Notable NYC: 10/7–10/13


Saturday 10/7: Ricardo Hernandez and Safiya Sinclair launch the new season of Segue Reading series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Brooklyn Lit Crawl. Assorted Venues, 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m., free.

David J. Goodwin presents Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street. WORD Jersey City, 3 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/8: Danya Kukafka, Sarah Bridgins, Amira Pierce, and Lucas Hunt join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free.

John Haskell and Anelise Chen join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 10/9: Alex Gilvarry, Eileen Myles, David Burr Gerrard, Simeon Marsalis, and Jana Benova join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Julia Wertz presents Tenements, Towers, & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City, along with conversation with Lauren Weinstein. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Zack McDermott talks with Kent Russell about Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/10: James McBride presents Five-Carat Soul and talks with Eric Eddings. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leland Cheuk, Heather Derr-Smith, and Adrian Shirk join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Jill Bialosky and Will Schwalbe discuss Poetry Will Save Your Life. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Cristina García presents her novel Here in Berlin. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Helen Benedict presents Wolf Season with Matt Gallagher. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Paul Auster presents A Life in Words. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/11: Kristen Sollee, Cooper Wilhelm, Kenyatta JP Garcia, Dianca London, and Lisa Marie Basile join the Luna Luna October reading with At the Inkwell. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Paul Vidich and Joseph Kanon discuss literary spy novels. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Ladee Hubbard and Glory Edim discuss The Talented Ribkins. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Deirdre Coyle, Pilot Viruet, Abbey Bender, Julie Buntin, Tyler Coates, Hermoine Hoby, Brittany Spanos, Amanda Mull, and Rakesh Satyal join Vol 1 Brooklyn for the Greatest 3-Minute Celebrity Stories. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Jeannie Vanasco talks with Michelle Legro about The Glass Eye. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/12: Bette Pesetsky, Jonathan Greenhause, Chinelo Okparanta, Emily Saso, and Sarah Wang celebrate the release of LitMag. McNally Jackson, 8 p.m., free.

Gloria Beth Amodeo, Erika Meitner, and Jason Schneiderman join the Franklin Electric Reading Series. Work Heights, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elif Batuman and Nick Laird join Darin Strauss for a discussion. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Matthew Zapruder talks Why Poetry with Mary Louise Parker. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nathan Englander talks with Jordan Pavlin about Dinner at the Center of the Earth. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/13: Rachel Corbett and Morten Hoi Jensen discuss new biographies. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Charif Shanahan, Jay Deshpande, E.C. Belli, Marina Blitshteyn, and David McLoghlin read poetry. 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 →