Notable NYC: 7/9–7/15


Sunday 7/10: David Tomas Martinez, Sassafras Lowrey, and Kendra Eash join The Hustle, a series about habits of writers supporting their work. WORD Brooklyn, 2 p.m., free.

Christine Reilly, Jenna Carindale, Derick Dupre, and Joseph Ponce join Sunday’s at Erv’s, a monthly reading series. 2122 Beekman Place, 6 p.m., free.

Sasha Fletcher, Laura Warman, and Elizabeth Schmuhl read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 7/11: Alejandro Zambra, Elizabeth Crane, Benjamin Hale, Bob Proehl, Alice Sola Kim, and John Domini join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

S.J. Watson talks with Marcy Dermanksy about Second Life. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Stephanie Danler presents Sweetbitter in conjunction with the Keyon College Alumni Association. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/12: Meghan Daum, Kate Bolick, and Maris Kreizman join Heather Havrilesky for a discussion of How to Be a Person in the World. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Bob Proehl discusses A Hundred Thousand Worlds with Ryan Britt, author of Luke Skywalker Can’t Read: And Other Geeky Truths. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jessica Winter talks with Rebecca Traister about her novel Break in Case of Emergency. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/13: Jo Walton and Ada Palmer discusses Necessity and Too Like The Lightening, their latest works of speculative fiction. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Patrick Ryan talks about his new story collection The Dream Life of Astronauts with Hannah Tinti. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Isaac Fitzgerald talks with Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer about The Big Book of Science Fiction. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Taylor Larsen presents Stranger, Father, Beloved. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Giorgia Sage, Alan Gilbert, Zakia Henderson-Brown, and Amy Rose Spiegel join the Atlas Reading Series. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/14: New Directions, NYRB Classics, and Archipelago celebrate Bastille Day with French Poetry. Vive la France! Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Leigh Stein, Saxon Baird, Jason Choi, Shaunacy Ferro, Kyla Marshell, and Alisson Wood join Catapult publishing for the workshop reading series. Sid Gold’s Request Room, 7 p.m., two drinks.

John Chu, Halimah Marcus, and Nancy Hightower join hosts Jeff and Ann VanderMeer for a night of science fiction with The Big Book of Science Fiction. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 7/15: BOMB magazine celebrates issue 136 with H.I.P. Lit and all-vinyl DJ sets from Damien & Tallboy. Be Electric, 9 p.m., free.

Cheryl Lu-Lien discusses her novel Sarong Party Girls with Sari Wilson. 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 →