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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →