Notable NYC: 8/25–8/31


Sunday 8/26: Rae Delbianco, Nathan McClain, Alcy Leyva, Kathryn Bockino, and Christine Quattro joins the Pigeon Pages reading series with host Alisson Wood. Powerhouse Arena, 5 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/30: Deborah Baker and Kanishk Tharoor discuss The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dawn Raffel and Cheryl Pearl Sucher discuss The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Charlene Carruthers presents Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Friday 8/31: Sara Batkie presents Better Times and talks with Marie-Helene Bertino. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kate Gavino presents Sanpaku. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.


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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 More from this author →