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.
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.
Gary Indiana discusses his memoir I Can Give You Anything But Love. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.
H.S. Cross reads Wilberforce, a novel about a boys’ academy. BookCourt, 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.
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.
James Hannaham, Angela Flournoy, and Greg Pardlo celebrate the Brooklyn Book Festival with Franklin Park Reading series. Franklin Park, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Sanders launches The Last Light. Posman Books, 6:30 p.m., free.
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