Notable NYC: 12/12–12/18


Saturday 12/12: Diana Hamilton and Steve McCaffery join the Segue series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Many people read Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. Housing Works, 1 p.m., free.

Brian Matthew Kim, Ann Podracky, Jolie Hale, and Jason N. Fischedick join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Thomas Sayers Ellis, Ailish Hopper, Randall Horton, James Brandon Lewis, Luke Stewart, Janice Lowe, Ryan Frazier, and Margaret Morris present Dem Damn Beatitudes. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 12/13: Katy Bohinc, Rachael M. Wilson, and Jamieson Webster present Double Entendre. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 12/14: Chinelo Okparanta, Jamie Iredell, Ryan Britt, Niina Pollari, Annie Liontas, and Rachel Sherman join Franklin Park Reading Series to close out 2015 with a mix of poetry, essays, memoir, and fiction. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

László Krasznahorka and Salman Rushdie discuss their latest works, hosted by Valeria Luiselli. 92Y, 8 p.m., $31.

Jericho Brown and Montana Ray join the Poetry Project series. Browon is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and Ray has published 5 chapbooks and the full length collection guns & butter. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Tuesday 12/15: Melissa Febos, Alexandra Kleeman, Alex Mar, Lincoln Michel, and Angel Nafis join The Rumpus and Electric Literature for It’s Too Cold For This: A Holiday Reading. Melissa Febos is the author of Whip Smart, a memoir of her time as a dominatrix. Alexandra Kleeman’s You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine is a postmodern exploration of television, processed foods and cults. Alex Mar’s The Witches of America examines the various practices of American witch culture. Lincoln Michel’s debut story collection Upright Beasts draws on different elements of science fiction to craft a unique view of the world. Angel Nafis is a poet and author of the collection BlackGirl Mansion. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Naomi J. Williams and Robin Beth Schaer read recent works and talk about shipwrecks. Morbid Anatomy Museum, 8 p.m., $8.

Michele Carlo, Lauren Cook, and Sam Dingman join Leslie Goshko for the latest Sideshow Goshko. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/16: Sarah McCarry and C. S. E. Cooney join the Fantastic Fiction series, New York City’s only speculative fiction series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Jim Dine and Dorothea Lasky read poetry. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 12/17: Adam Wilson, Amanda Petrusich, and Tim Kreider join H.I.P. Lit and guest curator Paul Rome for the latest Hideaway Salon. Be Electric, 8:30 p.m., free.

Annie Baker, Lynne Tillman, and Emily Stokes join McNally Jackson Live, a literary variety show. McNally Jackson Books, 8 p.m., free.

Friday 12/18: Sara Deniz Akant, Adrienne Raphel, Urayoán Noel, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Tamayo, Rickey Laurentiis, Cynthia Manick, and Monica McClure join the Free Water series. 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 →