Saturday 8/13: Jersey City celebrates books with the Chilltown Literary Festival. WORD Jersey City and FJB Comics, 11 a.m., free.
Monday 8/15: Bethany Chase presents Results May Vary. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Elizabeth Lee celebrates the launch of Love Her Madly. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Wednesday 8/17: Kristin Dombek and Dyna Torrici discuss The Selfishness of Others, hosted by n+1. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
Cynthia Manick, Erik Stinson, Catherine Chambers, Tommy Pico, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.
John Strausbaugh reads City of Sedition, a history of the “Copperheads” in New York City. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Georgia Clark, Phoebe Robinson, Emily Schultz, and Autumn Whitefield-Madrano discuss writing about beauty. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.
Thursday 8/18: Nancy Hightower, Natalie Eilbert, and Jenny Williamson read poetry with music by Master Michael Quinn and Jeff Allyn Szwast to celebrate Williamson’s Collection of Flaws. Hell Phone, 7 p.m., free.
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