Notable NYC: 7/22–7/28


Saturday 7/22: Tasaurah Litzky, Elizabet Valasquez, and Patricia Carragon read “Anything Goes.” Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Francesco Grisanzio, Ashleigh Allen, and Mark Guerarie celebrate the launch of Swamp Frank, Gurarie’s new chapbook. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 7/24: t’ai freedom ford, Phillip B. Williams, Kevin Coval, Charif Shanahan, and Patricia Smith join host Angel Nafis for Books Beneath the Bridge: Greenlight Poetry Salon. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Jeanne McCulloch, Karen Rinaldi, Sarah Gerard, Camille Perri, and Tanwi Nandini Islam are Fierce Women in Fiction having a panel discussion. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Akhil Sharma presents his new story collection, A Life of Adventure and Delight. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/25: Julie Klam and Matt Klam discuss The Stars in Our Eyes and Who Is Rich?. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Akhil Sharma reads from his new short story collection A Life of Adventure and Delight with Darin Strauss. KRB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Claire Donato, Steven Dunn, and Stephen Langlois join the Cool as F*** reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/26: Ian Bassingthwaighte presents Life from Cairo. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Janelle Brown talks with Jessica Grose about Watch Me Disappear. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rebecca Dinerstein, Oscar Boyson, Benjamin Ehrlich, and Hannah Goldfield join the Rat Court reading series. Unnameable Books, 6 p.m., free.

Lisa Ko and Patrick Ryan join One Story Magazine to discuss The Leavers. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/27: CA Conrad, Sophie Robinson, and John Keene celebrate the latest issue of the White Review. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Gabe Hudson talks with Isaac Fitzgerald about Gork, The Teenage Dragon. Community Bookstore, 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 →