Notable NYC: 7/14–7/20


Saturday 7/14: Marlon James wraps his SFC Writing Residency. St. Francis College, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 7/15: Heather Green and Mathias Svalina read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 7/16: Jennifer Baker, Daniel Magariel, Mallika Rao, and Kelly Sundberg join Memoir Monday with Narratively, The Rumpus, Catapult, Granta, Guernica, Longreads, and Tin House. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Carol Zoref joins Harper’s Magazine to present Barren Island. Book Culture – Columbus Ave., 7 p.m., free.

Megan Abbott discusses her latest novel, Give Me Your Hand, with Sarah Weinman. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Edmund White presents The Unpunished Vice. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/17: David Ewalt presents Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Keith Gessen presents A Terrible Country and discusses it with Elif Batuman. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Robert Cowan presents Close Apart. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Saul Austerlitz presents Just a Shot Away. WORD Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Tongo Eisen-Martin and Mona Kareem read from Heaven Is All Goodbyes: Pocket Poets No. 61. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tan Lin, Feliz Lucia Molina, Sawako Nakayasu, Lynn Xu, and Nicholas Wong celebrate One Hand Clapping, the exhibition catalogue, with poetry readings. Guggenheim Museum, 6 p.m., $25.

Wednesday 7/18: Rachel Heng discusses Suicide Club with Marisa Siegel, Editor-in-Chief of the Rumpus. Book Culture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Brooke Bolander and Angus McIntyre join Fantastic Fiction. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Iris Cohen, Alice Kaltman, and Edward Mullaney join Ditmas Lit with host Sarah Bridgins and special guest host Lena Valencia. Hinterlands Bar, 8 p.m., free.

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

Jonathan Santlofer discusses The Widower’s Notebook with Sarah Weinman. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/19: Lucy Tan discusses What We Were Promised with Weike Wang. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rami Karim launches Smile & Nod. Printed Matter, 6 p.m., free.

Samantha Zighelboim, Marina Blitshteyn, Ali Powers, and others read from Argos Books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Ayobami Adebayo talks with Morgan Jerkins about Stay With Me. WORD Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Edmund White presents The Unpublished Vice. Book Culture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Mildon presents Evolution of Goddess: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Activating Your Feminine Superpowers. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Moschovakis, Christina Vega-Westhoff, and Vi Khi Nao read selected works. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Leslie Schwartz discusses The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book at a Time with Meghan Daum. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 7/20: Hua Hsu, Hoff Matthews, Kevin Nguyen, Molly Soda, Alex Watt, and Charles Otter Holmes with host Ryan Sartor join the Last Difficult to Name Reading Series in New York. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

boice-Terrel Allen, Geroge Grella, Christopher R. Weingarten, and Amanda Petrusich discuss Miles Davis to Public Enemy. The Strand, 7 p.m., $10.


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Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →