Notable NYC: 9/17–9/23


Sunday 9/18: Join the Rumpus at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The Rumpus is table 238 in front of the courthouse steps. Multiple stages and venues host the best writers and book lovers in the borough. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 10 a.m., free.

Monday 9/19: Angela Flournoy, Jia Tolentino, Lauretta Chartlon, and Ashley C. Ford discuss women and media. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Marisa Silver presents Little Nothing. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Collins talks with Rebecca Mead about When in French: Love in a Second Language. McNally Jackson, 8 p.m., free.

Tana Wojczuk and Dennis Norris II join the NY Writers Coalition. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/20: Lev Grossman talks with Dana Schwartz about Warp, his first novel, recently reissued. Grossman is the author of the Magicians series. Schwartz is not in your MFA program. Greenglight Bookstore. 7:30 p.m., free.

Mike Roberts talks with Will Chancellor about Cannibals in Love. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Maylis de Kerangal reads The Heart. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Julia Ain-Krupa presents The Upright Heart. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Dupcak, Dolan Morgan, and BC Edwards celebrate the launch of Dupcak’s story collection, Dust. Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free.

Jocelyn Davies present The Odds of Lightning. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jonas Hassen Khemiri and Idra Novey discuss Everything I don’t Remember. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/21: Josefine Klougart talks with Sarah Gerard. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Marisa Silver discusses Little Nothing with Jennifer Gilmore. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Olen Butler reads Perfume River. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/22: Georgia Clark, Stephanie Danler, and Rumaan Alam discuss being debut novelists. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

D.M. Aderibigbe, Jared Daniel Fagen, Janine Joseph, Alice Sola Kim, and Kimarlee Nguyen join the Visceral Brooklyn Reading Series. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Danielle Trussoni discusses The Fortress, her memoir, with Molly Ringwald. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Ari Banias, Tommy Pico, and Suzanne Gardinier celebrate Banias’s Anybody, a debut collection of poems. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Eileen Myles presents a new collection of poetry, I Must Be Living Twice. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Javier Cardenas talks with Tony Tulathimutte about The Revolutionaries Try Again. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Eileen Myles, Ruth Ozeki, Porochista Khakpour, Anna March, and Alexandra Kleeman join the Red Ink reading series with host Michele Filgate. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/23: Janine Joseph, Solmaz Sharif, and Ocean Vuong read poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 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 →