Notable NYC: 11/28–12/4


Monday 11/30: Simon Van Booy presents his story collection Tales of Accidental Genius. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Matt Hart and Darcie Dennigan join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Molly Crabapple launches Drawing Blood with Matt Taibbi. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Foreman, Ken Jacobs, and George Hunka celebrate Foreman’s latest two books. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/1: Luc Sante reads The Other Paris, presented by Vol 1 Brooklyn. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Ed Hamilton reads The Chintz Age, seven stories and a novella about the gentrification of New York City. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Stokes, Lynne Tillman, Belinda McKeon, Porochista Khakpour, Gina Apostol, Sam Lipsyte, Mark Doten, Molly Crabapple, and more join McNally Jackson Live, a variety show. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Nick Flynn, Tina Chang, Ming Di, and Ken Chen celebrate the poetry of Liu Xia. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Benjamin Taylor and Claudia Roth Pierpont discuss Taylor’s new book Proust: The Search. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/2: Marie Howe and Michael Klein join the Poetry Society of America reading series. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Ginger Strand presents The Brothers Vonnegut. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Nina Puro and Wendy Xu read chapbooks. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Ruth Danon and Natania Rosenfeld read poetry. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Joseph O’Neill reads The Dog. Irish Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $12.

Kelly Link, Richard Butner, Alice Sola Kim, and A.B. Robinson join the HiFi Reading Series. HiFi Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/3: Ryan Britt discusses Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths with Cecil Baldwin. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Paul Beatty and Isaac Fitzgerald discuss The Sellout. St. Francis College, 7 p.m., free.

Ursula Eagly, Greg Farrell, and Hannah Coolidge join the SHELTER Speaker Series. Wedny’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Ruby and Jennifer Bartlett join the Prose Pros reading series. Sidewalk Cafe, 6:30 p.m., free.

Kristen Case, Samira Negrouche, Anna Moschovakis, Megan Fernandes, and Sarah Riggs read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 8 p.m., free.

Emily Fragos reads from her latest work and talks with KC Trommer. NYU Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Patty Park and Rebecca Dinerstein join Pete’s Reading Series. Dinerstein’s The Sunlit Night tells the story of two people crossing paths above the Arctic Circle. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 12/4: Sinan Antoon, Nathalie Handal, Lawrence Joseph, Nancy Kricorian, Rickey Laurentiis, Jason Schneiderman, Tom Sleigh, and Tiphanie Yanique celebrate the anthology Extraordinary Rendition: American Writers on Palestine. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

D.H. Varma, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, and Jasmine Gibson join the Multifarious Array reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 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 →