Notable NYC: 10/25–10/31


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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →