Notable NYC: 11/11–11/17

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Saturday 11/11: Roberta Lawrence, Bob Mentero, and Madeleine Beckman join the Trumpet fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Mariam Bazeed and Yanyi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 11/12: Kristen Iskandrian presents Motherest with Molly Prentiss. Powerhouse Archway, 6 p.m., free.

Stephanie Jimenez, Abigail Bereola, and Jennifer Huang join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 7 p.m., free.

Barbara Browning talks about The Gift with Andrew Durbin. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Dan Hoyt, Cynthia Manick, Lynn Melnick, Kwame Opoku-Duku III, Bud Smith, and Emily Skillings join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 11/13: Kelly Link, Daniel Jose Older, Brian Allen Carr, and Deirdre Coyle join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Frank Park, 8 p.m., free.

David Lehman, Lawrence Joseph, and Matthew Yeager joins the Monday Night Poetry. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Chris Hosea, Jonas Kyle, Adrienne Herr, Coco Fitterman, Nadra Mabrouk, Samuel Bronowski, and Rebecca Warzer join host JC Hopkins for Poetry 99. Spoonbill & Sugartown Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Corey Robin and Keith Gessen joins n+1 to discuss The Reactionary Mind. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

David Abrams, Helen Benedict, Cara Hoffman, Matt Gallagher, and Dalia Sofer discuss Life During Wartime. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Valen Levinson discusses The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah with Seth Kugel. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/14: Rosamond S. King, Anne Lai, Celina Su, and Samantha Zighelboim join CLMP for Face Out. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters present This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris discuss Her Right Foot. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free.

David Lazar, Phillip Lopate, and Kristen Radtke discuss I’ll be Your Mirror. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Alex Gilvarry, Eleanor Henderson, and Rachel Khong join the LIC Reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Ross Simonini talks with Katherine Hill about The Book of Formation. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/15: George Michelsen Foy, Sarah Gerard, Pamela Ryder, and Katie Willingham join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Jaclyn Friedman presents Unscrewed in conversation with Samhita Mukhopadhyay. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mylène Dressler, Gordon Haber, and Victoria Redel join the Guerrilla Lit reading series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ivy Pochoda discusses Wonder Valley with Megan Abbott. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ruby Namdar presents The Ruined House. BookCulture, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/16: Rivers Solomon and Glory Edim discuss An Unkindness of Ghosts. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lynn Melnick, Lucy Ives, and Melissa Ragsly join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rosa Alcalá and Rachel Levitsky join Futurepoem for a night of readings. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Benjamin Taylor, David Gates, Sigrid Nunez, and Honor Moore discuss Debriefing: Collected Stories. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Joan Silber presents Improvement. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/17: Mandy Berman, Mesh Flinder, Luke Jerod Kummer, and Angelica Baker join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →