Notable NYC: 7/21–7/27

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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Edmund White talks with Michael Carroll about The Unpublished Vice.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 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 Joyland Magazine, The Billfold, Fiction Advocate, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog, and io9. 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 →