Notable NYC: 8/31–9/6

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Tuesday 9/3: Téa Obreht talks with Marie-Helene Bertino about Inland. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mary H.K. Choi presents Permanent Record with Miss Info. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Salman Rushdie launches Quichotte. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $32.50.

Sally Rooney presents Normal People. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/4: Bob Proehl presents The Nobody People and talks with Sam Miller. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nick Laird and Brenda Shaughnessy present Feel Free and The Octopus Museum. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Alexis Aceves Garcia, Daniel Alarcón, Desiree Bailey, Wo Chan, Ariel Francisco, Rigoberto González, Jan-Henry Gray, Ellen Hagan, Terrance Hayes, Marwa Helal, zakia henderson-brown, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Rindon Johnson, Vivian Lee, Joseph Legaspi, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Yesenia Montilla, José Olivarez, RA Villanueva, Javier Zamora, and others join the Poetry Project as Writers for Migrant Justice. The Poetry Project, 6:30 p.m., $10

Mary H.K. Choi presents Permanent Record and talks with Jenna Wortham. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Thursday 9/5: Carlos Andrés Gomez presents Hijito with Patricia Smith, Mahogany L. Browne, Jive Poetic and host Angel Nafis. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amy Hempel and Casey Legler talk with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Donald Nicholson-Smith presents Jean Patrick Manchette’s Nada. Unnameable Books, 6 p.m., free.

The Rally Reading Series kicks off its third season in commemoration of the Attica Riots, presented with PEN America and The Poetry Project. Garrard Conley and Michelle García read their own work and the work of incarcerated poet Eduardo Martinez. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

David Koepp presents Cold Storage with Kevin Bacon. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Duggan and Masha Gessen discuss Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed at the new McNally Jackson South Street Seaport location. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 6:30 p.m., free.

Crystal Hana Kim presents If You Leave Me and Laura van den Berg presents The Third Hotel. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 9/6: Barbara Jenkins talks with Oneika Rachel Phillips as part of the Caribbean Literary Festival. Greenlight – Prospect Lefferts, 12 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Nunez, Von Diaz, Camille Darby, Janice Lawrence-Clarke, Lesley-Ann Brown, and Breanne Mc Ivor celebrate Caribbean literature as part of the Caribbean Literary Festival. Greenlight – Prospect Lefferts, 3 p.m., free.

Kei Miller, Eljon Wardally, Burt Coburn, Roger Bonair Agard, Jeff Dess, Arielle John, Lauren Alleyne, Negus Adeyemi, and Andres Pinas celebrate Caribbean literature as part of the Caribbean Literary Festival. The Center for Fiction, 6 p.m., free.

Etgar Keret presents Fly Already with Elif Batuman. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Eugene Ostashevsky and Brandon Downing read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →