Notable NYC: 9/14–9/20


Saturday 9/14: Oliver Baez Bendorf and Brian Teare discuss Advantages of Being Evergreen. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/15: E.J. Evans, Julia Knobloch, and Lee Herrick join Brooklyn Poets reading series. BASIK, 3:30 p.m., free.

Monday 9/16: Maya Philips, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Nathan McClain, and Jeanann Verlee celebrate Phillips’s Erou. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Natalia Ginzburg presents Happiness, as Such. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free

Petina Gappah and Eric Simonoff discuss Out of Darkness, Shining Light for Author/Agent. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Ed Madden and Greg Brownderville join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Eugene McCarraher, Peter Mommsen, and others celebrate Plough Quarterly. KGB Red Room, 6 p.m., free.

Renato Rosaldo discusses The Chasers with Alyshia Gálvez and Gustavo Aguilar. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Emma Donoghue presents Akin. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Boštjan Videmšek, Leonora Flis, and Miriam Drev discuss Literary Reportage: Dispatches from the Frontline. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Monique Truong presents The Sweetest Fruits with Will Schwalbe. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Jennifer Pastiloff, Jesse Bernard, and Krys Malcolm Belc join host Lilly Dancyger for the return of the Memoir Monday reading series. Sign up here for a weekly run down of the best nonfiction writing from The Rumpus, Catapult, Longreads, Tin House, Guernica, Narratively, and Granta. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/17: Madeline Stevens, Hala Alyan, S. Erin Batiste, and Aimee Herman join H.I.P. Lit, Franklin Park Reading Series, and Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon for a celebration of Radical Women Writers. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Andrew Lloyd-Jones presents Suzanne Dottino, Rachel Lyon, Raquel Penzo, and Katie Rainey for How Not to Runa Reading Series, a reading series. KGB Red Room, 7 p.m., two drinks.

James Verini presents They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, and talks with George Packer. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jim Tilley, Thuy Da Lam, and Johanna Stoberock celebrate Red Hen Press. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Priyamvada Gopal and Dina Siddiqi discuss Insurgent Empire. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Arthur Koestler presents Darkness at Noon with Philip Boehm. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Attica Locke and Megan Abbott discuss Heaven, My Home. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mira Jacob, Courtney Maum, and Beowulf Sheehan join the LIC Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/18: Sarah Beth Durst and Sarah Pinsker join the Fantastic Fiction. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Raina Telgemeir presents Guts and talks with Jerry Craft. BRIC, 6:30 p.m., $20.

Yuko Otomo presents Anonymous Landscape with Basil King, Martha King, and John Godfrey, plus a musical interlude from clarinetist Charles Waters. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tara McDowell and Andrew Weiner celebrate The Householders. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Nick Flynn presents I Will Destroy You. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jeremy Tiang, Julia Sanches, Allison Markin Powell, Alex Zucker, and Sean Gasper Bye celebrate Women in Translation. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Dan Kois presents How to be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kelly Tsai, James Anderson, Melissa Grunow, Tyler Barton, and Joanne Ramos join the Ditmas Lit series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Catherine Chen, Ariel Francisco, Shane Hinton, Lucas De Lima, Rachel McKibbens, Nadia Owusu, and De’Shawn Charles Winslow join Apogee Journal, Burrow Press, and The Rumpus for All Lit Up. Nowadays, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/19: Tom Campanella presents Brooklyn: The Once and Future City and talks with Phillip Lopate. Greenlight – Prospect Lefferts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kevin Barry and Paul Muldoon have a conversation. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Susan Steinberg and Sam Lipsyte discuss Machine. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Mona Awad, Helen Phillips, and Beth Mayer join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Reading Candy Store, 7 p.m, free.

Goldie Goldbloom and Cheryl Pearl Sucher presents On Division. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Allison Amend, Brenda Copeland, and Joelle Delbourgo present the Pitch Wars. Learn how to perfect your elevator pitch. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Meg Wolitzer, Amit Chaudhuri, Deborah Eisenberg, Francine Prose, and DJ Tim Mohr celebrate twenty years of the NYRB Classics. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Andrea Alton, Marissa Quenqua, and Ed Valentine join the Drunken Careening Writers Series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Ada Limón and Rachel Zucker read poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Amanda Galvan Huynh, Cornelia Barber, and Catherine Chen read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Jericho Brown and Tina Chang read poetry. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 9/20: A Public Space, A Public Space Books, Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, BOMB Magazine, Enchanted Lion, Ig Publishing, Melville House, Nightboat, One Story, Operating System, powerHouse Books, Radix Media, Song Cave, Turtle Point Press, and Ugly Duckling Presse celebrate the annual Brooklyn Indie Party. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Patti Smith and Karolina Waclawiak join the One Book, One New York initiative. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Novuyo Tshuma and Namwali Serpell talk with Sharon Marcus about House of Stone and The Old Drift. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Mike Isaac and Jia Tolentino discuss The Cult of the Founder: Inside a Silicon Valley Meltdown. Judson Memorial Church, 7 p.m., $10.

Mia Kang, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Jihyun Yun, and Shamar Hill celebrate Muse/A Journal. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Sophie Malleret, Bevil Townsend, Darren Black, Sandra Beasley, and E. Tracy Grinnell join the Boog City 13 Arts Festival. Unnameable Books, 6 p.m., free.

Jeffrey Pethbridge, Janice Lowe, and Namaroon join the Poetry Project reading series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Maria Tumarkin presents Axiomatic with Rebecca Godfrey. Community Bookstore, 7 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 →