Notable NYC: 8/18–8/24


Monday 8/20: Rebecca Kane, Hannah Hartmann, Thomas Mauro, and JC Hopkins join the cold read series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/21: Blair Hurley, Swati Khurana, Rachel Lyon, Simona Blat, and J.T. Price join the H.I.P. Lit summer series. Nowadays, 7 p.m., free.

Sam Anderson and Mark Singer presents Boom TownMcNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Gerard Farrell presents The Last Thunk. BookCulture – LIC, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Gavino presents Sanpaku and discusses it with Adrian Shirk. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/22: Stephen Markley presents Ohio and talks with Fatima Farheen Mirza. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kim Brooks and Sarah Hepola discuss Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Mara Altman presents Gross Anatomy. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Thursday 8/23: Kate Walbert presents His Favorites and talks about it with Joan Silber. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Heather Cleary, Allison Markin Powell, Alta Price, Julia Sanches, Jeremy Tiang, Marshall Yarborough, and Jeffrey Zuckerman celebrate Women in Translation Month. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel B. Glaser, Gemma Sieff, and Edward Dzialo celebrate Assignment Issue 4. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →