Notable NYC: 8/5–8/11


Saturday 8/5: Elizabeth Jaikaran talks with Priya Arora about Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories. Powerhouse Archway, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 8/7: Jill Eisenstadt reads Swell. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Hala Alyan, Tara Isabella Burton, Jessie Chaffee, Victor P. Corona, Melissa Febos, and Courtney Maum join the H.I.P. Lit Summer Series. Nowadays WORD Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/8: Anne Korkeakivi talks with Emily Holleman about Shining Sea. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jenny Zhang talks with Mira Jacob about Sour Heart. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Lucy Ives presents Impossible Views of the World and discusses the novel with Leslie Jamison. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Rafi Kohan and Jason Diamond discuss The Arena, a look at American sports stadiums. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/9: Carina Chocano talks with Meghan Daum about You Play the Girl. Books are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elna Baker, Wo Chan, Madeline Stevens, and Miss V join The Lantern series. HiFi Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/10: Paul Kingsnorth presents Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays and talks with Amitav Ghosh. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lucy Ives talks with Jen George about Impossible Views of the World. Spoonbill & Sugartown East Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Alice Sola Kim, Paul Legault, Hilary Leichter, and Maud Streep join the Franklin Electric Reading Series. 650 Franklin Ave, 7:30 p.m., free.

Isaac Myers III, Alison Rodriquez, Jason Koo, Sean Damlos-Mitchell, Andrew Jimenez, and Ben Janse celebrate the launch of Curlew Quarterly‘s latest issue. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/11: Molly Rose Quinn is leaving Housing Works. Housing Works, 6 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 →