Notable NYC: 10/24–10/30


Saturday 10/24: Eileen Tjan, Fawna Xiao, Chris Nickels, and LA Johnson celebrate the launch of The Intentional, issue 4. 20 Pulaski Street, 8 p.m., Free.

Anna Lefler reads Preschooled. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Rodney Koeneke and Edwin Torres join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Celina Su, Jena Osman, and Cecelia Vicuña read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Shante’ Cozier, Negus Adeyemi, and Morgan Parker celebrate the launch of Sometimes Angels, Cozier’s new chapbook. 333 Lounge, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/25: Daniel Poppick and Christian Schlegel celebrate the launch of Schlegel’s new collection Honest James. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Marie Basile, Jane Liddle, Randall Brown, Jesse Kohn, Julia Stayer, and Amina Gautier read from Best Small Fictions Anthology. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 10/26: Joseph Langdon and Rosemary Powers, winners of Poets & Writers’s 2015 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange, read their work. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Denise Duhamel, Maureen Seaton, and Michael Klein join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/27: Kate Gavino launches Last Night’s Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors, a collection of illustrations of authors and their famous quotes. Jazmine Hughes, Julia Fierro, Alexander Chee, Mira Jacob, and Lev Grossman read from their works. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Bill Clegg and Jill Bialosky discuss their latest books. Clegg, a literary agent and memoirist, recently released his debut novel Did You Ever Have a Family. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/28: Ryan Britt, Tobias Carroll, Laird Barron, John Langan, and Livia Llewellyn celebrate The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Steve Stern reads The Pinch and Greg Hrbek reads Not on Fire, but Burning. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Ron Childress talks with Hillary Jordan about And West is West. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julia Fierro, Maris Kreizman, Danielle Rayman, Lucy Silag, and Andrew Unger discuss literary communities online and off, sponsored by a Sackett Street Writers Workshop. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Julia Markus reads Lady Byron and her Daughters. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Rusty Barnes, Lisa Marie Basile, Randall Brown, George Choundas, Jesse Kohn, Jane Liddle, Dawn Raffel, Kathryn Savage, and Julia Strayer read some Best Small Fiction. NYU Booktore, 6 p.m., free.

Maureen Owen and Karen Weiser join the Poetry Project reading series. The Poetry Project, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/29: Emily Schultz, Jason Diamond, Sarah Seltzer, and Anna Prushinskaya read for Midwest vs. NYC, presented by Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Joyland. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Lincoln Michel reads Upright Beasts along with Alex Mar for Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Vivian Gornick, Parul Sehgal, and Jeannette Winterson present a multi-arts event. National Sawdust, 8 p.m., free.

Abraham Smith, Nathan Parker, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Ashley Chambers read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Mairéad Byrne, Maria Damon, Andrew Durbin, Ted Dodson, Ben Fama, Ian Hatcher, Lucy Ives, Mariette Lamson, and Sophia Le Fraga close out the exhibit “Writing in Threads.” Printed Matter, 6 p.m., free.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips talks with Ishion Hutchinson. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Alex Palmer, Virginia Pye, and Mindy Raf join the Guerilla Lit Series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/30: Janice Lowe and Pamela Sneed read Belladonna books at the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Wo Chan, Stephon Lawrence, and Tommy Pico join the Multifarious Array reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Henri Cole, Mariama J. Lockington, and Jenny Offill read contributions to Washington Square, the NYU literary journal. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.


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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 More from this author →