Notable NYC: 9/22–9/28

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Saturday 9/22: Boog City 12 Arts Festival. Unnameable Books, 1:30 p.m.–8 p.m., $5 suggested.

Sarah E. Brook’s Viewfinding serves as the backdrop for poetry readings. Riverside Park, 2 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/23: Jenny Xie, Nicole Haroutunian, Elaine Chou, Emily James, and Karisma Price join host Alisson Wood for the Pigeon Pages reading series, in support of RAICES. Powerhouse Arena, 5 p.m., free.

Boog City 12 Arts Festival. Sidewalk Cafe Ave A, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., $5 suggested.

Sergio de la Pava, Nicola Maybe Goldberg, Tania Pabon, Andy Powell, Michael Lee Bible, and Michelle Lyn King join the Dead Rabbits reading series and support RAICES. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 9/24: Boog City 12 Arts Festival. Unnameable Books, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., $5 suggested.

Darnell L. Moore talks with Brian Vines about No Ashes in the Fire. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jodi Angel, Lesley Nneka Arimah, and Alexandra Kleeman join PEN America and Catapult for Best Debut Short Stories 2018. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

David Lehman and Major Jackson join KGB’s Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Genevieve Hudson presents story collection Pretend We Live Here along with T Kira Madden, Alisson Wood, and others. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/25: Boog City 12 Arts Festival. Sidewalk Cafe Ave A, 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., $5 suggested.

Hamja Ahsan and Aviva Stahl discuss Shy Radicals. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.

Anne Donahue and Gabrielle Paiella discuss Nobody Cares. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Elliot Ackerman presents Waiting for Eden and Lea Carpenter presents Red White Blue. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ben Fountain and Malcolm Gladwell discuss Beautiful Country Burn Again. St. Francis College, 7 p.m., $30.

Asiya Wadud talks with Celina Su about Crosslight for Youngbird. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

William Powers presents Dispatches from the Sweet Life. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

David Auerbach and Marco Roth discuss Bitwise. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/26: Sy Montgomery presents How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals, with Eliot Schrefer. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Khaholi Bailey, Alibi Jones, Monica Lewis, Carly Joy Miller, and Karisma Price join Flapperhouse for reading 25. Pacific Standard, 7 p.m., free.

June Eric-Udorie, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Mariya Karimjee, Charlotte Shane, and Gabrielle Bellot host a panel: Can We All be Feminists? Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Neal Bascomb presents The Escape Artists. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Olga Tokarczuk presents Flights with Hermione Hoby and Jennifer Croft. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Karl Ove Knausgaard and Maggie Nelson join the Murmrr Lit series. Murmrr, 7 p.m., $25.

Sisonke Msimang presents Always Another Country. BookCulture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Tanya Marquardt and Wei Tchou discuss Stray: Memoir of a Runaway. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Brian Dillon presents Essayism. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Scott Hess, Amy Remland, Michael Wold, Colin O’Brien, Bill Keys, and Erwin de Leon along with musicians Charlie Rauh, Lyndsey Anderson, and Ben Lewis join Lyrics, Lit & Liquor. 2A, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julie Buntin, Tyle Wetherall, and Susan Buttenwieser join the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/27: Deborah Eisenberg presents Your Duck Is My Duck. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Kat Gardiner, Roberta Allen, and others read microfiction. Warby Parker – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

KC Trommer, Sam J. Miller, Nancy Hightower, Edwin Torres, and Herman Beavers along with editors Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin celebrate the launch of Who Will Speak for America?. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Edward S. Casey discusses The World on Edge with Wayne Proudfoot. BookCulture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Marcus talks with Rivka Galchen about Notes from the Fog. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leah Umansky, Beth Dufford, Nathan McClain, and Ben Purkert celebrate Umansky’s poetry collection The Barbarous Century. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Sam Munson presents Dog Symphony and talks with Jacob Siegel of Tablet Magazine. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

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

Alice Mattison talks with Rebecca Chace discuss Conscience. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Eugene Thacker and Leila Taylor celebrate the launch of Infinite Resignation. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Meg Wolitzer talks with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/28: Cecilia Vicuña and translators Rosa Alcalá, Eliot Weinberger, Christopher Leland Winks, James O’Hern, and Anne Twitty read and discuss New and Selected Poems. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Maris Kreizman, Danielle Lazarin, and Idra Novey celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Little Women. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →