Notable NYC: 11/26–12/2

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Saturday 11/26: Sarah Kay, Maeve Higgins, Phil Kaye, and Mark Doss read for refugees, as part of the Festival to Improve the World. The Wild Project, 4 p.m., $10.

Monday 11/28: Jason Diamond launches Searching for John Hughes with a conversation with Danielle Henderson. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

David Rivard and Sarah Sarai join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/29: Isaac Fitzgerald, Ian MacAllen, Joy Baglio, and Darley Stewart join the Manhattanville Reading Series. Unnameable Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

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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.

Cynthia Cruz, Darcie Dennigan, Alex Dimitrov, Shane Jones, Irina Reyn, and Craig Morgan Teicher celebrate the launch of the second issue of the Bennington Review. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Caitlin Moran presents Moranifesto, the best of her columns. The Strand, 7 p.m, $15.

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.

Thursday 12/1: Chloe Caldwell, author of the just-released I’ll Tell You in Person, Amina Gautier, and Jade Sharma join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

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Min Jin Lee, Tanwi Nadini Islam, Alden Jones, and Sonya Chung read and discuss the modern family. The Center for Fiction, 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.

Thylia Moss and Matthias Reinhard-Deroo read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

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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 →