Notable NYC: 9/2–9/8


Tuesday 9/5: Jesmyn Ward discusses Sing, Unburied, Sing with Ayana Mathis. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

John Freeman is joined by Joyce Carol Oates and Lawrence Joseph to discuss Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation. B&N 82nd Street, 7:30 p.m., seats with book purchase.

Tara Clancy discusses The Clancys of Queens with Atticus Lish. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/6: Nathan Englander launches Dinner at the Center of the Earth with Jonathan Safran Foer. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $30.

Adam Gopnik discusses At The Strangers’ Gate with Patricia Marx. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Carolyn Murnick and Kate Bolick discuss The Hot One. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elon Green, Caroline Framke, Cady Drell, and Estelle Tang join Drunk Ed to roast “Great” Literary Men. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Scott Esposito launches The Doubles with Álvaro Enrigue. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Chelsea Martin discusses her collection, Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life, with Chloe Caldwell. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Deborah Clearman and David Nicholson discuss their story collections. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/7: Adam Sternbergh, author of Shovel Ready, presents his latest novel, The Blinds, a 21st century western, with A.O. Scott. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Bad Advice From Bad Women featuring Hannah Lillith Assasdi, Deidre Coyle, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Monica McClure, Anna North, and Charlotte Shane. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Salman Rushdie reads The Golden House. Brooklyn Public Library, 8 p.m., $34.

Marcus Wicker and Mahogany Browne discuss Silencer. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Hallie Bateman, Jack Sjogren, and R. Sikoryak join Panels to the People, a reading series of comics creators. WORD Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Nathan Englander talks with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

James Atlas and Stacy Schiff discuss The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer’s Tale. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/8: Irene Mathieu, Roberto Montes, Matthew Rohrer, and Jayson Smith joins Big Lucks for a night of readings. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 8 p.m., free.

Nicole Sealey, Emily Skillings, and Danez Smith join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. 100 Bogart, 7:30 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 →