Notable NYC: 8/4–8/10

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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 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 →