Yaya Bey, Jennifer Falu, Rico Frederick, Steven Levya, Venessa Marco, Yesenia Montilla, Christina Oliveres, and Jive Poetic join No Dear Magazine for a celebration of #BlackPoetsSpeakOut. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.
Wednesday 11/30: Mass Direct Action & Protest at the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting. Rockefeller Center, 4 p.m., free.
Megan Abbott, Ashley C. Ford, Isaac Fitzgerald, Vanessa Willoughby, Hazel Cillis, Tyler Coates, Brittany Spanos, Isaac Oliver, Kevin Nguyen, Maris Kreizman, Pilot Viruet, Robin Wasserman, and Kaye Toal read three-minute teen stories in celebration of Jason Diamond’s Searching for John Hughes, presented by Vol 1 Brooklyn. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.
Helon Habila presents The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria with a conversation with Nicholas Lemann. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.
Scott Alexander Hess, author of the novels The Butcher’s Sons and Skyscraper join poets Stephanie Rogers and Lauren Hilger for a literary evening. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.
Friday 12/2: Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Marie-Helene Bertino, Ted Dodson, Eileen Myles, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Tea Obreht, Nathan McClain, r. erica doyle, Jeffrey McDaniel, Mira Jacob, Jennifer Benka, Jenny Johnson, Alexander Chee, Dawn Lundy Martin, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Nicole Sealey, Rickey Laurentiis, Ocean Vuong, Kirsten Valdez Quade, Lia Purpura, Rachel Zucker, and Natalie Diaz read and react with And Also Love, Especially Love. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.
Scott Adkins hosts the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
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