Notable NYC: 11/25–12/1

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Saturday 11/25: Happy 1st birthday to Greenlight’s Prospect Lefferts Garden store. Celebrate all day and enjoy 20% off book purchases! 10 a.m.–9 p.m., free.

Jennifer Firestone and MC Hyland join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 11/27: Hannah Lillith Assadi, Jamel Brinkley, Heikki Huotari, Robert Lopez, Emily Luan, and Angela Palm celebrate the latest issue of Epiphany. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

David Jelinik leads a discussion about Dorothy Baker’s Cassandra at the Wedding with the NYRB. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Adam Haslett and Rebecca Brachman team up for the latest from the Syntax/Synapse reading series. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/28: Anne Fadiman presents her memoir The Wine Lover’s Daughter. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Alexandra Bell, Brittney Cooper, Ibram Kendi, Kei Williams, and moderator Deva Woodly reflect on American civil rights, past, present, and future. Federal Hall, 6:30 p.m., $10.

Joanna Scutts presents The Extra Woman. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ray Ferreira, Cat Fitzpatrick, Jasmine Gibson, Oni Lem, and El Roy Red join the Final Fantasy reading series for Femmescapes Vol 3 Launch. Friends and Lovers, 8 p.m., free.

Emma Smith-Stevens, Alexandra Naughton, Alina Gregorian, and Liz Olear, a.k.a Betty Ramble, join the Cool as F*** reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Ron Padgett presents Motor Maids across the Continent. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/29: Rivka Galchen, Hampton Fancher, and Christine Smallwood discuss Rachel Ingalls’s Mrs Caliban. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Min Jin Lee celebrates the paperback edition of Pachinko with Alexander Chee. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/30: Miriam Hoffman talks with Avi Hoffman about A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Ellen Umansky and Joanna Hershon discuss The Fortunate Ones. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 12/1: Chen Chen, E.J. Koh, Rajiv Mohabir, and Jane Wong celebrate the Kundiman Poetry Prize. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 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 →