Notable NYC: 10/4–10/10

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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'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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →