Notable NYC: 9/1–9/7


Tuesday 9/4: Albert Samaha, Chris Legree, and moderator Heben Nigatu discuss Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nova Ren Suma and Melissa Albert discuss A Room Away from the Wolves. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Danny Goldberg presents In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Kubica presents When the Lights Go Out. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Nathan Englander presents Dinner at the Center of the Earth. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Jane Mount, Nicole Caputo, Rachel Fershleiser, and Jason Polan discuss Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/5: Lisa Brennan-Jobs discusses Small Fry with Phillip Lopate. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p..m, free.

KrisAnne Madaus, John Findura, Madeline Long, and Karolena Theresa join the Same Page reading series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Omar Berrada, Emma Ramadan, and Anna Della Subin discuss The Hospital and The Shutters, works in translation by Ahmed Bouanani . McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Gary Shteyngart presents Lake Success and talks with Angela Ledgerwood. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $30.

Courtney Summers presents Sadie. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Astra Taylor, Dale Markowitz, Gaia Scagnetti, Colin Muller, and Devin Kennedy celebrate Failure, Issue 5 of Logic. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Bonnie Chau presents All Roads Lead to Blood. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/6: Catherine Lacey talks with Alexander Chee about Certain American States. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

francine j. harris, Phillip B. Williams, and Iain Haley Pollock celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Alice James Books. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Ramadan talks with Alexandra Kleeman about Pretty Things. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Courtney Summers, Cristina Arreola, Kara Thomas, and Tiffany D. Jackson discuss Sadie. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30p.m., $5.

Randy Kennedy presents his novel Presidio. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Ada Limón discusses The Carrying with Dawn Lundy. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 9/7: Sarah Perry presents After the Eclipse. McNally Jackson – Brooklyn, 7 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 →