Notable NYC: 10/4–10/10


Saturday 10/4: Sasha Fletcher, Tracy Dimond, Morgan Parker, Sarah Bridgins, Jeffery Berg, Christina Drill, Anna Fitzgerald, Debora Kuan, and Mark Cigini celebrate the sixth month anniversary of GlitterMOB. Mello Pages, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Bibbins, Emily Skillings, Nick Harbutas, and Amanda Smeltz join the Banquet Reading series. Greenpoint Heights, 8 p.m., free.

Richard Foreman and Tracie Morris join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sophia Le Fraga, Ben Fama, Lyric Hunter, and Victoria Reis joins the Hero Systems reading series. Wendy’s, Second Floor, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/5: Meg Wolitzer and Lauren Oliver discuss their books. Belzhar (October 2014), Wolitzer’s latest novel, is about a young girl in love trapped at a boarding school. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Boris Fishman reads A Replacement Life (June 2014) about defrauding the German government of Holocaust reparations. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 10/6: Dorothea Lasky talks with Adam Fitzgerald about Rome, Lasky’s collection of poems. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Karen Abbott and Gilbert King talk about Abbot’s book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, a true story. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Martin Amis reads The Zone of Interest (August 2014). B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., book purchase recommended.

Tuesday 10/7: Saeed Jones, Mona Eltahawy, Starlee Kine, and Lori Petty celebrate tattoos, hosted by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Gary Shteyngart celebrates the paperback release of Little Failure. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/8: Justin Taylor, Florence Gordon, and David Ryan read from their latest books. Taylor’s story collection Flings (August 2014) traverses the globe with a series of unmoored characters. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Cathy Park Hong, and Niina Pollari read poetry from Birds of Lace. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

John Fusco reads Dog Beach. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Cornel West reads Black Prophetic Fire (October 2014). B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Alix Christie and Sena Jeter Naslund discuss their latest books. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Ann Kamerer, Tommy Pico, Alexis Pope, and Wendy Xu read for the 21st edition of the Atlas Review series. Local 61, 7 p.m., free.

Gary Shteyngart again reads Little Failure. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/9: Dan Kennedy, Dave Hill, and Evan Allgood read funny writing. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cynthia Hogue reads her latest collection, Revenance, with Alicia Ostriker and Elisabeth Frost. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Alice McDermott reads Someone (November 2013). Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Deniz Akant, Ewa Chrusciel, Joshua Corey, Bim Ramke, and Cole Swensen read poetry. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Alvin Pang, Cyril Wong, and Jason Erik Lundberg discuss Singapore and read from their latest work. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Alyssa Matthews, Ken Walker, and Julian Broslaski join the Greetings Readings Series. Unnameable Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Marie-Helene Bertino and Sara Lippmann join the Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Akhil Sharma, Tiphanie Yanique, and Bridgett Davis discuss their books about brothers and sisters. Brooklyn Public Library, 7 p.m., free.

Maria Buck and Andrea Crespo join the My Teenage Dream Ended series. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.

Friday 10/10: Leah Umansky and David Lehman read poetry. Umansky’s chapbook “Don Dreams and I Dream” draws inspiration from Mad Men. NYU Writing House, 5 p.m., 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 →