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'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 →