Notable NYC: 10/25–10/31

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Saturday 10/25: Natalie Harnett, Anthony Breznican, Helen Wan, and Nicole Kear are the latest Sackett Street Writers. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Erica Lewis, Betsy Andrews, Claire Caldwell, and A. H. Jerriod Avant read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/26: Dania Rajendra, Ann Neumannhas, and Nathan Schneider read assorted works. Unnameable books, 6 p.m., free.

Atticus Lish, Dallas Hudgens, and Wendi Kaufman join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Lish’s Preparation for the Next Life (November 2014) is a novel about a Chinese muslim. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 10/27: Matthew Dickman, Carrie Fountain, and Lisa Robertson read poetry. McNally Jackson, 6 p.m., free.

Josh Cohen, Richard Panchyk, Tess Lewis, George Prochnik, and Sophie Pinkham discuss Joseph Roth and Stefan Zweig. McNally Jackson, 8 p.m., free.

David Gordon reads from his story collection White Tiger on Snow Mountain (October 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/28: Cynthia Cruz, Nancy Espoito, Sampson Starweather, and Jericho Brown join the Free Water Reading Series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Julie Orringer and Edwin Frank discuss Antal Szerb’s Journey by Moonlight, re-released in October by NYRB Classics. St. Mark’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Anne Rice and Victoria Wilson are interviewed by Andrew Sean Greer. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Dries, Amanda Hess, Anna Holmes, Greg Howard, and Maris Kreizman talk about Internet comments. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Billy Collins reads Aimless Love (October 2014). St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 10/29: Rumpus Founder Stephen Elliott talks with Rumpus columnist Thomas Page McBee for the release of Man Alive, a memoir. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Jac Jemc reads from her new story collection A Different Bed Every Time, presented in conjunction with Vol 1. Brooklyn. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Joseph Di Prisco reads Subway to California (June 2014) about a gambler fleeing Brooklyn and the FBI in 1961. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Will Boast will talk about his new memoir Epilogue (September 2014) with Jesmyn Ward. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Jeff Kass, Rachel McKibbens, Anis Mojgani, and Casey Rocheteau join the Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30, p.m., free.

Jena Osman and Maged Zaher join The Poetry Project. St. Mark’s Bookshop, 8 p.m., free.

Vica Miller, Andrew Lewis Conn, and Nicole Audrey Spector join the Guerilla Lit reading series. Jimmy’s 43, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/30: Jeffrey Renard and Bridgett M. Davis celebrate Mosaic Magazine. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Judy Chicurel reads If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful I Never Would Have Let You Go (October 2014), about a young woman in 1972. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Krystall Languell, Amber Atiya, Cynthia Manick, and Betsy Fagin read poetry to celebrate the launch of chapbooks from Argos Books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Bryan Stevenson and Ta-Nehisi Coates talk about Just Mercy, Stevenson’s book examining prisons and about prison reform. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen S. Mills, Matthew Hittinger, and Brent Calderwood celebrate books from Sibling Rivalry Press. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Hempel talks with Darin Strauss about her four story collections. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/31: Maged Zaher, Wendy Lotterman, and Nathaniel Otting join the Multifarious Array reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →