Notable NYC: 10/22–10/28


Saturday 10/22: Christopher DeWan reads Hoopty Time Machines, fairy tales for grown ups. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Elaine Kahn and Camilo Roldan join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 10/23: Colin Dickey discusses Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places with Bess Lovejoy. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kyle McCarthy, Lauren Whitehead, Ryan Dzelzkalns, and Aaron Hauptman joins the Pigeon Pages reading series. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 10/24: Garrard Conley, Elizabeth Isadora Gold, Christina Wallace, and Heloise Chung join the Sackett Street Writers reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

John Beer and Christine Kanownik join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Gayle Forman and Melina Marchetta discuss their new books, Leave Me and Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil. BookCulture Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Reyes, Patricia Santomasso, and Daniel Harray join the See No Evil Reading Series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/25: Paula Mejia discusses Psychocandy with Rob Sheffield. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Alex Cuff, Anna Kreienberg, Adam Tedesco, and Sarah Sweeney join the Cool as F*** Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Caroline Leavitt reads Cruel Beautiful World, a novel that looks at sisters and the legacy of family. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sonya Chung reads The Loved Ones. BookCulture Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Bonnie Nadzam, Porochista Khakpour, Kavita Das, and Amy King discuss sexism in the literary world. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Colson Whitehead reads The Underground Railroad. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Marcy Dermansky discusses The Red Car with Lizzie Skurnick. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/26: Roxane Gay, Kristin Valdez Quade, Rickey Laurentiis, and John Freeman have a discussion. Symphony Space, 7:30 p.m., $25.

Dolan Morgan, Gessy Alvarez, and Alexandra Tanner join the Manhattanville Reading Series along with a memoir presentation from Alexander Drywall, a former Black Panther. Manhattanville Coffee Crown Heights, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/27: Meg Elison presents her dystopian novel The Book of the Unnamed Midwife. Powerhouse Books, 7 p.m., free.

W. Scott Poole and Victor LaValle discuss In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Erica Lewis, Paige Taggart, Megan Fernandes, and Becca Klaver read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/28: John Lanagan, Chandler Klang Smith, Daniel Braum, and Nicholas Kaufmann join H.I.P. Lit for a Spooky Salon with music. The Muse, 9 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 →