Saturday 12/10: Mike Albo, Sandra Bauleo, Alexander Chee, Marcy Dermansky, Natalie Diaz, Elif Batuman, Angela Flournoy, Jill Hennessy, Alice Sola Kim, Téa Obreht, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Jamil Smith, Rob Spillman, Emma Straub, Peter Straub, J. Courtney Sullivan, Marie-Helene Bertino, Ted Dodson, Chinelo Okparanta, Lisa Lucas and others read from Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. Housing Works, 1 p.m.–4 p.m., free.
Unnameable Books hosts Sarah Schulman for a reading and discussion of her newest book, Conflict Is not Abuse. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 12/11: Josh Fomon, Becca Klaver, Jennifer Stella, and Jordan Okumura read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.
Women and Allies protest Not My President. Union Square, all day, free.
Amanda Warren, Rick Moody, Cecilia Corrigan, Dianca London, Molly McArdle, and Conrad Lochner judge the battle of literary bands comprised of members of the NYC literary scene including No Sky God, featuring Prelude editor Stu Watson; The Dottie Parkers, featuring FLAPPERHOUSE editors Joe O’Brien and Alibi Jones; The Delorean Sisters, featuring WIRED contributor Clive Thompson, and Sean H. Doyle, a solo performer. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.
A.L. Steiner aka Ridykeulous, Alice Buchanan, Alison Kinney, Amy Rose Spiegel, Amy Virginia Buchanan, Ben Sisto, Brandon Stosuy, Bryan Lowder, Cameron Mesirow, Candace Williams, Carla Bruce-Eddings, Cat Fitzpatrick, Cecilia Corrigan, Chloë Bass, Christen Clifford, Cynthia Cruz, Cynthia Schemmer, Darcie Wilder, David Castillo, Diamond Sharp, Diya Vij, Dolan Morgan, Eartheater, Eileen Isagon Skyers, Elisa Wouk Almino, Emily Skillings, George Abraham, Giselle Buchanan, Glory Edim, Greg Fox (Liturgy), Hafizah Geter, Hossannah Asuncion, Jamara Wakefield, Jenn Pelly, Jennifer Baker, Jennifer Vanilla (Ava Luna), Jessica Lynne, Jillian Steinhauer, John Yau, Josephine Livingstone, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Kate Wadkins, Katie Alice Greer, Kimberly Drew, Liz Pelly, Marwa Helal, Maud Newton, Maura K Johnston, Megan Healey, Megan Rosario Fredette, Meredith Graves, Michele Filgate, Molly Neuman (Bratmobile), Molly Quinn, Molly Schnick, Nancy Bulalacao, Natalie Eilbert, PJ Policarpio, Ralph Lemon, Sally Wen Mao, Sarah Jean Alexander, Sid Orlando, Siddhartha Mitter, Tae Won Yu, T Cole Rachel, Tanwi Islam, Todd Shalom & Niegel Smith, Tommy Kha , Vinay Krishnan, Willa Koehler, and Zeba Blay celebrate Art After Trump. Housing Works, 6 p.m., free.
Friday 12/16: Safiya Sinclair, Sam Sax, Muriel Leung, and Emily Skillings join Free Water reading series for the 16th incarnation. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.
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