Notable NYC: 6/15–6/21

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Monday 6/17: Victor LaValle, Mahogany L. Browne, Sharma Shields, Joshua Furst, and David Leo Rice join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Alex Espinoza presents Cruising. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Esi Edugyan presents Washington Black and talks Juliet Grames. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Steve Almond talks with Edwin Frank about William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Darcey Steinke presents Flash County Diary with Elissa Schappell. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/18: Heidi Diehl presents Lifelines with Lauren Belski. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julie Orringer talks with Lewis Hyde. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner talks with Emma Straub about Fleishman Is in Trouble. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jonathan M. Hansen presents Young Castro. BookCulture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Bobelian presents Battle for the Marble Palace. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/19: Don Kulick discusses A Death in the Rainforest with Jessica Bruder. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Catherine Chung and Idra Novey discuss The Tenth Muse. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/20: Helon Habila and Lila Azam Zanganeh discuss Travelers. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Fran Wilde, Carlos Hernandez, and Rob Cameron discuss Children Will Hear You: Navigating Emotional Challenging Topics in Middle Grade Fiction. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Robert Gibbons, Kimberly Williams, David Stoelting, Autarchii, Nancy Hoch, Jessica Balter, Hazel Lynch, and Zhenia Nagorny joins the Voices of Lefferts series. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Deborah Shapiro speaks with Carlene Bauer about The Summer Demands. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Arlene Stein presents Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Julia Phillips, T Kira Madden, and Amy Feltman join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/21: Laura Tucker presents All the Greys on Greene Street. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mandy Berman, Terence Degnan, and Irina Reyn join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Adele Greceanu, Andra Rotaru, Svetlana Carstean, and Claudiu Komartin join the Romanian Cultural Institute for Poetry 4×4, a poetic bridge. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →