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'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 →