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'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 →