Notable NYC: 11/29–12/05

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Saturday 11/29: Support your independent bookstores on Small Business Saturday.

Monday 12/1: Daphne Merkin reads from her new collection of essays, The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontes, and the Importance of Handbags. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/2: L. Lamar Wilson, Wendy Xu, and Rachel Zucker read as part of the Poetry Society Readings. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Benjamin Hale, Madeleine Schwartz, Sarah Leonard, David Marcus, and more celebrate the the latest issue of Dissent. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Bradford Morrow and Michael Cunningham read The Forgers. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 12/3: Chang-Rae Lee reads from On Such a Full Sea (2014). Tenement Museum, 6:30 p.m., free.

Mary Krienke, Nicholas Wright, Michael Keenan, and Lynn Strong join The Disagreement series for a failure theme. WORD Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m., free.

Darcey Steinke, Noah Blake, Laura Miller Tomaselli, and Kevin St. John join the HIFI Series. HiFi Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/4: Ariel Schrag and Catherine Lacey join Pete’s Reading Series. Lacey’s Nobody is Ever Missing (July 2014) explores the dangers of leaving New York City on quest of self-discovery. Schrag’s Adam (June 2014) is about awkward teenager in California. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 12/5: Megan Daum and Emily Nussabaum discuss The Unspeakable, Daum’s new collection of essays. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Williams and Lisa Jarnot read from their most recent poetry collections. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Carter Edwards, Dolan Morgan, Shya Scanlon, and Ryan Doyle May join the Multifarious Array. 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →