Notable NYC: 8/24–8/30


Saturday 8/24: Steve Anwyll, Jean Frazier, Mina Hamedi, Noah LeBien, Charlie Markbreiter, Chris Molnar, and Etan Nechin read in the fourth and final iteration of Unpublishable. Event will include a free chapbook of pieces read as a program. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 8/26: Phillip B. Williams, Melissa Christine Goodrum, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Omotara James, and Marina Carreira join the Soul Sister Revue. Hosted by Shafina Ahmed. Von Bar, 7 p.m., one drink.

Tuesday 8/27: Amy Waldman presents A Door in the Earth. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Caleb Crain presents Overthrow and talks with Jana Prikryl, Leon Neyfakh, Christine Smallwood, and Dan Smith. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Bryan Walsh presents End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World with Steve LeVine. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Lutz presents The Swallows. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Rawi Hage and Madeleine Thien discuss Beirut Hellfire Society. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/28: Julie Orringer and Cheryl Pearl Sucher discuss The Flight Portfolio. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Luke Jerod Kummer and Nellie Hermann discuss The Blue Period. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Nell Painter presents Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 8/29: Tope Folarin presents A Particular Kind of Black Man and talks with Rebecca Carroll. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 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 →