Notable NYC: 8/10–8/16


Monday 8/12: Angie Cruz, Xuan Juliana Wang, Julia Philips, Leland Cheuk, and Annabel Graham join the Franklin Park Reading Series.

Damion Searls joins the Books Beneath the Bridge reading series along with mystery guests. Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free.

Wendy Chin-Tanner, Timothy Donnelly, and Allison Deanna Carter along with host Emma Ginader, celebrate the Perseid Meteor Shower with poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Elaine Smith presents Marilou Is Everywhere and talks with Tony Tulathimutte. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/13: Emily Guendelsberger presents On the Clock with Jessica Bruder. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Madeline Stevens presents Devotion with Lillith Assaidi. Books are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Carrie Goldberg presents Nobody’s Victim. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Colson Whitehead presents The Nickel Boys. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Zahra Hankir presents Our Women on the Ground. The Strand – 2nd Floor, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Long Litt Woon presents The Way Through the Woods. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Ibram X. Kendi presents How to Be an Antiracist, in conversation with Shaun King. Congregation Beth Elohim, 7:30 p.m., $32.

Wednesday 8/14: Jess Row presents White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination, in conversation with Yahdon Israel. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Audrey Olivero, Simon Jacobs, Rax King, and Meher Manda join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterdlands, 8 p.m., free.

Hannah Orenstein presents Love at First Like. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Sady Doyle talks with Talia Lavin about Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/15: Rick Moody discusses The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony with Amy Hempel. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

T.A. Stanley hosts the Feral Voices reading series. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Lacour presents Vivisectionary. Book Culture – LIC, 6 p.m., free.

Patrice Nganang presents When the Plums Are Ripe. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Chris L. Terry presents Black Card, and talks with Rob Fields. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 8/16: Carrie Goldberg presents Nobody’s Victim and talks with Christina Lagorio-Chafkin. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.


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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 More from this author →