Notable NYC: 6/11–6/17


Saturday 6/11: Niina Pollari hosts Popsickle 7, a celebration of Brooklyn’s literary readings and presses. Multiple coordinators and editors present readers during a full day of readings. Throne Watches, 41-43 Wythe Ave, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., free.

Jessica Valenti presents her memoir Sex Object. BookCourt, 7:30 p.m., free.

Carly Anderson, Chris Anztzoulis, Suzanne Bennett, Jurien Huggins, Madelin A. Medina, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, and host Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons celebrate the latest issue of Newton Literary. Lost Battalion Hall, 5 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/12: Megan Levad, Kate Angus, and Joe Pan read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.

Vincent Toro celebrates his poetry collection Stereo. Island. Mosaic. Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 12 noon, free.

Yahdon Israel, Syreeta McFadden, Karolina Manko, and Susan McCarty join the Sundays At Erv’s Reading Series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 6/13: C.E. Morgan talks with Lisa Lucas about The Sport of Kings, Morgan’s debut novel. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lisa Smith and Marian Fontana join the NY Writers Coalition series Writing Aloud Reading. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tracey Barone presents her debut novel Happy Family. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/14: Emma Cline presents The Girls with Alexandra Kleeman. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Manu Saadia presents Trekonomics with Ben Walsh. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

George Watsky discusses his book of essays How to Ruin Everything. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

David Levithan and Nina LaCour present Know Me Well with a discussion moderated by Stephanie Perkins. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

MyChal Denzel Smith and Dr. Brittney Cooper discuss Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cathleen Schine talks with Elizabeth Strout about They May Not Mean to, But They Do, a comic multigenerational about family. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/15: Mychal Denzel Smith, Ashley C. Ford, and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib discusses Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Ian Frazier presents his collection essays Hogs Wild and talks about the book with Sarah Crichton. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Emily Barton presents her novel The Book of Esther set in Eastern Europe in 1942. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Jean Alexander, Chialun Chang, Jen Hyde, Julie Leung, and Esther Wang celebrate Asian authors, hosted by Kristen Felicetti. Molasses Books, 8 p.m., free.

Alan Kaufman, Britt Melewski, and Linda Tieber join Tea & Poetry series. Alice’s Tea Cup II, 6 p.m., $10.

Thursday 6/16: Kaitlyn Greenidge and Sarah Schulman discuss Schulman’s The Cosmopolitans. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Amber Tozer presents her memoir Sober Stick Figure and discusses it with Jacqueline Novak and Sarah Elizabeth Greer. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Frances Stroh presents Beer Money: Memoir of Privilege and Loss, and talks about the book with Jason Diamond. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Steven Rowley presents Lily and the Octopus. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kristopher Jansma and Naomi Jackson join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 6/17: Leora Fridman, Iliana Rocha, Camille Rankine and James Richardson join the Free Water reading series. 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 →