Notable NYC: 8/15–8/21
Saturday 8/15: Jonathan Weisman and Jefferey Bartsch discuss No. 4 Imperial Lane. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.
Sunday 8/16: Stephanie Gray and Paolo Javier perform collaborative film narration, along with Harry Roseman. Queens Museum, 3 p.m., $8.
Monday 8/17: Gabriel Urza and Helen Phillips discuss their new novels. Phillips’s The Beautiful Bureaucrat about a young wife in a windowless building. Urza’s All That Followed follows political violence in a Spanish town. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
Tuesday 8/18: Adam Resnick discusses Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation with Chris Elliott. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.
Stephanie Clifford launches Everybody Rise, a novel about social climbing. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Jennifer Pashley discusses The Scamp with Julia Fierro. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.
Evie Schockley, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, E.J. Antonio, JP Howard, Breena Clarke, Stephanie Nikolopoulos, and Cheryl Clarke celebrate Women Writers Reading. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.
Carly Dashiell, Beau Rice, and Sarah Wang read poetry. Unnameable Books, 6:30 p.m., free.
Renu Balakrishnan reads and discusses her debut novel Four Aleys. The Strand, 7 p.m., Free.
Josephine Livingstone, A.M. Gittlitz, Hallie Bateman, and Jarrod Shanahan join the Animal Farm Reading series. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.
Wednesday 8/19: Pilot Virulet, Scott Weiner, Suzy Exposito, Lola Pelligrino, and Dennah Vollmer talk with Vol 1. Brooklyn’s Jason Diamond about Colin Atrophy Hagendorf’s pizza memoir, Slice Harvester. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.
Benjamin Moser discusses The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector. Book Culture, 7 p.m., free.
Barry Yourgrau and Daniel Smith discuss Mess, Yourgrau’s memoir about cleaning up. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Megan Abbott, Frankie Y. Bailey, Henry Chang, Ed Lin, and Alex Segura mingle with PEN. Le Poisson Rouge, 6:30 p.m., free.
Thursday 8/20: Benjamin Moser discusses Clarice Lispector’s The Complete Stories with Benjamin Anastas. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.
Samuel Delany, Hasanthika Sirisena, Richard Gessner, Britt Melewski, Rob Stephenson, Jeanette Topar, Stephanie Dickinson, and James M. Cory celebrate the arrival of Skidrow Penthouse 18. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.
Chuck Wendig launches Zer0es, a cyber espionage thriller, with Daniel Jose Older. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.
Kathleen Ossip, Soraya Shalforoosh, Mark Bibbins, and Rebecca Reilly celebrate The New School Creative Writing Program with readings from their new books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 8/21: Happy second birthday to Astoria Bookshop.
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