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'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 More from this author →