Notable NYC: 7/6–7/12

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Monday 7/8: Helen Phillips, Tyrese Coleman, Kathleen Alcott, Nick Mancusi, Lisa Marie Basile, and Allison Yarrow join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

William Dameron presents The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing, & Coming Out and talks with Garrard Conley. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Alison Gaylin (Never Look Back) and Alafair Burke (The Better Sister) discuss family secrets and misunderstood women. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Aleksandar Hemon presents My Parents and This Does Not Belong to You. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/9: Elizabeth Eulberg presents Past Perfect Life. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

L. D. Green, Ramon(a) Rio, Leah Harris, and Kelechi Ubozoh discuss We’ve Been Too Patient. McNally Jackon – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Archer presents The Plus One. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Justin Kuritzkes presents Famous People with Doreen St. Felix. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Maureen Callahan talks with Sarah Weinman about American Predator. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Helen Phillips and Rumaan Alam discuss The Need. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/10: Andrew Martin presents Early Work in discussion with Matt Gallagher. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Marcelle Clements, Eric Karpeles, Andre Aciman, and Caroline Weber throw a Proust Party. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Panek talks with Corey S. Powell about The Trouble with Gravity. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Andrea Dunlop presents We Came Here to Forget. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Amanda Lee Koe talks with Susan Bernofsky about Delayed Rays of a Star. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/11: Lydia Lunch presents So Real It Hurts. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Arthur Holland Michel and Jason Koebler discuss Eyes in the Sky. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Helen Phillips presents The Need and talks with Darcey Steinke. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Massoud Hayoun, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, and E. Tammy Kim discuss When We Were Arabs. McNally Jackson – Wiliamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Madeleine Henry presents Breathe In, Cash Out. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Marcy Dermansky presents Very Nice and talks with Emma Straub. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 7/12: American Chordata celebrates issue 9. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p..m, free.

Harlan Coben and John Sandford discuss Run Away. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

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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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →