Notable NYC: 6/9–6/15

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Sunday 6/10: Claire Messud presents The Burning Girl. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 6 p.m., free.

Alex Patrick Dyck, Jessica Rae Elsaesser, Lauren O’Connor, and Adrienne Herr read poetry. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Mason Bolton, Ana Božičević, Jasmine Reid, and sam sax join the Broken Bells reading series. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 6/11: Mary Gaitskill, Chelsea Hodson, Safiya Sinclair, Bethany C. Morrow, and Peg Simone join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julia Fierro celebrates the paperback release of The Gypsy Moth Summer with Gabriel Packard. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Yrsa Daley Ward presents The Terrible. The Strand, 7 p.m., free.

Anica Mrose Rissi presents Always Forever Maybe. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Zinzi Clemmons presents What We Lose in conversation with Morgan Jerkins. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Adrienne Celt presents Invitation to a Bonfire with Rachel Fershleiser. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/12: Gabe Habash celebrates the release of the paperback of Stephen Florida with Hernan Diaz. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Groff and Lisa Lucas discuss Florida. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kiley Bense, Jiordan Castle, Tanya Everett, and Alisson Wood join the Paragraph reading series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Rumaan Alam, Hala Alyan, and Porochista Khakpour join the LIC reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Andrew McCarthy and Adele Griffin discuss Just Fly Away and Tell Me No Lies. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Rosalie Knecht presents Who is Vera Kelly? with Darcey Steinke. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Harriet Alida Lye presents The Honey Farm. WORD – Brooklyn 7:30 p.m., $5.

Bethany C. Morrow and Deji Bryce Olukotun discuss MEM and After the Flare. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Roxane Gay talks with Ally Sheedy. First Unitarian Congregational Society, 7 p.m., $23.45.

Wednesday 6/13: Arlene Stein presents Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Joseph O’Neill presents Good Trouble. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Joanna Penn Cooper, Sara Lefsyk, Todd Colby, and J. Hope Stein read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Bethany C. Morrow talks with Jennifer Baker about MEM. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/14: Joan Silber and Mary Norris celebrate Ep;phany magazine. William Vale, 7 p.m., $125.

Jen Beagin presents Pretend I’m Dead. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Dorthe Nors talks with Arianna Rebolini about Mirror, Shoulder, Signal. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Alicia Mountain presents High Ground Coward. Book Culture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Stefanik and Peter Spagnuolo discuss Night Became Years. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Marisha Pessl talks with Melissa Albert about the YA novel Neverworld Wake. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Michael Kupperman presents All the Answers with Gabrielle Bell and Lauren Weinstein. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Andrew McCarthy and Adele Griffin discuss Just Fly Away and Tell Me No Lies, for the second time this week. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 6/15: Diantha Parker, Ryan Harty, Julie Orringer, and Joanna Hershon join the Brooklyn Writers Space 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 →