Notable NYC: 8/4–8/10


Saturday 8/4: Red Bloom, a communist collective, presents a selection of readings from Capitalism and Slavery. Unnameable Books, 2 p.m., free.

Sunday 8/5: Elizabeth Palamara, Dana Jaye, and Caitlin Corrigan join the Also Known As reading series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 8/6: Elizabeth Acevedo, Camonghne Felix, and Safia Elhillo join host Angel Nafis for Greenlight Poetry Salon. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Allie Rowbottom discusses JELL-O Girls with Leslie Jamison. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/7: Vanessa Wils joins Red Bloom, a communist collective, to discuss Marx and Moral Philosophy. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

R. O. Kwon discusses The Incendiaries with Alice Sola Kim. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Maggie Lehrman presents The Last Best Story. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Susan Elia MacNeal discusses The Prisoner in the Castle with Stefanie Pintoff. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Roy Scranton presents We’re Doomed. Now What?. BookCulture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Maeve Higgins and Jon Ronson discuss Mauve in America. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 8/8: Laura van den Berg presents The Third Hotel and discusses the book with Julie Buntin. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Katie Henry presents Heretics Anonymous. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Breena Clarke, Janice Eidus, Diana Goetsch, Elizabeth Searle, and Lee Kahrs discuss their teen idols. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Crystal Hana Kim presents If You Leave Me. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

The Barnes & Noble Book Club returns! Join in a discussion of Anne Tyler’s Clock Dance. B&N 82nd Street or B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Ali Levin, Amir Khan, Ann Roisman, and Annie Fulham Sullivan presents a night of story telling and music in support of the Florence Project. Littlefield, 8 p.m., $10.

Thursday 8/9: Georgia Clark presents The Bucket List. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lauren Moseley, Stephanie Rogers, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/10: Yuko Otomo, Steve Dalachinsky, Daniel Owen, Maddie Braun, and Parker Menzimer read poems of work and leisure. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 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 →