Notable NYC: 12/5–12/11


Saturday 12/5: Chelsea Hodson and Morgan Parker join the Segue series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 12/6: Heidi Julavits and Naja Marie Aidt join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 12/7: Athena Farrkhozad, Jennifer Nelson, Mary-Lan Tan, and Natalie Eilbert join the Hatchet Job reading series. Three Diamond Door, 7 p.m., free.

Alejandra Miguel, Justino Crawford, and Orlando White join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Tom Sleigh and Robin Beth Schaer join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/8: Eugene Vodolazkin and Lisa Hayden discuss Lazurus. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Josh Gondelman, Daniel Nester, Natasha Rothwell, and Hallie Cantor join the Real Characters series. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Zuba, Rangi McNeil, Leslie Allison, and Jennifer Nelson celebrate books by Ugly Duckling Presse. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Deborah Landau and Matthew Rohrer read poetry. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Claudia Rankine, Cleonie White, and Sarah Stemp read from their latest works. 92Y, 8:15 p.m., $22.

Wednesday 12/9: Michael Cunningham reads A Wild Swan, a collection of stories. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sam Ross, Hanif Willis Abdurraqib, Megan Privitello, and Khadijah Queen join the Atlas reading series. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.

Patricia Spears Jones and Susie Timmons join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 12/10: Candice Mays, Gabrielle Campagnano, R.G. Vasicek, and Sandra Proto join the Boundless Tales reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 12/11: Nancy Jacobs, Alison Wilgus, Anya Sacharow, and Alizah Salario join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Bradley Schmidt, Callie Garnett, Cathy Eisenhower, Karen Weiser, Kevin Platt, and Stalina Villarreal celebrate Ugly Duckling Presse at their year-end holiday party. The Boiler, 7:30 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 →