Notable NYC: 9/30–10/6


Saturday 9/30: Dara Wier and Evie Shockley read poetry. Berl’s Poetry, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/1: Nicola Masciandaro, Mai Mang, Tim Caston, Nick Schiff, Loretta Lopez, Nico Vassilakis, and Mona Kareem celebrate the Brooklyn College Review issue 3. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5 p.m., free.

Jean Hanff Korelitz and Jennifer Stein join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 10/2: Jeffrey Eugenides talks with Ruth Franklin about Fresh Complaint, his first collection of short stories. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $27.

Adam Fitzgerald, Emily Skillings, and Ali Cobbey Eckermann join Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/3: Jaime Lowe talks with Caity Weaver about Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Scott Spencer and Jonathan Dee talk with Kerri Arsenault about their latest books. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Masha Gessen talks with David Remnick about The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. BAM, 7 p.m., $25.

Deji Bryce Olukotun discusses After the Flare with Yinka Adegoke, a follow-up to his debut novel Nigerians in Space. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ruth Franklin, Victor LaValle, Rosie Schapp, and A.M. Homes discuss Shirley Jackson and A Rather Haunted Life. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Roberta Allen and Donald Breckenridge read from their latest works of fiction. Spoonbill & Sugartown Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/4: Franklin Foer discusses how big tech will destroy us all and his new book World Without Mind. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Josh Weil and Mike Harvkey discuss The Age of Perpetual Light. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Hernán Díaz discusses In the Distance with Gabe Habash. McNally Jackson Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Scott S. Greenberger presents The Unexpected President, a biography of a president you probably couldn’t name, Chester A. Arthur. No really—he was the 21st President. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Karl Geary, Simeon Marsalis, and Minna Zallman Proctor celebrate an evening of Catapult Books including Montpelier Parade, As Lie Is to Grin, and Landslide: True Stories. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jeffrey Eugenides talks with Emma Cline about his collection of short stories, Fresh Complaint. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $28.

Alexis Okeowo and Jenna Wortham discuss A Moonless Starless Sky. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/5: Eric Smith presents Welcome Home, a collection of adoption-themed short stories. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Paula Bomer, Tamara Shopsin, and Paul Sahre join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Fiona Sze-Lorrain, David Larsen, and Anna Moschovakis read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 8 p.m., free.

Karl Geary presents Montpelier Parade and talks about it with Dan Sheehan with an introduction by Gabriel Byrne. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

John Freeman celebrates the latest issue of Freeman’s with a lineup of top secret guests from the issue that probably won’t confirm their attendance until the last minute. 66 West 12th Street / New School, 7 p.m., $16.

Anuk Arudpragasam and Leslie Jamison discuss intimacy and war. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Brent Hayes Edwards and Morgan Parker discuss Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination. Book Culture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Egan presents Manhattan Beach. Brooklyn Naval Yard BLGD 92, 6:30 p.m., free with RSVP.

Josh Weil discusses The Age of Perpetual Light with Hannah Tinti. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →