Notable NYC: 11/5–11/11


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'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 →