Notable NYC: 6/20–6/26

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Saturday 6/20: Paige Taggart, Rickey Laurentiis, Jackie Clark, Dawn Raffel, Kait Heacock, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Naomi Extra, Kashana Cauley, Mensah Demary, Ryan Sartor, Mack Gelber, Tracy O’Neill, Niina Pollari, and many others join POPSICKLE 2015, the celebration of Brooklyn’s poetry communities. Check out the full schedule here. The Living Gallery, 1 p.m., free.

Jen Grow discusses her debut My Life as a Mermaid with Caroline Leavitt, Dylan Landis, and Sue Henderson. Little City Books (Hoboken) , 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/21: Joshua Cohen, Oriana Leckert, Miles Klee, Lauren Wilkinson, Valerie Hsiung, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Giovanna Olmos, Natalie Chin, Annie Malamet, and Maud Deitch wrap up POPSICKLE 2015. Soda Bar, 12:30 p.m., free.

Monday 6/22: Kate Walbert presents The Sunken Cathedral. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Paul Griner reads from his new story collection Hurry Please I Want to Know. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Glatt celebrates her new novel The Nakeds. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Patrick E. Horrigan, Sara Lippmann, and Jacob M. Appel read stories. St Marks Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/23: Dean Bakopoulos reads his new novel, Summerlong, about a hot, midwestern town. He is in conversation with Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Paulette Livers, Dylan Landis, and Rebecca Makkai discuss their new works of fiction. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Hepola discusses her memoir BLACKOUT, an examination of heavy drinking, with Rebecca Traister. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

John Keene reads Counternarratives. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Erika Swyler reads The Book of Speculation. B&N 82n, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/24: Robert Yune, Mike Heppner, Lance Pauker, Melanie Berliet, and Shanon Cook read Thought Catalog books. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Tracy K. Smith read poems to celebrate Heaven, Phillips’s new collection of poetry. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Mia Alvar discusses her story collection In The Country with editor Lexy Bloom. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Glatt reads The Nakeds. B&N 82nd, 7 p.m., free.

Jessica Fechtor and Bari Weiss discuss Fechtor’s memoir Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Greg Sanders, Ryan Sartor, and Vincent Zandri join the Guerrilla Lit reading series. Jimmy’s No. 43, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/25: Alexandra Petri discusses A Field Guide to Awkward Silence with Josh Gondelman. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Taylor Antrim reads new novel Immunity and talks with Pardis Sabeti. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Mike Heppner reads his latest novel, We Came All This Way, about a mother who moves to a decommissioned oil rig in the North Atlantic, in conversation with Joshua Furst. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lev Grossman talks with Choire Sicha about The Magician’s Land, again. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Bill Berkson reads at 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase. Poets House, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/26: Etgar Keret reads his new memoir The Seven Good years. BookCourt, 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 →