Notable NYC: 10/11–10/17

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Saturday 10/11: The New Yorker Festival, around town, $35 and up.

Cristina Moracho launches Althea and Oliver, a novel about two friends. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/12: The New Yorker Festival, around town, $35 and up.

The Singapore Literature Festival. McNally Jackson, 6 p.m., free.

Amy Jo Burns reads Cinderland (October 2014), a memoir about a collapsing steel town. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Arno Camenisch, Hildegard Elisabeth Keller, and editor Sauleha Kamal in celebration of Camenisch’s novel, The Alp, recently translated by Donal McLaughlin. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Eduardo C. Corral hosts Adam Sol and Roberto Montes. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5 p.m., free.

Karla Kelsey, Endi Bogue Hartigan, and Stephanie Gray read poetry. Unammeable Boox, 7 p.m., free.

Chris Abani, Ronna Wineberg, and Payton Marshall join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 10/13: Blake Butler, Catherine Lacey, Jac Jemc, and Dylan Landis join the Franklin Park Reading Series to launch Butler’s Three Hundred MIllion (October 2014), about an American suburb devastated by a madman. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Eileen Myles, Frank Delaney, Simon Van Booy and Trisha Low will read works by Dylan Thomas from Selected Poems. Contrada Restaurant, 8 p.m., free.

John Freeman, DW Gibson, Chaasadahyah Jackson, Sarah Jaffe, Lawrence Joseph, Colum McCann, Dinaw Mengestu, Tea Obreht, and Hannah Tinti read selections illustrating the two New York Citys: rich and poor. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Cristina Moracho talks with editor Sharyn November about Althea and Oliver, Moracho’s novel about two friends. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Saeed Jones, Rachel Riederer, and Ann Neumann launch the latest issue of Guernica. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/14: Evan Hughes, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Eliza Berman, and Corley Miller join the Big Umbrella reading series. 2A, 8 p.m., free.

Mark Strand reads Collected Poems. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny launch #NEWSFAIL, a book about the american adventure. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Marcus reads from his collection of stories Leaving the Sea (2013), now in paperback. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/15: Paolo Giordano reads The Human Body. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Darcey Steinke and Rob Sheffield along with a musical performance from Polyvox are presented by Largehearted Lit. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Claudia Rankine, James Hoff, and Eli Keszler celebrate the 129th issue of BOMB. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jonathan Franzen talks with Nell Zink about Zink’s novel, The Wallcreeper (October 2014). McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Alexander Chee, Anna Holmes, Phillip Lopate, Adelle Waldman, and editor Sari Botton read from Never Can Say Goodbye, (October 2014), a follow up collection to Goodbye to All That (2013). Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cornel West reads Black Prophet Fire (October 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Cynthia Cruz, David Dodd Lee, Howard Levy, Gregory Pardio, and Cammy Thomas read books from Four Way Books. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Jane Smiley reads her latest novel, Some Luck (October 2014). B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Armstrong, Cedrick Mendoza-Tolentino, Stephanie Miki Arndt, Dwyer Murphy, Zeeva Bukai, Belal Rafiq, Elysha Chang, Wil Weitzel, and Su-Yee Lin are Emerging Writers Fellows. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/16: Toi Derricotte, Marilyn Hacker, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Khaled Mattawa, Naomi Shihab Nye, Claudia Rankine, Alberto Ríos, Arthur Sze, Anne Waldman, and C. D. Wright read at the Academy of American Poets Chancellors reading at Poetry Forum 2014. The New School, 7 p.m., $15 / $40 Daily / $135 full pass.

Marilynne Robinson reads Lila (October 2014). McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Jane Smiley again reads Some Luck. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Cynthia Cruz, David Dodd Lee, Gregory Pardio, and Cammy Thomas read collections from Four Way Books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Rebekah Bergman, Rita Bullwinkel, Sasha Fletcher, and Valerie Hsiung are People With Feelings. Mellow Pages, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/17: Poetry Forum 2014. The New School, 9:30 a.m., $40 daily / $135 full pass.


Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, The Billfold, Fiction Advocate, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog, and io9. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →