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 is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →