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'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 More from this author →