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 is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →