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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →