Notable NYC: 7/22–7/28

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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 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →