powerHouse Books; 8/11 at 7 p.m.; 37 Main St., nr. Water St., DUMBO, Brooklyn; 212-604-9074
The musician, daughter of Johnny Cash, and author of the short-story collection Bodies of Water discusses her memoir, Composed, now in paperback, with The New Yorker's Susan Morrison.
"Franklin Park Reading Series"
Franklin Park; 8/15 at 8 p.m.; 618 St. John’s Pl., nr. Franklin Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn; 718-230-0293
An evening of readings about missed connections by Joshua Cohen (Witz), Michael Kimball (Us), Kio Stark (Follow Me Down), Robert Tumas, and Amy Benfer.
The Half King; 8/15 at 7 p.m.; 505 W. 23rd St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-462-4300
The "world's most famous (former) computer hacker," security consultant, and author of The Art of Deception and The Art of Intrusion reads from and discusses his new book, Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker.
Brooklyn Public Library; 8/15 at 6:30 p.m.; 10 Grand Army Plz.,at Flatbush Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-230-2100
The author of two collections of poetry and the novel Push that became the award-winning film Precious with Gabourey Sidibe, talks about her new novel, The Kid.
192 Books; 8/16 at 7 p.m.; 192 Tenth Ave., at 21st St.; 212-255-4022
The cultural critic and professor discusses Humiliation, his new book about unsettling situations in history, literature, art, current events, film, his own life, and more.