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'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 →