Notable NYC: 7/21–7/27


Saturday 7/21: Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Maya Kosoff, Eva Victor, Melissa Rocha, and Lizzie Martinez join the Funny / Sexy / Sad reading series. Branch Ofc, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 7/23: Jason Sokol presents The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with Joshua Guild. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Andrew Shaffer and Dion Flynn discuss Hope Never Dies. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Jo Piazza presents Charlotte Likes to Win along with Laura Brounstein, Christina Reynolds, Lauren Baer, and Tish James. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leslie Jamison and Meghan Daum join the Books Beneath the Bridge series. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/24: Saretta Morgan presents Feeling Upon Arrival from Ugly Duckling Presse along with readings from Chia-Lun Chang, Vi Khi Nao, Meg Onil, and Natalie Diaz. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Dolan Morgan, Libby Flores, Andrea Kleine, John Manuel Arias, and Anne-E Wood join the H.I.P. Lit Summer Series. Nowadays, 7 p.m., free.

Aisha Mirza, Ayqa Khan, Akil Kumarasamy, Mimi Mondal, Chaya Babu, Nadia Misir, Annesha Sengupta, Aditi Natasha Kini, and Thahitun Mariam join the Final Fantasy reading series. Friends + Lovers, 7 p.m., $7 suggested.

Didier Pourquery and Lucinda Karter discuss Agathe’s Summer, a memoir. Albertine Books, 6 p.m., free.

Nina Collins presents What Would Virginia Woolf Do? with Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Laura June presents Now My Heart Is Full, a memoir, in conversation with Katie Notopoulos. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Glen David Gold presents his memoir I Will Be Complete and talks with Lev Grossman. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Audrey Murray and Andrea Jones-Rooy discuss Open Mic Night in Moscow. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Derek Milman presents Scream All Night and talks with Lindsay Champion. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Diana Arterian, Amy Lawless, and Paul Legault read poetry. CODEX, 7 p.m., free.

Lynne Tillman presents Men and Apparitions and talks with Andrew Durbin, author of MacArthur Park. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/25: Aimee Molloy presents The Perfect Mother and Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke present Girls’ Night Out, along with Brenda Janowitz. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Edmund White talks with Michael Carroll about The Unpublished Vice. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Paul Tremblay talks with Laird Barron, Nadia Bulkin, Livia Llewellyn, and John Langan about The Cabin at The End of the World. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/26: John Lingan presents Homeplace. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Carola Lovering and Susie Orman Schnall discuss Tell Me Lies and The Subway Girls. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Min Jin Lee joins Hannah Tinti and One Story Magazine to discuss Pachinko, a recent Jeopardy answer. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Alexia Arthurs presents How to Love a Jamaican and talks with Glory Edim, of Well-Read Black Girl. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Karen Bender, Elizabeth Cohen, Carolyn Ferrell, Dionne Ford, Daisy Fried, Mary Gaitskill, Matthew Olzmann, Hillary Jordan, Paul Lisicky, Alissa Quart, Dana Sachs , Robert Anthony Siegel, Joan Silber, and Peter Trachtenberg join Scoundrel Time. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Lexi Freiman and Emma Cline discuss Inappropriation. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 7/27: Jeremiah Moss discusses Vanishing New York with Jason Diamond. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.


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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 →