Notable NYC: 10/22–10/28

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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 Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →