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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →