Notable NYC: 9/10–9/16


DON’T MISS OUR BOOKEND EVENTS! On Monday, 9/12, The Rumpus and the Brooklyn Book Festival present the New York premiere of After Adderall, the new feature film from Stephen Elliott. Videology, 7 p.m., free.

And on Friday, 9/16, Molly Crabapple, Stephanie Danler, Eliah Eason, Yahdon Israel, Morgan Jerkins, and Matthew Yeager celebrate Dark Nights, Bright Words with The Rumpus and H.I.P. Lit. In addition to readings, there will be music, artwork, and prizes. Be Electric Studios, 9 p.m., $5.

Saturday 9/10: Jade Chang, Julia Fierro, Lev Grossman, Heidi Heilig, Porochista Khakpour, Rakesh Satyal, Elissa Schappell, Rob Spillman, Sari Wilson, and Jung Yun join SLICE magazine for an Exquisite Corpse party. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/11: Anna Solomon, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Flynn Berry, Taylor Larsen, Kim Brooks, and moderator Julia Fierro join the Sackett Street Writers Workshop reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Caitlin Johnson, Zef Lisowski, and Jen Choi join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free.

Camilo Roldan, Lital Khaikin, and JD Larson read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 9/12: Electric Literature, Lit Hub, PEN America, Tumblr, and Catapult celebrate the start of the Brooklyn Book Festival. The Bell House, 7 p.m., free.

Manuel Gonzales, Helen Phillips, Tobias Carroll, Gina Frangello, and Irina Reyn join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Mark Greif presents his essay collection Against Everything with critic Wesley Morris. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Woodson talks with Carl Hancock Rux about Another Brooklyn. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jason Schneiderman and Erika Meitner join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/13: Teddy Wayne launches his latest novel, Loner, about a creep stalking a woman during their freshman year at Harvard. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Boris Fishman, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Idra Novey, Mary E. Buser, and Tim Sultan join Franklin Park Reading Series and the Brooklyn Public Library for the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Ann Patchett talks with J. Courtney Sullivan. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $30.

Royal Young, Lianne Stokes, Britt Canty, J.T. Price, Amy Dupcak, and Amanda Miller join the Lyrics Lit and Liquor series. Hifi, 7 p.m., free.

Jonathan Rose discusses The Well-Tempered City and the Future of Urban Life with Philip Glass. 92Y, 7 p.m., $29.

Wednesday 9/14: Jane Alison, Alana Massey, Morgan Jerkins, and Julie Buntin explain What Women Want, celebrate the release of Nine Island, and Catapult publishing. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Alex Zucker, Allison Markin Powell, Chip Rossetti, Daniella Gitlin, and Jenny Wang Medina read works in translation. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Chris Lehmann, Thomas Frank, Barbara Ehrenreich, Eddie Glaude, and Win McCormack join the Baffler to discuss the limits of liberalism. A Public Space, 7 p.m., free.

Alexandra Kleeman launches her story collection Imitations with Alex Gilvarry. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Kamilah Aisha Moon, Joshua Mehigan, and Declan Ryan read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Michelle Tea launches Black Wave with Isaac Fitzgerald. Powerhouse NEW LOCATION, 7 p.m., free.

Dvora Meyers, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Andrew Cotto, and Tim McLoughlin join the Brooklyn Quarterly for an evening of social transformation. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Mara Wilson reveals where she is now, and it’s in Queens. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Affinity Konar discusses Mischling with Lee Boudreaux. B&N 82nd Steet, 7 p.m., free.

Sam Sax, Safia Elhillo, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Leopoldine Core, and Aricka Foreman join the Atlas reading series for Atlas XXX. Get your mind out of the gutter, it’s the 30th reading. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.

Anuradha Roy and Rumaan Alam discuss Roy’s Sleeping on Jupiter. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Tobias Carroll, Ryan Donovan, Jennifer Harder, and Alex Rubin join No, You Tell It! Series. Jimmy’s No. 43, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/15: Rumaan Alam, Nicole Dennis-Benn, and Anna Noyes join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rachel Corbett reads You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Anuk Arudragasam presents The Story of a Brief Marriage. Powerhouse NEW LOCATION, 7:30 p.m., free.

Teddy Wayne reads Loner. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Tardi, E. Tracy Grinnell, Simone White, and Martha Oatis read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Karr discusses The Art of Memoir. The Strand, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/16: Rivka Galchen and Heidi Julavits discuss writing and motherhood. Book Culture Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Alexandra Kleeman celebrates her story collection Imitations and Liz Moore celebrates The Unseen World. Powerhouse NEW LOCATION, 7 p.m., free.

Indie publishing party with CLMP and various independent publishers. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.


If you have a listing you’d like us to consider, please contact [email protected]. Please include a link to event information. Deadline is Tuesday for publication on Saturday.

Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 →