Notable NYC: 7/27–8/3


Sunday 7/28: John Yau presents Two Heads Are Better Than One, A Talk. Wendy’s Subway, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 7/29: Willie Perdomo, Jenny Xie, Franny Choi, and host Angel Nafis join the Greenlight Poetry Salon for Books Beneath the Bridge. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Kristin Rockaway and Brenda Janowitz discuss How to Hack a Heartbreak. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/30: Emily Nussbaum talks with Willa Paskin about I Like to Watch. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Fiona Davis presents The Chelsea Girls. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

J. Ryan Stradal presents The Lager Queen of Minnesota with Rumpus Editor-in-Chief, Marisa Siegel. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Wednesday 7/31: Steve Schapiro and Rich Blint discuss James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Julia Phillips talks with Robin Desser about how to make a great book. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Arvin Ahmadi, Kacen Callender, Camryn Garrett, and Mark Oshiro celebrate Qmmunity in Publishing. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/1: Joanne Ramos presents The Farm and Rachel Lyon presents Self-Portrait with Boy for a Princeton alumni reading. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

R. O. Kwon and Mira Jacob discuss The Incendiaries. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Samuels, Brenda Ijima, Murat Nemet, Purvi Shah, and Charles Alexander read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Lyz Lenz presents God Land, her examination of faith and politics, and talks about it with Jia Tolentino. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 8/2: Linda Hirshman presents Reckoning, an examination of the struggle leading up to the #MeToo movement, and talks with Irin Carmon. 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 (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 →