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'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 →