Notable NYC: 10/29–11/4

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Saturday 10/29: Allison Cobb and Angela Hume join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Rigoberto González, Sharon Olds, Carl Phillips, and Tiphanie Yanique join Callaloo for the 40th Anniversary Celebration reading. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 p.m., free.

Grace Bonner, Jen Levitt, and Megan Staffel read their books from publisher Four Way Books. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Diana Hamilton, Rob Fitterman, Holly Melgard, Judith Goldman, and Felipe Cussen read for Reading Matters, a multipart art project. Printed Matter, 5 p.m., free.

Chelsea Martin reads from her new novel Mickey, joined by Juliet Escoria and Precious Okoyomon. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Fiona Sze-Lorrain and Maureen McLane read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/30: Alicia Upano and Kimo Armitage celebrate the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award, with introductions by Alexander Chee and Sarah Gambito. McNally Jackson Books, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 10/31: Rae Armantrout and Kaveh Akbar join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Genevieve Tucholke and Patricia Santomasso join the See No Evil reading series for a night of birds. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Karen Heuler and Yoss have a Halloween literary party with Other Places and Super Extra Grande. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Marcy Dermansky discusses her new novel The Red Car with Megan Abbott. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/1: Ferrante Fever! Celebrate the acclaimed Italian author and her latest books Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey and The Beach at Night around the city at events all week. Roxana Robinson, Dayna Tortorici, Ayana Mathis, and Ann Goldstein celebrate Ferrante. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Donna Kaz presents her memoir Un/Masked: Memoirs of Guerrilla Girl on Tour. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/2: Alexandra Kleeman, Raluca Albu, Anelise Chen, and J.W. McCormack join the HiFi Reading Series. HiFi Bar, 7:40 p.m., free.

Alexander Chee celebrates the launch of the paperback edition of The Queen of the Night along with Justin Vivian Bond, Maaza Mengiste, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Tim Murphy, Sam Sax, Ed Lin, Mira Jacob, and Lisa Flanagan. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Laurie Stone presents her short story collection My Life as an Animal. BookCulture 112th St, 7 p.m., free.

Garth Risk Hallberg, Rebecca Dinerstein, and Rita J. King have a Ferrante discussion. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Richard Snow presents Iron Dawn, a history of the civil war through water warfare. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/3: Francine Prose discusses her latest book Mister Monkey with Samantha Hunt. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Eimeer McBride, author of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, reads from her new novel, The Lesser Bohemians. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

David Lida and Daniel Alarcón discuss Lida’s novel One Life. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

John Turturro, Judith Thurman, Giancarlo Lombardi, and Darcey Steinke celebrate Ferrante. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel Hadas, Shalom Gorewitz, Lindsey Royce, and Jeanne Marie Beaumont read poetry hosted by Scott Hightower. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Lindsay Hatton and Caroline Leavitt join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cynthia Manick, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Hala Alyan join the Brooklyn Poets series. Local 61, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/4: Nina Cassian, Adrian Sangeorzan, and Snezana Zabic celebrate New Meridian Arts launching of their first books. KGB Bar, 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →