Notable NYC: 12/3–12/9



Saturday 12/3: Natalie Diaz and T’ai Freedom Ford join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 12/4: Jonathan Lethem discusses Italo Calvino. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $8.

Alexandra Kleeman and Kelly Luce join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Kleeman’s latest collection of stories, Intimations, feature neurotic characters with deranged comedy. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.


Monday 12/5: Daniel Castro, Diane Cook, and Khaliah Williams joins the Sackett Street Writers Workshop reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Jonathan Safran Foer talks about Here I Am from questions submitted by readers. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

David Lehman and Elizabeth A.I. Powell join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/6: Nina Collins discusses Whatever Happened to Interracial Love with Lisa Lucas. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Barry Gifford presents The Up-Down, a violent novel. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Liz Appel, Sylvie Bertrand, Rico Frederick, Susannah Mintz, Patricia Smith, and Abigail Wender celebrate the fall issue of ep;phany. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/7: Siri Hustvedt discusses A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women with Simon Critchley. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kyle Booten, Iris Cushing, Elizabeth Fodaski, Megan Milks, Davy Knittle, Daniel Poppick, and others celebrate the latest issue of Fence with The New Normal isn’t Normal. Howl Happening, 7 p.m., free.

Andrés Castro, LaForrest Cope, Kristi Hart, Catherine Thom, and Matt Thomas celebrate the latest issue of Newtown Literary. Terraza 7, 7 p.m., free.

Colin Dickey reads Ghostland. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Heather Cleary, Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Nicol Sealey, and Sarah Wang join the HiFi Reading Series for a night curated by Stonecutter. HiFi Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/8: Michele Filgate hosts Elisa Albert, Morgan Parker, Margo Jefferson, Ruth Franklin, and Bethanne Patrick for the Red Ink Series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

NYC Writers Resistance Organizing. 61 Local, 8:30 p.m., free.

M. Leona Godin, Ananda Lima, and Yesenia Montilla join the Brew reading series. Hungry Ghost, 7 p.m., free.

Michelle Campagna, Anthony Cappo, Joey De Jesus, and William Derks celebrate the launch of the Black Rabbit Review. The Black Rabbit, 8 p.m., free.

Friday 12/9: Zadie Smith presents Swing Time. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.


Jason Diamond discusses Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching ’80s Movies with Dana Schwartz. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Gabriela Garcia hosts A Poet’s Resistance, a forum to respond to the current political climate. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 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 More from this author →