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 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 →