Notable NYC: 9/27–10/3

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Saturday 9/27: Dylan Landis reads Rainey Royal (September 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Anselm Berrigan, Sapphire, and Katrin Tschirgi celebrate the release of the latest issue of Washington Square. NYU Creative Writers House, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/28: Melissa Adamo, Alex Norcia, Melissa Swantkowski, and Dana Jaye Cadman celebrate the two year anniversary of English Kills Review with prose and poetry, hosted by Ian MacAllen. Mellow Pages Library, 7 p.m., free.

Lizzie Harris, Melisa Annis, Andrew Jimenez, Arden Levine, and Tishon Woolcock celebrate the Eagle and the Wren Anniversary. Two Moon Art House and Cafe, 6 p.m., free.

Paul D. Miller and Svitlana Matviyenko launch The Imaginary App, an anthology that explores the cultural impact of apps. Powerhouse Books, 7 p.m., free.

Donal Ryan and Belinda McKeon discuss The Thing About December (2013). McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 9/29: Frank Portman and Krista Marino discuss King Dork Approximately (December 2014), the sequel to King Dork. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Donal Ryan reads The Thing About December again. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/30: Damon Galgut presents Arctic Summer (September 2014), a fictionalized biography of E.M. Forster, with Kent Carroll. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Deji Brye Olukotun, Alain Patrice Nganang, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, and George Lerner talk about African literature. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Douglas Brunt reads The Means (September 2014), a novel about a conservative trial attorney. B&N 82nd St, 7 p.m., free.

Anita Shreve and Katy Simpson Smith read their latest books. Shreve’s debut Stella Bain (2013) is a historical novel set in 1913. Simpson Smith’s The Story of Land and Sea (August 2014) is set revolutionary war novel set in North Carolina. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Lacy M. Johnson, Kiese Laymon, and Tiphanie Yanique join the First Person Plural Reading Series at the season premiere. Shrine Lounge, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/1: Ellen Bass and Kevin Simmonds read poetry, presented by The Poetry Society of America. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Blanco reads his memoir The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood (September 2014) about his life as an openly gay, Latino poet and child of Cuban immigrants. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Martin Amis discusses The Zone of Interest (August 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Alexis De Veaux reads Yabo (April 2014). NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Damon Galgut and Edmund White discuss their latest books. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Tiphanie Yanique, Christina Connett, Anton Nimblett, and Emily Perez join the Hifi series. Hi Fi Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/2: Margaret Eby, Ami Greko, Rahawa Haile, Mikki Halpin, Saeed Jones, Maxwell Neely-Cohen, Kevin Nguyen, Stan Parish, Sarah Seltzer, and Meredith Turits read three minute suburban stories, presented by Vol 1 Brooklyn. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Robbins launches The Second Sex with Dorothea Lasky. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ariel Goldberg and Jennifer Tamayo read in celebration of the release of Samantha Giles’s Deadfalls & Snares. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Erika Anderson, Joseph Riippi, Austin Ratner, and Thessaly LaForce read as part of the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Blanco again reads his memoir. Union Square B&N, 7 p.m., in-store purchase recommended.

Friday 10/3: Chloe Caldwell, Emily Gould, Domenica Ruta, and Ramona Emerson celebrate the release of Caldwell’s Women, a novella. Molly Oswaks hosts, and a surprise guest is expected. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Charles Blow reads his memoir Fire Shut Up In My Bones (September 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Raphael Rubinstein launches The Miraculous. White Columns, 6 p.m., free.

Betsy Fagin, Cassandra Troyan, and Oki Sogumi join the Multifarious Array series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). 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 →