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'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 →