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'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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →