Notable NYC: 9/6–9/12

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Saturday 9/6: Sara Majka, Ted Thompson, Justin Taylor, Ingrid Nelson, and Kseniya Melnik join Slice for an evening of emerging fiction. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen Schottenfeld reads Bluff City Pawn (August 2014), a novel about a pawn shop in Memphis. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kim Addonizio, Luke Bloomfield, Spencer Everett, and Wendy Xu read at season opener of the Banquet series. Greenpoint Heights, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/7: Jonathan Coe reads Expo 58 (September 2014), a comedic spy mystery. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Johannes Heldén, Jaimie Shearn Coan, Nalini Abhiraman and Stephanie Gray read for Argos Books night. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5 p.m., free.

Jessica Anya Blau, Paula Bomer, and Paulette Livers ring in the new season of the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 9/8: Justin Taylor, Marie-Helene Bertino, Scott Cheshire, Dolan Morgan, and Jennifer Marie Brissett kick-off another season of the Franklin Park Reading Series. Taylor’s story collection Flings traverses the globe with a series of unmoored characters. Bertino’s 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas, is a debut novel about a nine-year-old aspiring jazz musician. When the Knives Come Down is Morgan’s debut collection of stories. Frankling Park, 8 p.m., free.

Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton launch Women in Clothes along with 639 other writers. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Donald Antrim and Mitzi Angel discuss The Emerald Light in the Air (September 2014), Antrim’s collection of stories. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Emily St. John Mandel talks about her latest novel, Station Eleven (September 2014), with Emma Straub. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Megan Abbott and Chelsea Cain discuss their latest novels. The Strand, 7 p.m., $26.

Reza Aslan discusses Zealot The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth with John Fugelsang. B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., in-store book purchase recommended.

Tuesday 9/9: Joseph O’Neill reads The Dog (July 2014), a novel of heartbreak in Dubai. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Bridgett Davis and Tayari Jones converse about their novels set in the 1980s. Davis’s Into the Go-Slow (August 2014) explores a woman mourning the death of her sister. Jones’s Silver Sparrow (2011) follows a man deceiving his family. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jacob Wren and McKenzie Wark discuss Polyamorous Love Song (April 2014), a novel of interwoven narratives. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

René Steinke reads Friendswood (August 2014) about a big event in a small Texas community. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Laird Hunt launches Neverhome, a novel, along with Paul Auster. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/10: Joseph O’Neill again reads The Dog. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Connie Mae Oliver, Allyson Paty, D. Foy, and Eduardo C. Corral join the Atlas reading series for volume XX. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.

Salman Rushdie reads. Hunter College, 6:30 p.m., free with required RSVP.

Kristopher Jansma, David Burr Gerrard, Jennifer Baker, Dwyer Murphy, and Jenny Blackman join the Renegade Reading Series. Cool Pony Crown Heights, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/11: Tobias Carroll, Emily Cementina, and former Notable NYC columnist Dustin Luke Nelson join the Disagreement series for the decay theme. Pacific Standard, 7 p.m., free.

Aaron Winslow and Miles Pflanz join the My Teeanage Dream Ended series. Over the Eight, 7:30 p.m., free.

Gina Apostol, Hossannah Asuncion, and Joseph Legaspi celebrate Filipino-American literature. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Betsy Andrews, Jen Coleman, and Niki Koulouris read sea themed poetry. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Joanna Scott reads De Potter’s Grand Tour (September 2014), about a tourist agent in 1905. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Bridgett Davis and Tayari Jones again discuss Into the Dark. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Emily St. John Manel again reads Station Eleven, with Rumpus Co-owner Isaac Fitzgerald. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Friday 9/12: Jackson Meazle, John Coletti, Sam Truitt and Elizabeth Fodaski read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

David Feinstein launches Woods Porn: The Adventures of Little Walter with No, Dear and Small Anchor Press. Mellow Pages, 8 p.m., free.

Tiphanie Yanique reads The Land of Love and Drowning (July 2014) about two orphaned sisters in the 1900s. NYU Creative Writing House, 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 →