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 author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →