Notable New York, This Week 10/4 – 10/10


This week in New York Joyce Carol Oates goes Sour, Adult Education presents “The Future of Books,” Cunningham reads By Nightfall, David Marson is remembered, Winner and Clarke come together on a Sunday, Lord of the Rings is played, The Lost Boys 3, this week’s Movie Pick, is screened at Comic Con, and Lee Friedlander in ART.

MONDAY 10/4: Joyce Carol Oates releases sixteen previously unpublished stories in a collection entitled Sourland. Oates has published over fifty novels, not counting her short story collections, wow. The Blonde author will read from

her collection at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble. 7:30PM. Free.

TUESDAY 10/5: Adult Education, a Brooklyn-based monthly lecture series devoted to making useless knowledge somewhat less useless, presents this months theme “The Future of the Book.” Peformers include Stephanie Anderson, Anna JaneGrossman, Rachael Morrison, and Jim Hanas. Union Hall in Park Slope. 8PM. $5.

WEDNESDAY 10/6: Poignant writer Michael Cunningham is back with By Nightfall, a tale that takes you in the artistic world of Manhattan. Cunningham reads from and signs copies of his novel. Barnes & Noble Union Square. 7PM. Free.

THURSDAY 10/7: Fellow writers and friends come together to remember and celebrate the late David Markson. The Last Novel and Wittgenstein’s Mistress are just two of the legendary works to be read from by Pete Hamill, Ann Beattie, William Kennedy, amongst others. The Tishman Auditorium of Vanderbilt Hall. 7PM. Free.

FRIDAY 10/8: Howard Shore’s Grammy-winning score for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers will be performed by the Switzerland’s 21st Century Orchestra, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and the Dessof Symphonic Choir. Radio City Music Hall. 7PM. $59-$150.

SATURDAY 10/9: Come forth my fellow nerds! ComicCon is happening all weekend with guests such as Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell. The third installment of Lost Boys entitled The Thirst is the MOVIE PICK OF THE WEEK. The Thirst will be presented by Lost Boy himself, Corey Feldman (squeel!). 10:45AM. Jacob Javits Convention Center. $30-$50 (all day passes). For a complete schedule and tickets click here.

SUNDAY 10/10: Ten, ten, ten! Join David Winner as he reads from his first novel The Cannibal of Guadalajara and Brock Clarke is reading from his latest, Exley. KGB Bar. 7PM. Free.

ART: Lee Friedlander provides you with your very own ‘On the Road’ experience. Using views behind the steering wheel, landscapes, motels, bridges, and churches Friedlander presents you with America by Car which is on display at the Whitney until November 28th.


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Caitlin Colford is a New York City based actress and writer. She blogs short stories over at and is currently hard at work on her first novel "The Obituary Hunter." More from this author →