Notable NYC: 6/16–6/22

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Saturday 6/16: Alice Kaltman presents Wavehouse. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/17: Robert J. Seidman celebrates Ulysses and Boomsday. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 6/18: Jeannie Vanasco, Ash Sanders, Porochista Khakpour, and Dara Lurie join Narratively, The Rumpus, Catapult, Tin House, Granta, Guernica, and Longreads for Memoir Monday. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Egan discusses Manhattan Beach with Amor Towels. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leslie Jamison talks with Cutter Wood for the Mid-Sentence Reading series. Mid-Manhattan Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

Sean Gill, Christie Grotheim, Colin O’Brien, and Scotty Weeks join Lyrics, Lit & Liquor. 2A, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jason Heller presents Strange Stars. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Andrea Baker, Frederick Johnson, Frank Marchese, John Munnelly, Art Schaffer, and Norma Williams celebrate the launch of Voices of Lefferts, issue one. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rachel Cusk discusses Kudos with Alexandra Schwartz. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chimanada Ngozi Adichie, Hannah Lillith Assadi, and Hari Kunzuru join the 2018 PEN Literary Awards Salon. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 6/19: Camille Perri presents When Katie Met Cassidy with Koa Beck. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Jon Pineda presents Let’s No One Get Hurt along with Bonnie Chau and Arhm Choi Wild. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Abdi Nor Iftin presents Call Me American. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Nikki Barnhart, Jenna Hamed, Minerva Martinez, Yessica Martinez, and Alexander Moser join host Maura Lee Bee to celebrate issue 12 of Newtown Literary. Nowadays, 7 p.m., free.

DeSales Harrison and David Gilbert discuss The Waters & the Wild. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Amanda Stern and A.M. Homes discuss Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Allison Yarrow presents 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Kristin Lawless discusses Formerly Known as Food with Eric Wides. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Martha K. Davis presents Scissors, Paper, Stone. BookCulture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/20: Anjali Khosla, Taylor Larsen, Jayson P. Smith, and Brian Gresko join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Rush presents Rising: Dispatches from the American Shore, and talks with Ashley Dawson. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Translator Tim Mohr presents Sand by Wolfgang Herndorf. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Lydia Millet and Jenny Offill discuss Fight No More, Millet’s latest story collection. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Debra Jo Immergut talks with Bethanne Patrick about The Captives. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Siobhan Adcock presents The Completionist with Amy Shearn. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Winnie M. Li present the debut novel Dark Chapter, now out in paperback. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Karensa Cadenas, Kim Kelly, and Gaby Del Valle roast “great” literary men—Nic Pizzolatto, Ernest Hemingway, and Tao Lin. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Terese Marie Mailhot and Angela Flournoy discuss the weight of history. The Greene Space, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 6/21: Dana Schwartz presents her memoir Choose Your Own Disaster, and talks with Jennifer Wright. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Kim Arnold, Rosalie Knecht, and Dan Sheehan join the Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jason Koo and Catherine Blauvet discuss Here High Note, High Note. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Evgenia Citkowitz talks with Hilton Als about The Shades. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Madeline Miller presents Circe. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Nick Arvin presents Mad Boy. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jill Magi, Joe Hall, Marty Cain and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Lillian Li discusses Number One Chinese Restaurant with Susan Choi. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 6/22: Gerta Lee and Allie Jones celebrate the latest issue of No Man’s Land. Books Are Magic, 7 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →