Notable NYC: 8/17–8/23


Saturday 8/17: Camille Perri and Megan Frampton celebrate Bookstore Romance Day. Books Are Magic, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 8/19: Guernica hosts a literary salon with its editors. KGB Red Room, 7 p.m., free.

Harriet Levin and Olga Livshin are poet companions. McNally Jacson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Marina Blitshteyn and Leyna Marika Papach join the Mama Tried Salon. Mama Tried, 7 p.m., free.

Olivia Gatwood presents Life of the Party. The Bell House, 7:30 p.m., $23.

Tuesday 8/20: Ryan Chapman, Bonnie Harris, Kira Marie McCullough, Mark Sadler, Holly Woodward, Steve Young, and Jessica Richardson join the Liars League. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Rick Moody presents his new memoir, The Long Accomplishment, and talks with Darcey Steinke. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Stephanie Jimenez presents They Could Have Named her Anything and talks with Angie Cruz. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Olivia Gatwood presents The Life of the Party with Mahogany L. Browne. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Susan Straight presents In the Country of Women and Emily Bernard presents Black Is the Body. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/21: James Gregor talks with Grant Ginder about Going Dutch. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Astoria Bookshop celebrates its 6th birthday! They grow up so fast. Astoria Bookshop, all day, free.

Desirée Alvarez and Stefania Heim join hosts Jasmine Respess and Dany Mangrove for a poetry reading. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Bassey Ikpi presents I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying and talks with Melissa Febos. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/22: Sevinç Türkkan, Ann Goldstein, Jenny McPhee, and Inea Bushnaq celebrate women in translation. McNally Jackon – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Cooper Wilhelm and Janelle Greco join the Secret Loft reading series. Secret Loft, 7:30 p.m., $7.

Stephen Kearse presents In the Heat of the Light with Sheldon Pearce. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Mariama J. Lockington presents For Black Girls Like Me. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amanda Goldblatt presents Hard Mouth and talks with Halle Butler. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 8/23: Karen Abbott talks with Susannah Cahalan and Ada Calhoun about The Ghosts of Eden Park. 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 →