Notable New York, This Week 11/26-12/2

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This week in New York, you get Saturday off but that’s it:

MONDAY 11/26: The Strand hosts a benefit reading for PEN’s Prison Writing Program, featuring readings by Lili Taylor, Nick Flynn, Touré, and Bryonn Bain. 7:30pm, $35.

TUESDAY 11/27: Rudy’s, an experimental performance group that creates site-specific shows in unconventional places, performs Bookstore Play at McNally Jackson. 7pm, free.

WEDNESDAY 11/28: Brooklyn Writers Space writers Kathleen Donohoe, Bryant Musgrove, Reineke Hollander, and Michael Shari read at BookCourt, hosted by Scott Adkins. 7pm, free.

THURSDAY 11/29: The Literary Community Presents! A Rumpus party for the Happy Baby movie kickstarter. Co-sponsored by HTMLGIANT, Gigantic, The Millions, The New Inquiry, and Bomb Magazine. Featuring Mike Doughty, K. Flay, Rick Moody, Eugene Mirman, Melissa Febos, Jami Attenberg, and a showing of the five minute short movie based on Happy Baby, Mr. Gracie. 8pm at Public Assembly.

FRIDAY 11/30: Ron Currie, Jr. (Everything Matters!) talks to Darin Strauss as part of NYU Creative Writing Program’s reading series.

Pretty Conceptual: The opening party for the Pretty Conceptual pop up shop, including the first presentation of Emily Spivack’s Sentimental Value. 7pm, 29 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn.

SUNDAY 12/2: This Sunday’s Sunday Sessions at MoMA’s PS1 is a benefit for victims of Hurrican Sandy, with multimedia performances by Oneohtrix Point Never, Holly Herndon, and Ducktails. 4pm to 7pm, $12.

KGB Bar hosts a tribute to Mavis Gallant with readings and talks by Deborah Eisenberg, Francine Prose, Binnie Kirschenbaum, and Lynne Tillman. 7pm, free.

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