Notable NYC: 9/21–9/27


Saturday 9/21: Mona Awad, Nick Mancusi, Mike Sacks, Katrina Dodson, and Brittany Allen celebrate the latest issue of McSweeney’s. Books Are Magic, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/22: Don‘t miss the 2019 Brooklyn Book Festival! Be sure to visit The Rumpus at booth #222 to say hi to Rumpus editors IRL—and snag your favorite Rumpus merch!

Monday 9/23: Lauren Duca presents How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/24: Ta-Nehisi Coates presents The Water Dancer with Nikole Hannah-Jones. Kings Theatre, 8 p.m., $45.

N.K. Jemisin and Ijeoma Oluo present How Long ‘til Black Future Month? and So You Want to Talk About Race. BAM Rose Cinema, 7 p.m., $20.

Ed Morales presents Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Rainbow Rowell presents Wayward Son with Mary H.K. Choi. 119 Pierrepont Street, 7 p.m., $24.95.

S.A. Chakraborty presents The Kingdom of Copper. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Annalee Newitz presents The Future of Another Timeline with Lux Alptraum. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Leslie Jamison presents Make it Scream, Make it Burn with Meghan O’Rourke. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/25: Margot H. Knight, Sarah M. Broom, and Sigrid Nunez join the Djerassi Salon. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Eileen Myles presents Evolution. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Laura Prescott presents The Secrets We Kept with Paul Lisicky. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Fariha Róisín discusses How to Cure a Ghost with Jenna Wortham. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Billy Bragg presents The Three Dimensions of Freedom and talks with Amy Goodman. Brooklyn Public Library, 7:30 p.m., free with RSVP.

Ambai presents A Kitchen in the Corner of the House with Ru Freeman. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Jackson Bird presents Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir). McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Anne Boyer presents The Undying, in conversation with Natasha Lennard. Book Culture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Colby and Liz Howard join the Poetry Project Series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Akilah Hughes presents Obviously: Stories from My Timeline. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/26: Michele Filgate hosts Kristen Arnett, Angie Cruz, Sion Dayson, Briallen Hopper, and Elisabet Velasquez for the Red Ink reading series. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Scott Johnston presents Campusland. Q&A and book signing to follow reading. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Weinman, Morgan Jerkins, Susan Choi, and Catherine Chung discuss Lolita. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Ann Patchett presents The Dutch House. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $30.

Ibtisam Azem and Molly Crabapple discuss The Book of Disappearance. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

David Lehman presents The Best American Poetry 2019. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Sean Jacobs and Dan Magaziner discuss Media in Postapartheid South Africa. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Alex Segura and Alison Gaylin discuss Miami Midnight and Never Look Back. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Croft and Lauren Goldenberg discuss Homesick. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/27: Timothy Donnelly celebrates The Problem of the Many and Dorothea Lasky celebrates Animal. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Anne Boyer and Johanna Fateman discuss The Undying. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Miriam Atkin, Olivia Divecchia, Tara Homasi, and Öykü Tekten discuss Language is My Second Language: Noise, Nonsense, & Idiolects in the Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common. Poetry Project, 7 p.m., $8.

Greg Nissan presents The City Is Lush With / Obstructed Views with Zoe Hitzi, Ricardo Maldonado, Morgan Vo, and Karen Weiser. 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 More from this author →