Notable NYC: 8/12–8/18


Sunday 8/13: Svetlana Kitto leads an Oral History for Writers. Wendy’s Subway, 3 p.m., $100.

Barbara Browning, Eloisa Amezcua, Jenn Baker, Camonghne Felix, Ariel Francisco, Gabe Habash, and Jess Rizkallah join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 8/14: Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, Samantha Hunt, Jac Jemc, and Sarah Rose Etter join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Jenny Zhang and Alissa Nutting join the Books Beneath the Bridge series. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Tatiana Eva-Marie, Shamar Hill, John Goldbach, Asiya Wadud, Alisha Kaplan, Madeleine Malleit, Bridget Talone, and host JC Hopkins read poetry. Spoonbill & Sugartown, 7 p.m., free.

Grace “Betsy” Booner, Jen Levitt, Nathan McClain, Ben Purkert, and Cortney Lamar Charleston celebrate Four Way Books. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/15: Paul Yoon discusses The Mountain with Katie Kitamura. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Matthew Daddona, Michelle Whittaker, and Lucas Hunt are Poets Reunited. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Jarret Kobek reads The Future Won’t Be Long, a novel, with Ivy Pochoda. The Strand, 7 p.m., free.

Bill Goldstein talks with Isaac Fitzgerald about The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster and the Year That Changed Literature. 82nd & Broadway, 7 p.m., free.

Melissa Scholes Young and Miranda Pennington discuss Young’s debut novel Flood. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/16: Emily Culliton and Helen Ellis discuss The Misfortune of Marion Palm. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Melissa Febos, Christopher Hermelin, Donika Kelly, and Anton Solomonik join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Stephanie Valente, Monica Lewis, Bob Raymonda, Olivia Luisa Mardwig, Stephen Langlois, and Dallas Athent join the Secret Loft Concert Series. Secret Loft, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/17: Bonnie Huie, Elisabeth Jaquette, Julia Sanches, and moderator Madhu Kaza join PEN America to celebrate Women in Translation month. WORD Brooklyn, 7 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 →