen Emmerich celebrate the first birthday of the Brooklyn Quarterly. Vineapple, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 9/19: Laurie Penny launches Unspeakable Things with Molly Crabapple. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Howorth reads Flying Shoes about a nine-year-old boy molested on mother’s day, 1966. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Rebecca Alexander discusses Never Fade Away. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Elissa Washuta reads her memoir My Body is a Book of Rules (August 2014). Mellow Pages, 7:30 p.m., free.

R.A Villanueva, Jericho Brown, and Cathy Park Hong join the Brooklyn Poets series. 10 Jay St #903, 7 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →