Saturday 8/1: Nicole Haroutunian, Maggie Serota, Allison Devers, and others read at the Chilltown Literary Festival. WORD Jersey City, 11 a.m., free.
Diana Hamilton, Ben Fama, Rob Fitterman, Monica McClure, Purvi Shah, Christina Olivares, Julia Tolo, Chia-Lun Chang, Krystal Languell, and others read at the Small Press Flea. Brooklyn Public Library, 11 a.m., free.
Monday 8/3: Christina McDowell reads After Perfect, a memoir of a family’s destruction. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Lauren Holmes discusses Barbara the Slut and Other People with Nathan Englander. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.
Christina Galante, John Dorcic, Adam Wade, and Lynn Weingarten interrogate each other at Hot Seat!, an evening of improv and storytelling. Littlefield, 8 p.m., $8.
Wednesday 8/5: Rebecca Dinerstein and Julia Pierpont discuss their remarkable debut novels. Dinerstein’s The Sunlit Night follows a young artist and a baker as they fall in love above the Arctic Circle. Pierpont’s Among the Ten Thousand Things is about an artist and dancer falling out of love after their children discover the sexy missives of a mistress. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Thursday 8/6: Paul Downs discusses Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business with Loren Feldman. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
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