Notable NYC: 11/1–11/7


Saturday 11/1: Adam Fitzgerald, Dara Wier, Sarah Rose Nordgren, and Bridget Talone read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Cugini, Iris Cushing, Dorothea Lasky, and Sam Wilder join the Banquet Reading Series. Greenpoint Heights, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday 11/2: Cynthia Cruz launches her new collection of poems Wunderkammer with Ken Chen, Marni Ludwig, and Andy Mister. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Elwin Cotman, Adam Dalva, Sally Wen Mao, and Henry Mills read selected works of fiction and poetry. Mellow Pages, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 11/3: Jorie Graham reads What the End is For (2014), a selection of poetry with prints by Julian Lethbridge and introductory essay by Helen Vendler. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Alan Hanson, Alice Sola Kim, Kevin Nguyen, Gabriel Roth, Rosie Schaap, and Nicole Steinberg showcase new writing at The Catapult Live series. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Simon Rich reads from a new collection of humor writing, Spoiled Brats (October 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tyler Knott Gregson reads poetry collection Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/4: Richard Levine, Claire Trevien, Aimee Herman, Jenna Leigh Evans, and Puma Perl read poetry. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Patrick Flanery reads Fallen Land (November 2014). Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Susan Howe and Peter Cole read as part of the Poetry Society series. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Meline Toumani reads There Was and There Was Not (November 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Lev Golinkin reads his memoir A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka (November 2014). WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/5: Alex Cox reads from his graphic novel The New York Four (November 2014). WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Siri Hustvedt reads The Blazing World (2014). McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Rosner rads Electric City (October 2014) about an electric engineer on Ellis Island in 1919. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Jim Goar, Arisa White, Katie Fowley, and Cheena Marie Lo read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Téa Obreht and Alexi Zentner talk with Sharon Guskin about their new books. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/6: Hannah Pittard and Tom Bouman read from their latest novels. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Gaitskill, Dawn Raffel, Stephen O’Connor, Michael Klein, Joseph Riippi, Carina Del, Valle Schorske, Hubert Vigilla, Chris Messer, Christopher Stackhouse, Chase Berggrun, and Alexandra Ford celebrate the launch of Tokens Issue 2. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Julia Elliott reads from her collection of stories The Wilds (October 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Michelle Bailat-Jones reads her new novel Fog Island Mountains (2014). Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Emily St. John Mandel and Andrew Lewis join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Michael Ruby, Larry Simon Ensemble, Lyric Hunter, and Yuko Otomo read poetry. Unnameable Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/7: Anne Rice and Christopher Rice talk about Prince Lestat (2014). The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Nicole Callihan, Tarfia Faizullah, and D. Nurkse join the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series. Dumbo Sky, 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 →