Notable NYC: 7/20–7/26


Saturday 7/20: John Domini presents The Color Inside a Melon and Christopher X. Shade presents The Good Mother of Marseille. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 7/22: Jenny Odell presents How to Do Nothing with Aparna Nancherla. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/23: David Wellington and Nicholas Kaufman discuss The Last Astronaut. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Owen Matthews presents Black Sun. Rizzoli, 6 p.m., free.

Jana Prikryl presents No Matter with Dan Chiasson. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Siobhan Adcock presents The Completionist. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m, free.

Jasmine Mans, Ryan Chapman, Jennifer Baker, Leland Cheuk, and Bridgett Davis join the H.I.P. Lit series. Nowadays, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Zambreno presents Screen Tests with Haley Mlotek. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/24: Elvis Alves presents I Am No Battlefield but a Forest of Trees Growing with Keisha-Gaye Anderson, author of Everything Is Necessary. Greenlight Bookstore – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Rothman, Jenny Williamson, Rachel Evans, Aaron Poochigian, and Meher Manda join the Lyrics, Lit, & Liquor series for an Under the Sea event. 2A, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tina Chang, Sarah Gambito, and Tina Cane join Roots: A Reading and Discussion of Family and Poetry. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Irina Reyn presents Mother Country. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Rebecca Godfrey, Melissa Febos, and Jaquira Díaz discuss Mean Girls: A Panel on Adolescent Female Violence. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Laura Lippman and Sarah Weinman discuss Lady in the Lake. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/25: Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino of the podcast The Secret Lives of Black Women talk with Morgan Jerkins. Greenlight Bookstore – Lefferts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rachel Cline and Cheryl Pearl Sucher discuss The Question Authority. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Heather Webb, Hazel Gaynor, and Lauren Willig discuss historical fiction. Shakespeare & Co, 6:30 p.m., free.

Daphne Kalotay and Dana Czapnik discuss Blue Hours. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.


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Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). 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 More from this author →