Notable NYC: 7/28–8/3

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Saturday 7/28: 8th Annual New York City Poetry Festival: Day One. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m.–7 p.m., free.

Sunday 7/29: 8th Annual New York City Poetry Festival: Day Two. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., free.

Monday 7/30: Tamiko Beyer, Kimiko Hahn, Joseph O. Legaspi, and Bushra Rehman join the New York Writers Coalition to celebrate the Kundiman community. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Patsy Tarr talks with Abbott Miller about Dance Ink. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Ottessa Moshfegh presents My Year of Rest and Relaxation. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Brian Catling discusses The Cloven with Tobias Carroll. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sloane Crosley and Franchesca Ramsey join the Beneath the Bridge reading series. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Edgar Cantero presents This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30, $5.

Tom Pearson presents The Sandpiper’s Spell. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Gilmore talks with Adele Griffin about If Only. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/31: Amitava Kumar presents Immigrant, Montana with Jennifer Egan. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ottessa Moshfegh presents My Year of Rest and Relaxation. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Kara Thomas presents The Cheerleaders and talks with Karen McManus. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Leah Franqui presents America for Beginners and talks with Izzy Grinspan. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Miriam Parker celebrates the launch of The Shortest Way Home with Beth Parker. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Harry Potter trivia night celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the book. WORD – Jersey City, 6 p.m., $5.

Wednesday 8/1: Chloe Garcia Roberts and Lucas Klein celebrate Li Shangyin, the foremost poet of the Tang dynasty. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Miriam Parker talks with Rachel Fershleiser about The Shortest Way Home. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Janet Dewart Bell discusses Lighting the Fires of Freedom. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/2: Lisa Locascio talks with Darcey Steinke about Open Me. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Maria Dahvana Headley talks with Isaac Fitzgerald about The Mere Wife. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Angelica Baker presents Our Little Racket along with Daniel Riley, Georgia Clark, and sponsor Warby Parker. Warby Parker – Bergen Street, 7 p.m., free.

Aby Kaupang and Matthew Cooperman present NOS (disorder, not otherwise specified) from Futurepoem along with readings from Jena Osman and Stacy Szymaszek. Unnameable Books, 6 p.m., free.

Friday 8/3: Isaac Shapiro presents Edokko. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Stacy Szymaszek presents A Year From Today with Rami Karim and Erica Hunt. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave., 7 p.m., free.

Henning Bergsvåg, Rune F. Hjemås, Hilde Susan Jaegtnes, Mathias R. Samuelsen, and Morten Langeland celebrate Norwegian poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →