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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