Notable NYC: 10/17–10/23


Saturday 10/17: Happy 6th Birthday, Greenlight Bookstore.

John Reid Currie, Roberto Montes, Claire Van Winkle, and Emily Wallis Hughes join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Benn Tripp and Boni Joi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 10/18: Ben Nadler discusses The Sea Beach Line with Duncan Worthington. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Orlando Ferrarand, Vanessa Blakeslee, Anu Jindal, and Asali Solomon join the Sunday Salon series. Jimmys No. 43, 7 p.m., free.

Alexandra Hall, Amber Medland, Elizabeth Onusko, Avia Tadmor, and Brian Birnbaum join the Dead Rabbits reading series along with visual artists Jenna Le, and Dan Spizzirri. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 10/19: Greg Gerke, Miles Klee, and Brian Mihok discuss My Brooklyn Writer Friend. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Sigal Samuel and Mira Jacob discuss The Mystics of Mile End. Book Culture, 7 p.m., free.

Rupert Thompson reads from his new novel Katherine Carlyle. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Jill Bialosky and Dani Shapiro discuss The Prize. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel Borzutzky and Cassandra Troyan join The Poetry Project. The Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Tuesday 10/20: Gavin McCrea discusses his debut novel Mrs. Engles with Therese Anne Fowler, moderated by Julie Buntin. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Catherynne M. Valente presents Radiance. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Vincent Katz and Elaine Equi read from their latest collection of poems. St. Marks Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Rupert Thomson discusses Katherine Carlyle with Rebecca Mead. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dayna Tortorici, Joan Acocella, and Ann Goldstein discuss the Elena Ferrante novel My Brilliant Friend, Book One: Childhood. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Lerner talks with Jenny Offill about 10:04. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Catherine Lacey, Ed Park, Dan Josefson, and Adam Wilson officially launch Gigantic Worlds, Gigantic’s first book, an anthology of robots, aliens, and androids. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Vowell reads Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, a look at the American Revolution. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Martine Bellen, Aaron Kunin, Montana Ray, and Jacqueline Waters read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/21: Paul Murray reads The Mark and the Void. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Margo Jefferson reads Negroland, a memoir. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Leong and Keston Sutherland join the Poetry Project. The Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Isaac Fitzgerald and Mira Jacob host Lit Crawl NYC. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Montlack, John Goode, Amanda Bradley, and Vincent Czyz go down the rabbit hole with New York Presses. Alice’s Tea Cup II, 6 p.m., $10.

Thursday 10/22: Vanessa Gabb, Roberto Montes, Molly Rose Quinn, Adam Wilson, Valerie Hsiung, Mike Lala, and Natalie Eilbert, hosted by Mellow Pages Library, read as part of a benefit for the Silent Barn. Silent Barn is an arts collective that was recently struck by an electrical fire. Molasses Books, 8 p.m., donate to Silent Barn.

Diana Hamilton, Dubi Handi, and Marina Blitshteyn read poetry. Unnameable Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Matthew Vollmer, Carmiel Banasky, Joseph Salvatore, and Nancy Hightower are the inaugural readers for the Hideaway Salon Series, a new literary happening from H.I.P. Lit featuring reading and discussing in an intimate book loft. Be Electric, 8 p.m., free.

Alda Nugent reads from her essay collection You Don’t Have to Like Me. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Sloane Crosley discusses her hilarious debut novel The Clasp. Crosley, known for two essay collections, uses fiction to explore similar themes, mainly funny things that happen to young women in New York City. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, and Seth Kushner celebrate books from HANG DAI. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Andy Christie, Leona Godin, and Gail Thomas join the Sideshow Goshko, along with Leslie Goshko. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/23: Jaclyn Adomeit, Fraylie Nord, and others read in celebration of Issue 6 of Armchair/Shotgun. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kristin Sanders, Chelsea Hodson, Szilvia Molnar, and Jessica Smith read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Saeed Jones and NYU MFA students read at the Emerging Writers Reading Series. KGB, 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 →