Notable NYC: 6/13–6/19


Saturday 6/13: Norte Maar reads Tobacco Hour. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Newtown Literary celebrate the launch of Issue 6. Queens Council on the Arts, 7 p.m., free.

Erika Swyler, Ted Thompson, and Sarah Gerard join the H.I.P. Lit series along with immersive theater from Tara Isabella Burton, Jim Stark, and Jordan Rose Donohue. Be Electric, 8:30 p.m., $12/$10 with book donation.

Sunday 6/14: Tao Lin and Mira Gonzalez discuss Selected Tweets with Hamilton Morris. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 6/15: Joanna Rakoff and J. Courtney Sullivan discuss My Salinger Year, now in paperback. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Kaylie Jones and Matthew McGevna join The Salon series. Jones is the author of The Anger Meridian and six other books. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Jonathan Galassi talks with Maureen McLane about Muse, his debut novel. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Ryan O’Connell launches I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, with Jim Parsons. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Donnelly, Sean Madigan Hoen, Jennifer Kabat, Patrick O’Neil, and Nelly Reifler join Dzanc and The Weeklings. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/16: Isaac Oliver discusses Intimacy Idiot with Jason Diamond. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Larry Kramer reads The American People, the first volume of a novel. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Tracy O’Neill, Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes, and Diana Wagman celebrate books from Ig Publishing. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Stephen Witt discusses How Music Got Free. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/17: Kaylie Jones again reads The Anger Meridian, along with Nina Solomon, author of The Love Book. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes reads Oye What I’m Gonna Tell You. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Megan Abbott and Katherine Howe talk about their novels along with Jen Doll. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Joanna Rakoff again reads My Salinger Year. Book Culture, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/18: Lauren Saft reads Those Girls. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Brenda Bowen reads Enchanted August. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Anna North, Sarah Heyward, and Carolita Johnson discuss life as a woman in creative fields. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/19: Roberto F. Santiago, Cathy Linh Che, Natalie Eilbert, and Roger Sedarat join the Free Water reading series. Santiago recently released Angel Park, a collection that intersects identity through motion. Eilbert’s Swan Feast is a modern hymn to the Venus of Wilendorf. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Dani Shapiro, Rob Spillman, Leigh Newman, and Brian Gresko celebrate Father’s Day. BookCourt, 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 More from this author →