Notable NYC: 11/14–11/20


Saturday 11/14: Meredith Alling, Shuana Barbosa, Tia Clark, Jonathan Dixon, Noy Holland, Victoria Kornick, Katie Mayfield, and Javier Zamora celebrate the launch of No Tokens Journal Issue 4. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Bernadette Mayer, Michael Ruby, and Sam Truitt celebrate Colors of a Lineup of Words: The Early Books of Bernadette Mayer. Poets House, 3 p.m., free.

Julie Ezebelle Patton and Laynie Browne join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Joseph Fritsch, Kirsten Chen, Ajai Raj, Kelsey Bryden, Candice Lee, Mike Tedesco, Sébastien Bernard, Karen Less, Alyssa Lott, and Vienna Rose join the Say Yes reading series. 1013 Pacific St, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday 11/15: Jason Koo, Oriana Leckert, and Melissa Petro join the Hustle series, a look at the business of writing. WORD Brooklyn, 2 p.m., free.

Brigid Hughes and contributors celebrate the latest issue of A Public Space. BookCourt, 2 p.m., free.

Bruce Bauman reads Broken Sleep, a novel. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Rickey Laurentiis, Tommy Pico, Charlie Hoffman, Emily Alford, Nathan Xavier Osorio, Christopher Blackman, and Sophie Unterman join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Leland Cheuk, Robin McLean, Lenore Myka, and David Winner join the Sunday Salon series. Jimmyss no. 43, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 11/16: Madeline Levine, Timothy Snyder, Alissa Valles, and Edwin Frank discuss A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mahogany Browne, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Rickey Laurentiis join Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jami Attenberg and B. A. Shapiro discuss their new novels. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Kevin Barry reads his new novel Beatlebone. Irish Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $12.

Tuesday 11/17: Jeffrey Cranor, Joseph Fink and moderator Maureen Johnson discuss Welcome to Night Vale. WORD Jersey City, 7:30p.m., free.

Garth Risk Hallberg reads City on Fire, a novel about wealthy people betraying each other. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kevin Barry presents his novel Battlebone along with Electric Literature. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rahawa Haile, Maxwell Neely-Cohen, Jesse Fox, Alex Shepard, Mensah Demary, Meredith Turits, Claire Beaudreault, Stephanie Anderson, Stephanie Butnick, and Mitchell S. Jackson, with host Jason Diamond, read 3-minute basketball stories. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Ari Berman, Jelani Cobb, David Shields, Philip Lopate, Leonard Gardner, and Gary Giddins join McNally Jackson Live, a streaming podcast. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Susana Moreira Marques talks with Leslie Jamison about Now and at the Hour of Our Death. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Martha Smith and Rachel Hadas read new works. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Bob Herman, Alisha Kaplan, Paco Marquez, Tantra-zawadi, Martine Bellen, Joanna Fuhrman, Joe Pan, Leah Umansky, Timothy Anderson, Anna Moser, Ada Smailbegović, and Rachael M. Wilson celebrate small press night. Sidewalk NYC, 6:30 p.m., $5.

Wednesday 11/18: Richard Hell and Luc Sante join McNally Jackson Live. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Gaitskill reads her new novel, The Mare. Brooklyn Public LIbrary, 7:30 p.m., free.

B.A. Shapiro reads The Muralist. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Micah Ling, Todd Colby, Justin Petropoulos, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Aaron Kunin and Charles North join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Julie Buntin, Julia Pierpont, and Kathleen Alcott join the Tables of Contents Reading Series. Buntin is an editor at Catapult and her debut novel Marlena is forthcoming. Julia Pierpont’s Among the Ten Thousand Things is about the breakdown of a family after an affair. Egg, 7p.m., free.

Thursday 11/19: Kate Gavino presents Last Night’s Reading. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ken Murray, Elizabeth Sanders, and Brian Gresko join H.I.P. Lit for the Hideaway Series. Be Electric, 8:30 p.m., free.

Amy Koppelman reads Hesitation Wounds, a novel. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Cline, Kristin Dombek, Cathy Park Hong, and Lorin Stein celebrate The Unprofessionals, a new collection of writing from the Paris Review. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Simon Critchley discusses Memory Theater with Christian Lorentzen. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julio Marzán/J.A. Marzán, Paolo Javier, and Maria Lisella read poetry. Astoria Bookshop, 6 p.m., free.

Elaine Equi, Melanie Neilson, and Martine Bellen read poetry. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Bonnie Jo Campbell and Carolyn Chute discuss novels. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Steve Zultanski, Sarette Morgan, and Neeraj Mehta read poetry. Unnameable Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jim Shepard and Lynne Tillman join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/20: Cheryl Strayed, Ashley C. Ford, Tavi Gevinson, and Janet Mock celebrate Brave Enough, Strayed’s latest book. Isaac Fitzgerald will host. Housing Works, 6:30 p.m., $8.

Claire Vaye Watkins reads Gold Fame Citrus. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wendy Barnes, Chialun Chang, Marisa Crawford, Brooke Ellsworth, Autumn Gilbert, Stephanie Gray, Josh Lefkowitz, Laura Marie Marciano, Connie Mae Oliver, Leila Ortiz, Albert Pulido, Nina Puro, Jon Sands, Bridget Talone, and Abigail Welhouse celebrate the latest issue of No, Dear Magazine. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.

Garth Risk Hallberg and Julia Pierpont read their debut novels. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 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 →