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'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 →