Notable NYC: 8/3–8/9

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Monday 8/5: Marcy Dermansky presents Very Nice and Julia Phillips presents Disappearing Earth. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jia Tolentino presents Trick Mirror with Doreen St. Félix. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Oyinkan Braithwaite presents My Sister, the Serial Killer and talks with Bridgett M. Davis. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/6: Larissa Kyzer, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Catherine Maigret Kellogg, Elina Alter, Jacqui Cornetta, and Kira Josefsson celebrate women in translation. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Shane Jones presents Vincent and Alice and Alice. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jess Row, John Keene, and Fiona McCrae discuss White Flights. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/7: Adam O’Fallon and J. Robert Lennon discuss The Hotel Neversink. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Katie Henry presents Let’s Call it a Doomsday. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Russo talks with Eddie Joyce about Chances Are. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Keah Brown presents The Pretty One with Ashley C. Ford. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 8/8: Elissa Altman discusses Motherland with Julie Klam. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Hannah Orenstein talks with Cristina Arreola about Love at First Like. Books are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Naomi Foyle and Dolores Hayden join Red Hen Press for an evening of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 →