Notable NYC: 9/7–9/13

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Saturday 9/7: Joan Silber, Emily Raboteau, Kristina Andersson Bicher, Ana Portnoy Brimmer, C.S. Nelson, Shakthi Shrima, Keila Vall De la Ville, and others celebrate the opening of McNally Jackson’s South Street Seaport location. McNally Jackson – South Street Seaport, 12 p.m., free.

Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite discuss Dear Haiti, Love Alaine with Ben Philippe, Debbie Rigaud, and Glory Edim. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/8: Caleb Crain, Astra Taylor, Paul Greenberg, and others celebrate the opening of McNally Jackson’s South Street Seaport location. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 12 p.m., free.

Mahogany L. Browne presents Brooklyn Campfire Stories. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Monday 9/9: Nell Zink talks with Emily Gould about Doxoxlogy. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Rose Etter, Halle Butler, Katherine Faw, Berry Grass, and Aaron Robertson join the Frank Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Crystal Hana Kim discusses If You Leave Me with Jennifer Baker. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Tash Aw presents We, the Survivors, and talks with Chimamanda Adichie. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Karl Marlantes and Morgan Entrekin discuss Deep River. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Tim Murphy, Allison Albino, Sara Munjack, Annie Werner, and host Alisson Wood join the Pigeon Pages reading series. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Kim Scott presents Taboo with Terri-ann White. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Cara Wall presents The Dearly Beloved. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Shelly Oria, Courtney Zoffness, Lynn Melnick, Samantha Hunt, Gabrielle Bellot, Quito Ziegler, Hafizah Geter, Hossannah Asuncion, Nelly Reifler, and Syreeta McFadden celebrate Indelible in the Hippocampus. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/10: Dr. Jean Halley presents Horse Crazy: Girls and the Lives of Horses. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel Pinchbeck and Sophia Rokhlin discuss When Plants Dream. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Akwaeke Emezi presents Pet with Christopher Myers. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Carley Moore presents The Not Wives with Madeleine George. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Monique Truong discuss The Sweetest Fruits with Mayukh Sen. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $29.

Ginny Hogan presents Toxic Femininity in the Workplace. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jimena Lucero, Ashna Ali, Kyle Dacuyan, and Aldrin Valdez read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Brad Gooch and Maryam Mortaz discuss Rumi: Unseen Poems. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Rion Amilcar Scott talks with Vinson Cunningham, presented by PEN America. New School, 7 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 9/11: Cara Well and Rev. William H. Critzman discuss The Dearly Beloved. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joshua Platt and Mya Spalter join the Feral Voices reading series. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ali Liebegott and Ariana Reines join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Jacqueline Suskin presents Help in the Dark Season. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rachel Aviv, Vanessa Hua, Airea D. Matthews, and Eileen Pollack celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone discuss This Is How You Lose the Time War. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Sigrid Nunez discusses Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury with Weike Wang. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/12: Ibi Zoboi presents My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich with Rita Williams-Garcia. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Gerard Malanga, Raquel Balboni, and Ben Mazer celebrate Art & Letters Issue 3. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Pamela Paul and Maria Russo discuss How to Raise a Reader with Emma Straub. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Brand Shaughnessy talks with Deborah Landau. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Anthony M. Destefano and Nicholas Pileggi discuss Gotti’s Boys. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah M. Broom presents The Yellow Room with Rebecca Carroll. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/13: Jhumpa Lahiri presents stories from Italy with Ann Goldstein, Jenny McPhee, and Michael F. Moore. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Kimberly King Parsons talks with Amy Hempel about Black Light. Books Are Magic, 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →