Notable NYC: 9/20–9/26

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Saturday 9/20: Amber Atiya, Keegan Lester, Emily Present, Cecily Iddings, Katie Fowley, Liz Clark Wessel, Lucia Stacey, Anna Marschalk-Burns, Alexis Pope, Amy Lawless, and Bridget Talone celebrate the latest issue of The Atlas Review. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Paulo Scott, Katie Gerlach, and Eric Becker discuss Nowhere People (August 2014), Scott’s novel about a cross-cultural love story translated from the Brazilian. McNally Jackson, 6 p.m., free.

Christie Ann Reynolds, Lisa Ciccarello, JoAnna Novak, and Sasha Fletcher celebrate the release of Test From My Mom. Mellow Pages, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/21: Diana Hamilton and Lyric Hunter read at The Floating Library pop-up, presented by Ugly Duckling Presse, along with Twins of El Dorado. The Floating Library, 4 p.m., free.

Brooklyn Book Festival. Brooklyn Borough Hall and surrounding buildings, 10 a.m., free.

Roxane Gay reads her essay collection Bad Feminist (August 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Amber Stewart, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Anna Kamerer, Ariel Goldberg, Christopher Cheney, Douglas Piccinnini, Gina Myers, Joe DeLuca, Rachel Bennett, and Thomas Cook join No, Dear for a night of Poets who Love Poets. Ba’sik, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 9/22: Daniel Kehlmann reads F (August 2014), a novel about the occult. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Maureen Corrigan and Michael Cunningham discuss So We Read On (September 2014), an examination of readers’ fascination with The Great Gatsby (1925). Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Authors Lauren Beukes, Lev Grossman, and Jeff VanderMeer discuss fantastical and magical things, presented by WORD Bookstore. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Luke Goebel talks about his debut novel Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours (September 2014) with Tobias Carroll. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julie Sheehan and Richard Howard join the Monday Night Poetry series.
KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/23: Roxane Gay, Marcy Dermansky, Kate Zambreno, Simon Van Booy, and Darragh McKeon celebrate Harper Perennial Publishers 50th Anniversary with Ben Greenman moderating a discussion. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Vanessa Manko and Colum McCann discuss The Invention of Exile (September 2014). B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/24: Donald Antrim and Lorin Stein discuss The Emerald Light in the Air (September 2014), Antrim’s new collection of stories. Greenlight Bookstores, 7:30 p.m., free.

Michele Filgate, Beth Lisick, Rich Moy, Jason Porter, and Jennilie Brewster join the Buzzard’s Banquet series. Soda Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/25: Mira Jacob and Alison Hart return to the series they founded to open the latest season of Pete’s Reading Series. Jacob’s The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing (July 2014) is a journey spanning three decades in India, New Mexico, and Seattle. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Caitlin Moran and Hanna Rosin discuss How To Build A Girl (September 2014), Moran’s coming of age novel and fiction debut. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Will Boast talks with Julia Fierro about his new memoir, Epilogue (September 2014). Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ben Lerner and Lorin Stein discuss Lerner’s latest novel, 10:04 (September 2014). McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

David Bezmozgis reads The Betrayers (September 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Brendan Lorber, Matt Longabucco, Erin Morrell, and Olivia Grayson read poetry inspired by onslaught. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Marie-Helene Bertino reads 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas (August 2014). Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/26: Emily St. John Mandel and Marie-Helene Bertino discuss their new novels. Station Eleven (September 2014) is St. John Mandel’s story of the end of civilization. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kristin Battista-Frazee reads The Pornographer’s Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat (September 2014). The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Cleve Lamison, Ryan Sartor, and Chris Timmins read as part of the Paragraph writing space series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Leslie Flint presents Julian Talamentez Brolaski. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 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 →