Notable NYC: 8/19–8/25


Tuesday 8/22: Eliza Factor and Amy Shearn discussed Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Garnette Cadogan, David Burr Gerrard, Jeremy Gordon, Michelle Lyn King, and Maya Kosoff join the Who Wants to Cry series. HiFi, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chiara Barzini launches Things That Happened Before the Earthquake in discussion with Naomi Fry. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.


Alex Gilvarry presents Eastman Was Here and talks with Saïd Sayrafiezadeh. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Adrian Shirk and Beth Loffreda discuss And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cornelia Barber, Kenyatta JP Garcia, Omotara James, and Cooper Wilhelm join the Cool as F*** reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/23: Kamila Shamsie and Maaza Mengiste discusses Home Fire. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Chiara Barzini and Christopher Bollen join host Frederic Tuten for a discussion. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Georgia Clark celebrates The Regulars with Stephanie Danler, Grant Ginder, Amy Poeppel, Julie Pennell, and Charity Shumway. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chiara Barzini discusses Things That Happened Before the Earthquake. Rizzoli, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/24: Celeste Baker, Shubha Bala, Carmen Bardeguez-Brown, Kim Brandon, Annette Leach, Rosita Libre, OyaBisi, Jessica Paloma, Rachelle Parker, Kailee Pederson, Raquel Penzo, Cynthia Roby, Luvon Roberson, Tracie Spellman, and Susan Yung join the Women of Color Writers’ Workshop for an evening of readings. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chiara Barzini talks with Amelia Gray and Lincoln Michel about Things That Happened Before the Earthquake. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →