Notable NYC: 8/8–8/14


Saturday 8/8: Rickey Laurentiis, T’Ai Freedom Ford, Lara Lorenzo, and Tommy Pico celebrate Nepantla Journal and Sibling Rivalry Press, hosted by Amber Atiya. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 8/9: Nabil Kashyap, Andriniki Mattis, Maryam Parhizkar, and Anna Vitale read assorted works. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Aida Zilelian discusses her latest novel The Legacy of Lost Things. Astoria Bookshop, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 8/10: Joshua Mohr, John Dermot Woods, and Sean Doyle return to Franklin Park along with Alexandra Kleeman, Sara Novic, and Tracy O’Neill for the Franklin Park Reading Series summer finale. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/11: Helen Phillips and Jenny Offill discuss The Beautiful Bureaucrat, a new novel about a windowless room in a remote part of town. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Barry Yourgrau discusses his memoir Mess with Darin Strauss. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Lauren Holmes discusses Barbara the Slut and Other People with Phil Klay. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tanwi Nandini Islam and Kiese Laymon discuss Nandini’s debut novel Bright Lines. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/12: Kristen Evans, Camonghne Felix, Kelin Loe, and Anne Cecelia Holmes join the latest Atlas reading. Local 61, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/13: Kurt Boone, Christine Friar, Meredith Haggerty, David Tomas Martinez, Bianca Stone, and Chris Messer celebrate the launch of new literary journal Praytell. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

John Donohue, Sarah Huck, and Anna Hezel joins Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Helen Phillips reads The Beautiful Bureaucrat. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Abdul Ali and Patricia Spears Jones read new poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/14: Greenlight Staff launch chapbook Hypothetical People. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Morgan Parker, Tommy Pico, Lynn Melnick, and Angel Nafis join the latest volume of the Free Water reading series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.


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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 More from this author →