Notable NYC: 8/11–8/17

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Saturday 8/11: Ricardo Thomas Manuel Hernandez, Sahfina Ahmed, Clint Margrave, Joanna C. Valente, and Tony Gloeggler celebrate Words Are Magic. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 8/13: Dawn Raffel, Alexia Arthurs, Michael Bible, Henry Stewart, Ariel Lewiton, and Josiah Akhtab join the Franklin Park Reading series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Georgia Clark, Naima Coster, Carola Lovering, and Camille Perri join moderator Elena Nicolaou for Bad Women, a panel on writing. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Meghann Plunkett, Brionne Janae, Amanda Hudson, Stephanie Valente, Dylan Angell, Olivia Luisa Mardwig, and Victoria Vick join the Poetry 99 series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Cohen talks with Rachel Rosenfelt about Attention: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Kara Richardson Whitely discusses The Weight of Being: How I Satisfied My Hunger for Happiness. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Schulman, Vikki Warner, and Ivelisse Rodriguez join Books Beneath the Bridge. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Michelle Campbell and Rea Frey discuss She Was the Quiet One and Not Her Daughter with Jamie Blynn. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/14: Kit Frick talks with Kara Thomas about See All the Stars. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jeanne McCulloch presents All Happy Families and talks with Meg Wolitzer. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jason Koo, Camonghe Felix, Christina Gayton, and Jasmine Reid join the Soul Sister Revue. Gallery at LPR, 7 p.m., one drink minimum.

Wednesday 8/15: Evan Narcisse presents Rise of the Black Panther Vol. 1 and talks with Chris Jackson. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ian MacAllen, Alizah Rose Salario, Brad Wetherell, and James Yeh join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Talia Baiocchi, Jon Bonné, Megan Krigbaum, Brad Thomas Parson, and Robert Simonson present magical cocktails. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Denise Jarrott, Alibi Jones, Rax King, George Kovalenko, and Kwame Opoku-Duku join Flapperhouse for a night of readings and performance. Pacific Standard, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/16: Katrina Dodson, Allison Markin Powell, Tim Mohr, and Jenny Wang Medina celebrate women in translation. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Maeve Higgins discusses Maeve in America with Phoebe Robinson. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julie Schumacher and Isaac Butler discuss The Shakespeare Requirement. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/17: Nausheen Eusuf, John Yau, and Jiwon Choi read 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 →