Notable NYC: 11/15–11/21


Saturday 11/15: Emily Brandt, Emily Hockaday, Emily Hyland, Emily Moore, Emilia Phillips, Emmalea Russo, and Emily Skllings have an All Emily Reading. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Alex Cuff and Jennifer Bartlett join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 11/16: Robert Hershon, Jen Benka, Michael Cirelli, and Caroline Hagood read works from Hanging Loose Press. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 11/17: Jenny Erpenbeck and Susan Bernofsky discuss The End of Days (November 2014), Erpenbeck’s novel about death. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Eileen Myles, Robert Polito, Katie Peterson, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips read poetry. They are judges of the 2014 National Book Award. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/18: Darcey Steinke reads her novel Sister Golden Hair (October 2014) and has a conversation with author Rick Moody. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Sari Botton, editor of Never Can Say Goodbye (October 2014), hosts Jason Diamond, Valerie Eagle, Rumpus founders Stephen Elliott and Isaac Fitzgerald, Nick Flynn, Maris Kreizman, Brian Macaluso, Adam Sternbergh, Rachel Syme, and Jenna Wortham to discuss the sequel essay collection to Goodbye to All That (2013). Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Kirsch launches Rocket and Lightship, a collection of essays. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Patrick Stancil, translator of The Sleepworker (Cyrille Martinez, 2014) discusses the French novel. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Asali Solomon, Marguerite Van Cook, James Romberger, Wendy S. Walters, and Cameron Fraser join the First Person Plural series. Silvana, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/19: J. Robert Lennon reads from his new collection of stories, See You in Paradise (November 2014). WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Charles King and Elif Batuman discuss Midnight at The Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul (September 2014), Kings exploration of Turkish politics. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Everman, Camellia Phillips, Rob Williams, and Kristen Major join the Guerilla Lit Reading Series. Jimmy’s No. 43, 9 p.m., free.

Emily Brandt, Chris RB Fay, Besty Andrews, and Katie Rowland join the Renegade Reading Series. Cool Pony Crown Heights, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/20: Dolan Morgan and Elizabeth Kadestsky join Pete’s Reading Series. Morgan’s debut story collection, That’s When the knives Come Down, was released this summer. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kerry Howley reads from her essay collection Thrown (October 2014) with Jennifer Percy. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen Policoff reads Come Away. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Ru Freeman, Taiye Salasi, Tiphanie Yanique, Mira Jacob, Elliott Holt, and Alison Hart join a panel on women’s fiction. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Monica McFawn has actors performs scenes from her short story collection Bright Shards of Someplace Else. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Kadetsky and Dolan Morgan join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jericho Brown and Olena Kalytiak Davis read poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 11/21: Andre Dubus III, David Means, Kim Addonizio, Jim White, and Michelle Seaton celebrate the release of the latest Pushcart anthology. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Richard Powers reads Orfeo. DiMenna Center, 7:30 p.m., $18.

Sasha Fletcher, Tyler Gobble, Alexis Pope, and Ashley Ford celebrate some real nice, new books. Mellow Pages, 7:30 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 →