Notable NYC: 7/15–7/21

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Monday 7/17: Tamara Shopsin presents Arbitrary Stupid Goal and talks with Jason Fulford. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Victoria Redel discusses Before Everything with Paul Lisicky. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

David Burr Gerrard, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Emmanuel Iduma, Deidre Coyle, and Kyle Lucia Wu join the H.I.P. Lit summer series. Nowadays, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/18: Samantha Hunt presents her short story collection The Dark Dark with James Hannaham. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Daryl Gregory and Gabe Hudson talk with Isaac Fitzgerald about Spoonbenders and Gork, The Teenage Dragon. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Burr Gerrard discusses his debut novel The Epiphany Machine with Maxwell Neely-Cohen. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Julie Klam presents The Stars in Our Eyes, a look at celebrity culture. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/19: Jessica Berger Gross and Sari Botton discusses Estranged: Leaving Family and Finding Home. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rachel Bell, Marian Bull, Dianca London, Eleanor Stanford, and Eric Thurm join the Who Wants to Cry reading series. Hi Fi Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.

Bill Roorbach talks with Caroline Leavitt about The Girl of the Lake. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Michael Robbins talks with Elif Batuman about Equipment for Living on Poetry and Pop Music. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Zinzi Clemmons presents What We Lose with Glory Edim. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Tobias Carroll, Hafizah Geter, Lena Valencia, and Joanna Valente join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/20: Brandan Kiely, Nancy Hightower, David Burr Gerrard, Jen Lue, Gabriela Barretto, Marcus Jade, and Karen Lue read for Artists Resist, a night of reading and music. St. Peter’s Chelsea, 7 p.m., free / $10 suggested.

Zinzi Clemmons talks with Margo Jefferson about What We Lose. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julie Klam presents The Stars in Our Eyes, a look at celebrity. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →