Notable NYC: 8/13–8/19


Saturday 8/13: Jersey City celebrates books with the Chilltown Literary Festival. WORD Jersey City and FJB Comics, 11 a.m., free.

Sunday 8/14: K.T. Billey, Bruna Dantas Lobato, and Stephen Langlois join the Sundays At Erv’s Reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 8/15: Bethany Chase presents Results May Vary. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/16: Abeer Hoque, Lisa Ko, Sarah Schulman, and Joan Silber read with PEN America for an evening moderated by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 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.

Jessica Winter celebrates Break in Case of Emergency and Helen Phillips presents Some Impossible Solutions. Powerhouse NEW LOCATION, 7:30 p.m., free.

Yaa Gyasi talks with Imbolo Mbue about Homecoming, Gyasi’s novel about two sisters in Ghana. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Haley Rene Thompson, Laura Willwerth, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Elise Dahan, and Kamden Hilliard read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 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 →