Notable NYC: 6/13–6/19

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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'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 →