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 is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →