Notable NYC: 6/23–6/29

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Sunday 6/24: Lucy Bellwood presents 100 Demon Dialogues and talks about it with Rumpus Editor-in-Chief Marisa Siegel. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 6/25: Erica Jong, Philip Schultz, Jennifer Belle, and Jill Hoffman celebrate the launch of Mudfish 20. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Nell Painter talks with Clay Risen about Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Peter Coviello and Sarah Blackwood discuss Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kim Calder, J. Gordon Faylor, and Monica McClure join the PT at the Chateau series. CODEX, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/26: Eliza Griswold talks with David Wallace-Wells about Amity and Prosperity. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Salman Rushdie presents The Golden House. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Alissa Quart talks with George Packer about Squeezed. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Caryl Phillips presents A View of the Empire at Sunset and discusses it with Hilton Als. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Bud Smith celebrates Double Bird with Brian Alan Ellis, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, and Keri Smith. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Hannah Assabe, Ife Olujobi, Katherine Tom, Yeelen Cohen, Ramsi TH, Mila Myles, Monique Muse Dodd, Muna Mohamad, Nana Chinara, Parissah Lin, Raven Cassell, Thandiwe Zulu, Vanessa Newman, Ximena Alejandra Izquierdo Ugaz, Lana C Marilyn, and Rafia Santana join the Final Fantasy series. Friends and Loves, readings 7 p.m., dancing 10 p.m., $7.

Alexander Chee talks with Cheryl Pearl Sucher about How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Melissa de la Cruz, E.C. Myers, Ellen Oh, and Shveta Thakrar celebrate A Thousand Beginning and Endings. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Gabriel Tallent presents My Absolute Darling. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Paul Legault, Iris Cushing, Adam Tedesco, Chad Frisbie, Shira Dentz, and Micah Zevin join the Cool as F*** series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/27: Emma Brockes talks with Meg Wolitzer about An Excellent Choice, a look at motherhood. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Meghan MacLean Weir talks about The Book of Essie with Rachel Lyon. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Meg Onli, Chia-Lun Chang, and Vi Khi Nao celebrate Saretta Morgan’s chapbook from Ugly Duckling Presse, Feeling Upon Arrival. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose, 7 p.m., free.

Alexandra Kleeman, Maria Lioutaia, Kyra Simone, and Madeline Kearin celebrate Conjunctions issue 70. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Amber Tamblyn talks with Morgan Jerkins about Any Man. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Salman Rushdie presents The Golden House. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Leland Cheuk, Ariel Francisco, Alibi Jones, Olivia Mardwig, Kailey Tedesco, and John J. Trause celebrate Flapperhouse 23. Pacific Standard, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/28: Joshua Keating joins Slate to discuss Invisible Countries. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Alissa Quart talks with Rob Lieber about Squeezed. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jennifer Soong, Kristin Prevallet, Robert Fitterman, and others join Futurepoem for a night of readings. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Hannah Orenstein presents Playing with Matches. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Melissa Febos, Lynn Melnick, Nathaniel Popkin, Stephanie Feldman, Cynthia Oka, and Bassey Ikpi celebrate Who Will Speak for America?, co-hosted with VIDA. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Alexander Chee presents How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. BookCulture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/29: Alexandra Kleeman and Alex Gilvarry discuss the reading life. Richmondtown Library, Staten Island, 6:30 p.m., free.

Jerome Ellison Murphy, Jen Levitt, Joey De Jesus, and Lynne DeSilva-Johnson joins the WEIRDD reading series. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →