Notable NYC: 9/5–9/11


Monday 9/7: Er Zhang, Yu Wang, and Wo Chan read in English and Chinese for an event presented by Belladonna*. St. Marks Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/8: Margaret Eby launches South Toward Home, a travelogue through the South. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Marisa Marchetto talks with Angela Ledgerwood for PEN America’s DIY series. Ace Hotel, 7:30 p.m., $10.

Bill Clegg discusses Did You Ever Have a Family with Paul Yoon, author of Snow Hunters. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Stewart, the horticulturalist behind The Drunken Botanist, discusses her first novel Girl Waits With Gun. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Johnson talks with Jennifer Egan about Fortune Smiles, a collection of six stories about natural disasters and technology. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

John Freeman discusses Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus discuss How to Be a Grown-Up. BookCulture, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/9: Armando Jaramillo Garcia, Daniel Ryan Adler, Robert C.L. Crawford, David Rice, and Genna Rivieccio celebrate the second issue of The Opiate. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Jasmine Gibson, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Alice Kim, and Jay Deshpande join the latest Atlas Reading series. Local 61, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Johnson again reads from Fortune Smiles. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/10: Padget Powell launches Cries For Help, Various, the first book from Catapult Publishing. Joining Powell will be Roy Blount, Jr., Rivka Galchen, Rick Moody, Elissa Schappell, and Justin Taylor. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Marcus, Sam Lipsyte, Rebecca Curtis, Deborah Eisenberg, and Said Sayrafiezadeh discuss the anthology New American Stories. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Harding discusses Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Colin Channer launches Providential with Paul Holdengraber. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Payne discusses Barefoot to Avalon with Elissa Schappell. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Tchakalian, Yi Wu, David Kutz-Marks, and Marleen Barr join the Boundless Tales reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p..m, free.

Joyce Carol Oates talks with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Mia Alvar, Stephanie Clifford, and Julia Pierpont go Behind the Book. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/11: Jackie Wang, Christopher Nealon, and Jackqueline Frost read selected works. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Moe Kornbluth, Helen Zuman, and Meghan Casey join the Wordsprouts Reading Series. Park Slope Food Coop (PDF), 7 p.m., free.

Lynn Emanuel and Kimiko Hahn read poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Louise Wareham Leonard launches 52 Men with Red Hen Press, Karen Gettert Shoemaker, Ann Hood, and MacGillivray. KGB, 7 p.m., free.


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Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). 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 More from this author →