Notable NYC: 11/5–11/11

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Saturday 11/5: Emily Stokes, Lisa Lucas, Ann Goldstein, Summer Brennan, Stacey D’Erasmo, and moderator Michael Reynolds have Ferrante Fever. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Ari Banais and Wo Chan join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Marlena Chertock, Stephanie Valente, Ian Macks, William Keller, Elijah Pearson, Patrick Trotti, Shy Watson, and Zachary Cosby join host Amanda Dissinger for a night of Bottlecap Press readings. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.

Sunday 11/6: Valerie Hsiung celebrates her third collection of poetry along with Debora Kuan, Dorothea Lasky, Amy Lawless, Rachel Levitsky, Niina Pollari, Camille Rankine, and Emily Skillings. BookCourt, 6 p.m., free.

Robert Schirmer, Larry Fessenden, and Clay Chapman McCleod join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Sierra Ortega, Kristy Belich, Kristina Bicher, Shira Erlichman, and Jeanann Verlee join host Katie Longofono for a night of taboo poetry. Bowery Poetry, 6 p.m., free.

Sommer Browning, Paige Taggart, Adam Tedesco, and Anna Kreienberg read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 11/7: Emily Chammah, Max Freeman, and Akwe Amosu celebrate issue 12 of The Common with Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Acker. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Amber Tamblyn, Jenny Zhang, and Anton Yakovlev join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Lynne Tillman and Eileen Myles discuss The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories, Tillman’s new collection. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/8: Vote. Polls open in New York 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; New Jersey and Connecticut 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/9: Kaveh Akbar, Timothy Donnelly, Dorothea Lasky, Herb Leibowitz, Sarah Ruhl, Jean Valentine, William Zabel, and Alan Ziegler pay tribute to Max Ritvo. Grand Gallery, 7 p.m., free.

Eduardo Rabasa talks with Kathleen Alcott about A Zero Sum Game, translated by Christina MacSweeney. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Janice Y.K. Lee and Vanessa Hua read about motherhood, infidelity, and immigrant narrative. Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 7 p.m., free.

Abraham Burickson and Ayden LeRoux discuss Odyssey Works: Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One, a book about the performance art piece involving Rick Moody, a cello concert, and Canadian border patrol. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Derrick Austin, Sarah Kay, Tara Betts, and Mike Lala join Angel Nafis for the quarterly Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

José Olivarez, Caroline Rothstein, KMA Sullivan, and Maya Osbourne join the Atlas Reading series. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.

Susan Ferrara, Christopher Green, Nick Martorelli, and Christopher Torres join the No, You Tell It series for an election-themed evening. Jimmys No. 43, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/10: Laurie Wilson presents Louise Nevelson Light and Show. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Kerry Cohen presents her new memoir Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Teddy Wayne, Maris Kreizman, and Kate Angus join the Behind the Book Series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Erica Jong, Amy Sohn, Daphne Merkin, and Toni Bentley talk about sex. fi:af, 7 p.m., $25.

Amanda Nadelberg and Anselm Berrigan join the Poetry Society of America for a reading of their work. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Cohen and Ruth Reichl discuss How to Write Like Tolstoy. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Jela Krecic and Slavoj Zizek discuss Krecic’s None Like Here. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Robert C.L. Crawford and Stu Watson launch Prelude magazine. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 11/11: Claudia Salazar Jiménez and Harold Augenbraum discuss the debut novel Blood of the Dawn, translated from the Spanish by Elizabeth Bryer. McNally Jackson Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Diana Hamilton and Conor Messinger read poetry and eat grilled cheese. 221 Nassau Ave, 8 p.m., free.

Scott Adkins hosts the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Rich Ferguson launches New Jersey Me. Molasses Books, 8 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 →