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 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 →