Notable NYC: 6/1–6/7

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Saturday 6/1: Joseph Cassara, Patrick Nathan, and Joseph Osmundson celebrate The House of Impossible Beauties. BookCulture – 112th, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/2: Laura Catherine Brown, Rebecca Donner, Melissa Duclos, Angela Mitchell, Katie Rogin, and Jenn Stroud Rossman read with Why There Are Words. Bowery Poetry Club, 6 p.m., $8.

Monday 6/3: Mary Beth Keane presents Ask Again, Yes, and talks with J. Courtney Sullivan. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tim Murphy and Yasir Dhannoon discuss Correspondents. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Jim DeRogatis presents Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Belle Boggs, Jessica Francis King, and Kathryn Davis tackle the question of when they knew when to begin. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Sarah Gailey presents Magic for Liars and talks with V.E. Schwab. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/4: Ocean Vuong talks with Alexander Chee discuss On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Gilbert presents City of Girls. St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church, 7 p.m., free.

Gary Shteyngart presents Lake Success with Maeve Higgins. Murmrr, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Kit Frick presents All Eyes on Us. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Pam Grossman is in conversation with Dorothea Lasky, Kristen J. Sollée, and Mya Spalter to celebrate Waking the Witch. McNally Jackson – Willimasburg, 7 p.m., free.

Susan Richards Shreve, Mary Morris, and Christina Baker Kline celebrate More News Tomorrow. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Hayden Saunier, Sarah Wetzel, Gary J. Whitehead, and Michael T. Young join the Bryant Park reading room series. Bryant Park, 7 p.m., free.

Nicole Dennis-Benn presents Patsy and talks with Tracy K. Smith. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/5: Amanda Montell presents Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language and talks with Camille Perri. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

De’Shawn Charles Winslow presents In West Mills. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Jamil Jan Kochai presents 99 Nights in Logar with Karan Mahajan. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Myla Goldberg and Hannah Tinti discuss Feast Your Eyes. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Foulds and John Wray discuss Dream Sequence. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Ocean Vuong presents On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous with Jacqueline Woodson. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 6/6: Brian Selznick and Karen Karbiener present Walt Whitman’s Live Oak, with Moss. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Adam Ehrlich and Camille Bromley discuss The Organs of Sense. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Lucy Ives talks with Sam Lipsyte about Loudermilk. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Anselm Berrigan and Edmund Berrigan join City Lights Spotlight Poetry Series for an evening of poetry. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

James Lasdun presents Afternoon of a Faun. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Philippe Petit and Paul Auster discuss On the High Wire. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

De’Shawn Charles Winslow talks with Helen Phillips about In West Mills. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 6/7: Alix Ohlin and Jennifer Gilmore discuss Dual Citizens. 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 →