Notable NYC: 7/13–7/19

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Monday 7/15: Ruchika Tomar and Melissa Rivero discuss A Prayer for Travelers. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Karen Abbott and Susannah Cahalan join the Beneath the Bridge series. Pier 1 Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Viken Berberian and Karen Green discuss The Structure Is Rotten, Comrade. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Allen Salkin, Aaron Short, Sam Nunberg, Jessica Proud, Surya Yalamanchili, and Dick Morris discuss The Method to the Madness. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Luke Jerod Kummer presents The Blue Period. Rizzoli Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Leah Umansky, Wendy Chin-Tanner, José Olivarez, and Kendra DeColo read poetry. BookCulture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/16: Glynnis MacNicol talks with Dodai Stewart about No One Tells You This. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Peter Orner and Isaac Fitzgerald discuss the art of the short story. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Chuck Klosterman presents Raised in Captivity. Saint Vitus, 7 p.m., $30.

Alexander Tilney presents The Expectations and talks with Jennifer Egan. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Marcy Dermansky presents Very Nice and talks about the novel with Cheryl Pearl Sucher. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/17: Pablo Medina and Joan Silber discuss The Cuban Comedy. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen Williams presents Blockchain. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7p.m., free.

Nicole Callihan, Jaime Fountaine, and Tomas Moniz celebrate the release of their novellas with Mason Jar Press, and talk with Chris Gonzalez, fiction editor of Barrelhouse. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Jennifer Block presents Everything Below the Waist: Why Healthcare Needs a Feminist Revolution with Elisa Albert. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Andrew Shaffer presents Hope Rides Again. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Marco Maisto, Edmund Berrigan, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Liebert talks with Sami Fishbein about Pretty Revenge. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Talia Bloch, Heidi Diehl, Melissa Mesku, and Julia Phillips join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Amanda Lee Koe presents her novel Delayed Rays of a Star and talks with Ben Metcalf. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/18: CJ Hauser and Nadja Speigelman discuss Family of Origin. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Marie Brissett, Bethany C Morrow, Rebecca Romney, and Eliza Cushman Rose join the Native Tongue Panel with Suzette Haden Elgin. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Meghan Dowling presents A Catalogue of Small Pains. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Lisa Marie Basile, Leonora Desar, Chelsea Fonden, Christopher Gonzalez, Janelle Greco, and Sonia Alejandra Rodriguez join Hot Flash: An Eclipsed Summer Reading featuring steamy fiction and poetry. Cantina Cumbancha, 7 p.m., free.

Iliana Regan presents Burn the Place. Rizzoli Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Margaret Renkl presents Late Migrations. BookCulture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Courtney Maum presents Costalegre and talks with Marie-Helene Bertino. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Friday 7/19: Asma T. Uddin talks with Khalid Latif about When Islam Is Not a Religion. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

John Domini presents The Color Inside a Melon with Christopher X. Shade. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Isha Sesay presents Beneath the Tamarind Tree with Sunny Hostin. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Marianna Nash, Katie Willingham, Ashley P. Taylor, and Jordan E. Franklin join the Renegade Reading Series. Cafe Con Libros, 7 p.m., free.

Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Jaquira Diaz, Bassey Ikpi, and Tiphanie Yanique join the Kweli International Literary Festival. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 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 →