Notable NYC: 7/7–7/13

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Monday 7/9: Alissa Nutting, Rumaan Alam, Jamel Brinkley, Julia Dixon Evans, and Malcolm Boyd join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Alam’s That Kind of Mother confronts issues of white privilege and adoption overlaying motherhood. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Chelsea Hodson reads from her essay collection Tonight I’m Someone Else and Julie Buntin reads from Marlena, her debut novel now out in paperback. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Jeff Giles presents The Brink of Darkness. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Caitlin Moran presents How to Be Famous. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Abriana Jette, Krian Bath, Bryan Martinez, Spagnuolo Peter, Trace DePass, Lauren Miller, Leah Sophia Dworkin, and host JC Hopkins join the Poetry 99 series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/10: Ian MacAllen, Catherine Carberry, Simeon Marsalis, Kris Waldherr, and Mychal Denzel Smith join the H.I.P. Lit summer series. Denzel Smith is the author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching. Nowadays, 7 p.m., free.

Eleanor Kriseman presents The Blurry Years and talks with Julie Buntin, author of Marlena. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amy Fusselman talks with Annie-B Parson about Idiophone. McNally Jackson – SoHo.

Glynnis MacNicol presents No One Tells You This and talks with Aminatou Sow. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Dan Kaufman talks about The Fall of Wisconsin with George Packer. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Cristina Alger presents The Banker’s Wife. B&N – 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Caoilinn Hughes presents The Orchid and the Wasp and talks with Alissa Nutting and Dean Bakopoulos. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chelsea Hodson, Allie Rowbottom, and Amanda Stern join the LIC reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/11: Glynnis MacNicol and Anna Holmes discuss No One Tells You This, MacNicol’s memoir about coming to terms with expectations. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ana Febrega, Patrik Sandberg, Joselia Hughes, Robert Fitterman, and Monica McClure read poetry. The Strand, 7 p.m., $10.

Kayo Chingonyi, R.A. Villanueva, Aria Aber, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nancy Rommelmann presents To the Bridge: a True Story of Motherhood and Murder. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Paul Greenberg presents The Omega Principle. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Onnesha Roychoudhuri presents The Marginalized Majority and talks with Jessica Valenti. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Hannah Orenstein and Georgia Clark present Playing with Matches and The Bucket List. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Kem Joy Ukwu, Nick Murray, Demetri Raftopoulos, and Omotara James joins the Same Page Reading series. KGB Red Room, 7 p.m., 2 drinks.

Thursday 7/12: Samantha Hunt presents The Seas. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amanda Stern presents Little Panic. B&N – 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Andrea Kleine presents Eden, and talks with Rebecca Wolff. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Andrew Martin talks with Christine Smallwood about Early Work. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Ruby Lal presents Empress: The Astounding Reign of Nur Johan and talks with Somini Sengupta. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Gynnis MacNicol again reads No One Tells You This with Heidi N. Moore. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 7/13: Mark Anderson and Ralph Heibutzki present We Are the Clash. WORD Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., free.

Alexandra Mattraw, Alan Felsenthal, and John Keene join the Cultural Society for a night of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 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 Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. 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 →