Notable NYC: 9/12–9/18


Saturday 9/12: Nicole Cooley, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Kathleen Ossip, D. Nurkse, Lynn Emmanuel, Tom Sleigh, and Sarah Arvio celebrate The Plume Anthology of Poetry 3. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Ellen Urbani and Sheri Fink discuss Landfall, a novel set in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/13: Jonathan Corcoran, Naomi Jackson, and James Ormerod join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6p.m., free.

Melissa Adamo, Vincent Toro, Emilia Phillips, and Rickey Laurentiis join the Cross Poetry Series. WORD Jersey City, 5:30 p.m., free.

Aaron Poochigian, Angel Nafis, Leigh Stein, Cooper Wilhelm, Storm Thomas, and Jameson Fitzpatrick join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Natalie Eilbert, Melissa Faliveno, and Lincoln Michel discuss earning a living from writing during The Hustle series. Eilbert runs Atlas reading, The Atlas Review and author of the poetry collection Swan Feast. WORD Brooklyn, 2 p.m., free.

Scott Cheshire and Mira Jacob talk about their novels. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 9/14: Justin Taylor celebrates the paperback release of Flings and talks about the stories with Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen. PowerHouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Alexander Chee, Rob Spillman, Hannah Tiniti, and Jessica Loudis discuss MFA vs. BK as part of the Sackett Street Writers Workshop series, along with host Julia Fierro. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/15: Courtney Maum, Julie Orringer, and Angie Niles celebrate Tres Brooklyn, a H.I.P. Lit reading, and book festival party. Be Electric Studios, 7 p.m., free.

J. Mae Barizo, Gregory Pardlo, Morgan Parker, and Kent Russell kickoff the latest season of the First Person Plural series. Shrine, 7 p.m., free.

Nikesh Shukla and Porochista Khakpour discuss Meatspace. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Gary Indiana discusses his memoir I Can Give You Anything But Love. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Valeria Luiselli discusses The Story of My Teeth. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

H.S. Cross reads Wilberforce, a novel about a boys’ academy. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Stephanie Clifford discusses her novel Everybody Rise with Malcolm Gladwell. B&N 82nd St., 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/16: Anna North, Robin Beth Schaer, and Chaya Babu celebrate the Brooklyn Quarterly. Local 61, 7 p.m., free.

Christine Smallwood, Namara Smith, Mark Sussman, and Jennifer Seas join the Animal Farm series. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.

Amitav Ghosh reads Sea of Poppies. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Saul Williams celebrates his new full-length book of poetry. PowerHouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Joy Williams talks with Siri Hustvedt about her new and collected stories, The Visiting Privilege. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Tom Monteleone and Lawrence C. Connelly join the Fantastic Fiction series. KGB, 7 p.m. free.

Mary Karr discusses The Art of Memoir. B&N 82nd St., 7 p.m., free.

Barry Yourgrau reads Mess, a memoir about cleaning up his dirty apartment. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/17: Joe Meno and Nina Revoyr read their latest novels. Meno’s Marvel and a Wonder is a literary epic set in the summer of 1995. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

James Hannaham, Angela Flournoy, and Greg Pardlo celebrate the Brooklyn Book Festival with Franklin Park Reading series. Franklin Park, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Kloss and Joshua Mohr discuss their new novels with Bradley Spinelli. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Alexander Chee, Leigh Stein, Kashana Cauley, Abraham Riesman, Meredith Clark, Danielle Henderson, Jill Mapes, Tyler Coates, Meredith Modzelewski, Helen Rosner, Syreeta McFadden, and Michaelangelo Matos read 3-Minute Midwestern Stories presented by Vol 1 Brooklyn. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Carmiel Banasky and Colum McCann discuss The Suicide of Claire Bishop. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Woodson hosts Rita Williams-Garcia, Gayle Forman, Renee Watson, and Danette Vigilante for an exploration of Women’s Lives. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Jamia Wilson, Akasha Hull, and Allyson Hobbs discuss race and gender. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

André Nafis-Sahely, Brandon Courtney, Nyla Matuk, and J. Kates celebrate Carcanet New Poetries VI. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Molly Antopol and Clancy Martin read fiction. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/18: Celebrate the Brooklyn Book Festival with the Sixth Annual Brooklyn Indie Party, co-hosted by CLMP and featuring A Public Space, Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, Armchair / Shotgun, Belladonna, BOMB, Brooklyn Arts Press, Enchanted Lion, Ig Publishing, Kicks Books, Melville House, One Story, powerHouse Books, Sarabande Books, Sixpenny Magazine, The Song Cave, Stonecutter, Tin House Books, and Ugly Duckling Presse. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Greg Jackson, A.M. Homes, Tracey O’Neill, Jesse Ball, and Peter Gizzi celebrate Granta 132: Possession. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Zoe Mungin, Anne Cecelia Holmes, Kelin Loe, Kristen Evans, Victoria Cho, and Daniela Olszewska read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Hala Alyan, Darren Angle, Miriam Atkin, Daisy Atterbury, Anwar Battle, Chris Cheney, Crystal Curry, Adjua Greaves, Laura Henriksen, George Kovalenko, Ben Krusling, and Arden Levine join No, Dear Magazine for Poets Who Love Poets. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.

Natalie Shapero, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Gregory Pardlo join the Brooklyn Poets series. St. Ann, 7 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Sanders launches The Last Light. Posman Books, 6:30 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 →