Notable NYC: 6/18–6/24


Saturday 6/18: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus discuss So Close. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Sarah-Jane Stratford launches Radio Girls and discusses it with Allison Amend. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/19: Esmé Weijun Wang talks discusses her new novel The Border of Paradise with Porochista Khakpour. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 6/20: Rob Spillman, Bernice L. McFadden, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Dolan Morgan, Gabriel Blackwell, and Daniel Saldana Paris join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Elisha Cooper presents Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sloane Crosley celebrates the paperback edition of the The Clasp with Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 6/21: Jami Attenberg celebrates the paperback release of Saint Mazie with Niina Pollari, Alice Sola Kim, Naomi Jackson, Rosie Schaap, Jason Diamond, and Emily Gould. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Marie Basile, Richard Jeffrey Newman, and J.T. Price join the Risk of Discovery Series. Astoria Coffee, 7:30 p.m., $10 food/drink ticket.

Max Porter discusses Grief Is the Thing with Feathers with Dorthe Nors and Brigid Hughes. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sheila Grinell, Monica Starkman, Donna Wilk Cardillo, Linda Kass, and Barbara Donsky celebrate She Writes Press with founder Kamy Wicoff. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Whitney Terrell and Cressida Leyshon discuss The Good Lieutenant. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Katherine Ozment celebrates the release of Grace without God. BookCulture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/22: Nancy Patty presents Living with a Dead Language and discusses the book with Mary Norris. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joe Okonkwo talks with David Ebershoff about his debut novel Jazz Moon. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Susan Faludi discusses her memoir The Darkroom with Lisa Chase. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Ramona Ausubel talks with Hannah Tinti about Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kim Addonizio and Marie Myung-Ok Lee discuss Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life. BookCulture Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/23: Jana Prikryl presents her debut poetry collection The After Party along with Robyn Creswell. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Ehrenreich discusses The Way to the Spring, a look at life and death in Palestine. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Chris Clarke and Joshua Daniel Edwin join the Another Way to Say, a translation focused reading series. Molasses Books, 8 p.m., free.

Friday 6/24: Brendan Constatine, Jason Schneiderman, and Jason Zuzga celebrate Red Hen Press. BookCourt, 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 →