Notable NYC: 10/1–10/7


Saturday 10/1: Lit Crawl NYC begins at 6 p.m. and continues in phases. Multiple Locations, 6 p.m., free.

Moustafa Bayoumi, Paula Bomer, Joel Hinman, Patricia Park, and Joseph Salvattore join H.I.P. Lit and Epiphany for Lit Crawl NYC. The Vig Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Karen Brennan, Nathan McClain, and Kamilah Aisha Moon join Four Way Books for Lit Crawl NYC. Von Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Zoe Zolbrod and Sari Wilson discuss Girls Coming of Age, and Zolbrod’s memoir The Telling and Wilson’s novel Girl Through Glass. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Gottlieb and Saretta Morgan join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Adam Zachary, Ruby Brunton, Mary Boo Anderson, Joseph Ianni, and Elijah Pearson read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/2: Leopoldine Core talks with Gabrielle Belle about When Watched. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Aja Couchois Duncan presents Restless Continent from Litmus Press with Youmna Chlala and Maryam Parkhizar. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5:30 p.m., free.

Monday 10/3: D. Foy presents Patricide along with Mira Jacob, Will Chancellor, Elizabeth Crane, and Volume 1 Brooklyn. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Brooke Obie reads from her debut novel Book of Addis with Sil Lai Abrams and Ebony LaDelle. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Stacy Schiff discusses The Witches: Salem 1692 with Paul Elie. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/4: Caroline Leavitt talks with Rick Moody about Cruel Beautiful World. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/5: Karen Brennan, Joel Brouwer, Henry Israeli, and Jen Levitt celebrate fall releases from Four Way Books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Jonathan Lee, Ariel Lewiton, Dan Sheehan, and Kyle Lucia Wu join the Hi Fi Reading series. Hi Fi Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lidija Dimkovska talks with Katie Kitamura about A Spare Life. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

The Poetry Brothel goes to the Wild, Wild West. House of Yes, $30, 8 p.m.

Thursday 10/6: Nell Zink talks with Tony Tulathimutte about her new books Nicotine and Private Novelist, along with BOMB Magazine. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Andrea Kleine and Anna Soloman join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ben Katchor presents Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures of Urban Decay. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Emmanuel Iduma launches The Sound of things to Come. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chloe Caldwell talks with Ashley C. Ford about I’ll Tell You In Person, a new collection of essays. Powerhouse Books, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel Polansky presents A City Dreaming, a novel. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Steffi Drewes, Sara Wintz and Melissa Buzzeo read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Joel Brouwer, Henry Israeli, and Megan Staffel celebrate books from Four Way Books. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Friday 10/7: Kathleen Alcott, Megan Lynch, Kirby Kim, and Katie Kitamura celebrate the Emerging Writers Membership from the Authors Guild, presented in conjunction with Electric Literature. Powerhouse Books, 6 p.m., free.

Jason Koo, Shira Erlichman, Brynne Rebele-Henry, and Jayson P. Smith read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Alexandra Chasin, Margo Jefferson, and Elizabeth Kendall discuss Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger’s War on Drugs. BookCourt 112th, 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 →