Notable NYC: 11/16–11/22


Saturday 11/16: Elizabeth Clark Wessel and Vladisalv Davizon read works in translation along with selections of their own poems. Molasses Books (Facebook), 8pm free.

Laurent Binet discuses his new novel, HHhH with Paul La Farge. HHhH (2012) is translated from the French by Sam Taylor. McNally Jackson, 7pm, free.

Sunday 11/17: Yvonne Garrett, Elizabeth Keenan, Chelsea Lemon Fetzer, Angela Lockhart, Derek Loosvelt, Patrick Mathieu, Melissa Tombro, and Avra Wing read selections of prose as part of the Sunday Salon reading series. Jimmie’s 43, 7pm, free.

Benjamin Hollander reads from his satirical lyric novel In the House Un-American, a book merging genre and historical perceptions. Mellow Pages (Facebook), 7:30pm, free.

Brian Sousa, Laurie Stone, and Jacinto Luca Pires read at the launch of the St. Petersburg Review issue six. KGB, 7pm, free.

Monday 11/18: Ana Bozicevic and Ann Lauterbach read poetry as part of the Poetry Society Readings. Lauterbach’s Under The Sign (September 2013) is her ninth collection of poems. Rise in the Fall (April 2013) is Bozicevic’s second collection. McNally Jackson, 7pm, free.

Joshua Beckman and Geoffrey G. O’Brien join KGB’s Monday Night Poetry series. Beckman’s The Inside of an Apple (September 2013) and O’Brien’s People on Sunday (September 2013) are published by Wave Books. KGB, 7pm, free.

Tuesday 11/19:
Jonathan Wilson, Rosie Schapp, and Peter Zilahy talk soccer. Novelist Jonathan Wilson explores the personal importance of soccer in his new memoir Kick and Run (October 2013). Housing Works, 7pm, free.

Ken L. Walker, Dan Owen and Erin Morrell read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7pm, free.

Paul Auster reads from his newest book, Report from the Interior. Union Square Barnes and Noble, 7pm, free, in-store purchase recommended for priority seating.

Wednesday 11/20: Rich Cohen talks football with Jason Diamond of Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and Wild Heart of Football looks at the franchise’s one championship and the team that got them there. WORD Brooklyn, 7pm, free.

Just in case one book on football isn’t enough for the week, Nicholas Dawidoff launches Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football, in conversation with Ted Conover. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30pm, free.

Kim Triedman, Tré Miller Rodríguez, David Hildebrand read as part of BookCourt’s Salon series curated by Chiwoniso Kaitano-Price and Martin Rowe. Miller Rodríguez’s memoir Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir (March 2013) chronicles her relationship with a Cuban ad executive, the eight dates leading to their marriage, and his sudden death. Hildebrand’s Walking Marina (2011) is a fictional look at the male modeling industry. Triedman’s debut The Other Room was released in September. BookCourt, 7pm, free.

Marcel Dzama presents his new book, Marcel Dzama: Sower of Discord, a survey of his work. Spoonbill and Sugartown, 7pm, free.

Thursday 11/21: Edwin Frank, Joan Acocella, Andre Aciman, Katie Kitamura, and George Prochnik come together to discuss Stefan Zweig. McNally Jackson, 7pm, free.

Paul Auster again reads from Report from the Interior. Powerhouse Arena, 7pm, $5 or book purchase.

Friday 11/22: Nick Laird and Jayne Anne Phillips come together at the NYU writing house. Laird’s Go Giants (September 2013) is his third collection of poetry. Phillips, the director of the Rutgers-Newark creative writing MFA program, released Quiet Dell (October 2013), a novel based on real-life multiple murders of a con man in the 1930s. NYU Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 5pm, free.

Andrew Klobucar and Maria Damon read poetry as part of the Multifarious Array series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7pm, free.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →