Notable NYC: 10/18–10/24


Saturday 10/18: Poetry Forum 2014. The New School, 10 a.m., $45 daily / $135 full pass.

Melissa Buckheit reads poetry along with Corollary Press founder Sueyeun Juliette Lee. Berl’s Poetry Shop.

Happy fifth anniversary Greenlight Bookstore. Celebrate all day, party at night. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Peyton Marshall talks with Julia Fierro about Marshall’s debut novel Good House (September 2014), the story of a graduate student who is witness to arson. Fierro’s debut, Cutting Teeth (2014), explores the lives of bourgeois families enjoying a long weekend. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/19: Tony Hoagland and Martin Shaw share a night of celtic poetry. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Matthew Hittinger, Joanna Hoffman, Stephen Mills, and Brent Calderwood celebrate new books by Sibling Rivalry Press. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m, free.

Will Chancellor and Dia Felix read their work. Felix’s debut Nochita (April 2014) mixes poetry and prose in a novel about a feral beach bum seven-year-old. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Anya Ulinich, Andrew Lewis Conn, and others join the Lit at Lark series. LARK, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 10/20: Heidi Julavits, Leslie Jamison, and Lev Grossman read from The Believer‘s collection of essays, Read Harder (September 2014), a followup to Read Hard (2009). McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Rupert Thomson and Maud Newton chat about Secrecy, a novel about Cosimo Medici. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Marilynne Robinson and Colm Tóibín discuss their newest books. 92 Y, 8 p.m., $28.

Tuesday 10/21: Michael Keenan reads Translation on Waking in an Italian Cemetery (June 2014) along with poet John Duvernoy. Book Culture, 7 p.m., free.

Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny discuss #NEWSFAIL (October 2014), an examination of how we talk about issues of modern concern. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Shafer and Lev Grossman read from their latest books. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Straub and Stephin Merritt talk two-letter words. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Cornel West reads Black Prophetic Fire (October 2014). McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/22: Tobias Carroll, Michael Cisco, Christopher Buehlman, and Katherine Howe read scary stories. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Marilynne Robinson has a conversation with Paul Harding about her new novel Lila. Congregation Beth Elohim, 7:30 p.m., $10.

Tavi Gevinson talks with Janet Mock. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Cornel West and Darryl Pinckney discuss Blackballed, Pinckney’s new book examining voter disenfranchisement. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 10/23: Richard Price, Lorraine Adams, Kelly Sundberg, and Maria Mutch celebrate the release of the latest issue of Guernica. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Dan Jones discusses The War of the Roses, a history of the tudors. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sari Botton and contributors read from Never Can Say Goodbye (October 2014), the follow up to Goodbye to All That (2013). The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Emily Gould and Anthony Breznican join Pete’s Reading Series. Gould’s Friendship (July 2014) is about the relationship of two young women based loosely on her own friendships. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/24: Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton read from Women in Clothes, a collection of essays about women’s wardrobes. 192 Books, 7 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 →