Notable NYC: 10/15–10/21


Saturday 10/15: Anaïs Duplan and Marie Buck join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Nivea Castro, Micaela Foley, Pamela L. Laskin, Maria Fernanda Snellings, and JP Howard celebrate the launch of Harlequin Issue 8. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/16: Antara Ganguli presents Tanya Tania. WORD Jersey City, 3p.m., free.

Rico Frederick, Beth Bachmann, Cynthia Manick, and David McLoghlin read poetry at Hunger and Hallelujah. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 10/17: Anaïs Duplan and Loma (Christopher Soto) join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Adam Falkner, Rashidah Ismaili, Quincy Scott Jones, Patricia Spears Jones, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Marilyn Nelson, and Tony Medina join the Writing Aloud Series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Craig Lucas, Lorin Stein, Michael Greenberg, and Deborah Eisenberg celebrate Henry Green along with NYRB Classics. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Laurie Penny reads Everything Belongs to the Future. McNally Jackson Books, 8 p.m., free.

Meredith Monk and Anne Waldman join the Academy of American Poets fall conversation series. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Jean Valentine and Jane Mead join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Patricia Santomasso hosts the See No Evil Reading Series for All of Them Witches, Ghosts or Worse… Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/18: Douglas Crimp presents Before Pictures, the story of Crimp’s life as a young gay man. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jade Chang talks with Saeed Jones about The Wangs vs. The World. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Sunil Yapa talks with Lee Bourdreaux about Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, now out in paperback. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Britt Bennett talks with Angela Flournoy about The Mothers. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jenny Dorsey, Rōze Traore, Grace Lieberman, and more celebrate the release of Knives and Ink, hosted by editor Isaac Fitzgerald and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/19: Garrett Caples and Hoa Nguyen join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Margo Jefferson and Laurie Stone read and discuss their most recent books. Cornelia Street Cafe, 6 p.m., $10.

Helen Ellis reads from her hilarious short story collection American Housewife and discusses the book with Julia Dahl. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Nell Zink reads Nicotine, about Penny, a young woman who involves herself with an activist collective set in Jersey City. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lauret Savoy and Derrick Jackson discuss Trace: Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape, a book of essays. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Carlos Lara, Will Alexander, Sylvia Legris, and Marcella Durand read poetry with host Brian Amsterdam. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Tim Murphy talks with Boris Kachka about Christodora. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/20: Leah Umansky, Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, and Julia Phillips join the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ben Marcus, author of Leaving the Sea, talks with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Robertson and Rachel Levitsky discuss 3 Summers. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Slouka discusses his memoir Nobody’s Son with Nick Flynn. Powerhouse Books, 7 p.m., free.

Debra Spark discusses her novel Unknown Caller with Joan Silber. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/21: Anthony Alves presents You Should Never Be Afraid of Amish People Again. McNally Jackson Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mahtem Shifferaw, Aracelis Girmay, Maaza Mengiste, Mebrak Tareke, and Emmanuel Iduma read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 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 →