Notable NYC: 6/17–6/23


Sunday 6/18: Sherman Alexie presents his memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. WORD Jersey City, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 6/19: Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

Catherine Lacey presents The Answers in conversation with Leslie Jamison. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/20: Angelica Baker discusses Our Little Racket with Julia Pierpont, author of Among the Ten Thousand Things. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Maile Meloy discusses Do Not Become Alarmed with Emma Straub. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Victor LaValle talks with Daniel José Older about The Changeling. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amelia Gray talks with Alexandra Kleeman about Isadora. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Woodson reads Another Brooklyn. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Jason Bayani, and Shelley Wong read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Anne Helen Petersen discusses Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 6/21: Daniel Wallace and Elizabeth Strout discuss Wallace’s Extraordinary Adventures. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Jean Grimm, Seth Landman, and Debora Kuan join the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series. 61 Local, 7:30 p.m., free.

Miranda Pennington discusses her memoir A Girl Walks into a Book. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Ladipo Manyika presents Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jessie Chaffee, Pat Hipp, Jacob Kaplan, and Alice Sola Kim join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/22: Rosecrans Baldwin and Dan Riley presents their latest novels, The Last Kid Left and Fly Me, respectively. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Gerard, author of The Sunshine State talks with Bethany Ball about What t0 Do About the Solomons. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kay Gabriel, Merritt K, Stephen Ira, and Cam Scott read in celebration of Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets. Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Eugene Lim, Donald Breckenridge, and John Yau discuss Dear Cyborgs. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Lucio Zago presents a graphic history of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Shorts. Spoonbill & Sugartown- Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Walter Hopps talks with Hilton Als, Anne Doran, and Deborah Treisman about The Dream Colony. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/23: Kit Schluter, Margaret B. Carson, and Chris Clarke discuss Schluter’s translation of The King in the Golden Mask. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Solomon, Gina Zucker, Ellen Umansky, and Sally Kohn join the Brooklyn Writers Space for reading. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →