Notable NYC: 9/13–9/19


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'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 More from this author →