Notable NYC: 11/7–11/13


Saturday 11/7: Diana Hamilton, Kaveh Akbar, Shira Erlichman, Jason Koo, Katy Lederer, Matt Longabucco, and Angel Nafis celebrate the launch of issue 2 of Prelude. Baby’s All Right, 3 p.m., $10.

Lee Ann Brown and Kit Robinson join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Zachary C. Solomon, Naomi McDougall Jones, Spencer Everett, and Sasha Graybosch join the Brooklyn Writers Space series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Ian F. Svenonius presents Censorship Now!!, sponsored by Vol. 1 Brooklyn. WORD Brooklyn, 6 p.m., free.

Book Riot Live hosts various authors including Alexander Chee, Daniel Jose Older, Margaret Atwood, Sara Novic, and more. Metropolitan West, 9 a.m., $89.

Rocîo Ceron, Dorothea Lasky, Ariana Reines, and Jacob Steinberg celebrate poets translating poets. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 11/8: Alex Gilvarry, Arthur Seefahrt, and Hannah Lillith Assadi join the Sunday’s At Erv’s reading series. Gilvarry was one of the National Book Award’s 5 Under 35 nominees in 2014. 2122 Beekman Place, 6 p..m, free.

Roberto Montes, Amber Rambharose, Danniel Schoonebeek, and KMA Sullivan join the Cross Poetry Series. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Book Riot Live hosts various authors including Angela Flournoy, Vincent Toro, Sarah McCarry, and more. Metropolitan West, 9 a.m., $89.

Monday 11/9: Kate Gavino presents Last Night’s Reading along with Jason Diamond. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Molly Crabapple, Rachel B. Glaser, Noy Holland, Sanderia Faye, and KMA Sullivan join the Franklin Park Reading Series for a night celebrating women authors. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Tone Škrjanec and Fanny Howe join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/10: David Corcoran discusses Book of Science with Natalie Angier and John Noble. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ethan Hawke launches Rules for a Knight. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Richie Hofmann and Rickey Laurentiis join the Poetry Society of America series. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Margo Jefferson, Victor LaValle, and Emily Raboteau join the First Person Plural Reading series. Shrine, 7 p.m., free.

Charles Belfoure reads House of Thieves. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mike Lala, Megan Murtha, Joseph Riippi, and Justin Limoli celebrate Plays Inverse’s move to New York City. Solas Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/11: Sara Benincasa presents DC Trip, a new novel. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Carrie Bennett, Aubrie Marrin, Annie Won, Youmna Chlala, Claudia Cortese, and Emily Brandt read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Critinia Rivera-Garza and Prageeta Sharma join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Alex Mar talks with Leslie Jamison about Witches of America along with moderator Isaac Fitzgerald. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Rick Moody launches Hotels of North America. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Cathy Linh Che, Nina Puro, Tafisha Edwards, Callie Garnett, and Low Kwa Mei-en join the Atlas Reading Series. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/12: John McManus launches Fox Tooth Heart, a collection of stories, along with a conversation with Porochista Khakpour. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Michael Cunningham, Alex Mar, Adam Sternbergh, and Michael Robbins join the weekly variety show McNally Jackson Live. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Stacy Schiff reads The Witches. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jhumpa Lahiri and Ann Goldstein discuss Elena Ferrante. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free, waitlist.

Friday 11/13: Kamel Daoud talks with Simon Van Booy about The Meursault Investigation. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Zadie Smith, Colum McCann, Ben Marcus, Sharon Olds, Philip Schultz, Mary Karr, and Jonathan Galassi celebrate the Pushcart Prize XL. The Strand, 7 p.m., $10.

Jenni(f)er Tamayo, Eunsong Kim, and John Keene join the Multifarious Array reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Lo Kwa Mei-en, Tarfia Faizullah, Porochista Khakpour, and Jennifer Tseng celebrate the Kundiman Poetry Prize. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 p.m., free.

Joshua Cohen reads with NYU students. 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 →