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.
Marisa Marchetto talks with Angela Ledgerwood for PEN America’s DIY series. Ace Hotel, 7:30 p.m., $10.
Amy Stewart, the horticulturalist behind The Drunken Botanist, discusses her first novel Girl Waits With Gun. WORD Brooklyn, 7 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.
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.
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.
Jacqueline Tchakalian, Yi Wu, David Kutz-Marks, and Marleen Barr join the Boundless Tales reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 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.
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