Notable NYC: 9/26–10/2


Saturday 9/26: Justin Sayre talks with Tyler Coates about Husky. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free.

Julie Carr, Renee Gladman, Miranda Mellis, and Laura Mullen read books from Solid Objects. A Public Space, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/27: Yitzhak Gormezano Goren reads the novel Alexandrian Summer and talks with Andre Aciman. 192 Books, 5 p.m., free.

Alejandro Zambra, Valeria Luiselli, Francisco Goldman, and Daniel Gumbiner celebrate Latin American literature. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Sung J. Woo, Jen DeGregorio, Madhu Kaza, Ben Ross, and Kelly Sullivan join the Eagle and the Wren reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 9/28: Drew Grant, Jennifer Wright, Sara Benincasa, Kara Smoke, Trish Nelson, and Erin Gloria Ryan respond to literary letter writers. Plenty of puns on authors’ names assured. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Eka Kurniawan talks with Siddhartha Deb about Beauty is a Wound. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Sophie McManus, Patricia Park, Ioannis Pappos, and Tracy O’Neill read for the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, with host Amy Shearn. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Vincent Czyz, John Keene, and Greg Gerke read short story collections. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Chia-lun Chang, Tony Iantosca, and Barbara Henning join the Heart Star Salon. St. Marks Bookshop, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/29: David Levithan, Meg Medina, and Coe Booth celebrate banned books. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Eileen Myles talks with Choire Sicha about her forthcoming collection of new and selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Rosie Schaap, Suleika Jaouad, Siri Hustvedt, Emma Gilbey Keller, and Anne Kreamer discuss Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Walbert and Lily Tuck discuss their latest books. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

John Holten, Robert Fitterman, and Sophia Le Fraga read poetry. Wendy’s Subway, 9 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/30: Bill Clegg talks with Darin Strauss. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Sanders reads The Last Light. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Patricia Smith, Amber Tamblyn, Corrina Bain, and Nick Flynn read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Statman and Marc Vincenz debate the correct spelling of Mark and read poetry. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/1: Louise O’Neill reads from Only Ever Yours about a world where women are manufactured for pleasure. She talks with Meredith Turits. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Reginald Dwayne Betts, Laurel Blossom, Patrick Ryan Frank, and Jenny Johnson discuss books from Four Way Books. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

M.R. O’Connor discusses Resurrection Science, a look at the extreme measures scientists are taking to save our world from us. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Valeria Luiselli and Naja Marie Aidt discuss The Story of My Teeth. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/2: Simone White, Coda Wei, and Christopher Soto (Loma) join The Multifarious Array. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.


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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 →