Notable NYC: 10/21–10/27


Saturday 10/21: Emily Bludworth de Barrios and Carlos Prince-Sanchez read poetry. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.

Joseph O. Legaspi and Phillip B. Williams join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 10/22: D. Foy, Nelly Reifler, and Kaitlin Solimine join the Pigeon Pages reading series. Powerhouse Arena, 5 p.m., free.

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta and Angel Dominguez read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

David Yaffe reads from Reckless Daughter. Spoonbill & Sugartown Bedford Ave, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 10/23: Alex Gilvarry and Augustus Rose discuss Eastman Was Here and The Ready-Made Thief. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dana Levin and Gabrielle Calvocoressi join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Alice Waters talks with Hilton Als. Peter Jay Sharp Building, 7:30 p.m., $25.

Eve L. Ewing and Jamilah Lemieux discuss Electric Arches, a new collection of poetry. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Jen Bervin, Karla Kelsey, and Celina Su read poetry. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/24: Daniel José Older presents Shadowhouse Fall. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lucinda Rosenfeld talks with Deborah Treisman. National Arts Club, 8 p.m., free.

Mehreen Kasana, Dianca London, Stephen Lawrence, Andy Huang, Justin Allen, and James Yeh join host Roshan Abraham for the Final Fantasy reading series. Friends and Lovers, 8 p.m., $5.

Nicole Bast, Chris Campanioni, Monica Lewis, and Susan Lewis join the Cool as F*** Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

John Grisham reads The Rooster Bar. St Ann the Holy Trinity Church, 7 p.m., $35.

Victor LaValle presents The Best of Richard Matheson. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Joyce Carol Oates and Charles Gross join Syntax/Synapse. Center for Fiction, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/25: Elaine Sexton, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Carol Zoref, and William Olsen celebrate the latest issues of Poetry and Prose. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Britt Canty, Jessie Chaffee, Rosamond S. King, Swati Khurana, and Master Michael Quinn join host Nancy Hightower for Of Saints and Monsters. St. Peter’s Chelsea, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Oliver and Adam Silvera discuss Ringer and They Both Die at the End. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Albert Mobilio launches Games and Stunts. Spoonbill & Sugartown Montrose Ave., 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Marie Basile, Deirdre Coyle, Alibi Jones, Stephen Langlois, Bud Smith, Keegan Lester, Joanna C. Valente, Cooper Wilhelm, and the late Shirley Jackson celebrate the latest issue of Flapperhouse. Pacific Standard, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/26: Joe Hagan presents Sticky Fingers. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Ed Gavagan, Gastor Almonte, Robin Gelfenbien, and Leslie’s Mom joins the Sideshow Gosko series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Erin Moure and Leah Souffrant read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7:30 p.m., free.

Brit Bennett and Vinson Cunningham celebrate the paperback launch of The Mothers. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Barbara Browning discusses The Gift. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

JT Rogers presents Oslo. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/27: Nicola Lagioia and Michael Reynolds discuss Ferocity. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

John McGregor and Teju Cole discuss Reservoir 13 (our October Rumpus Book Club selection!). Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Brit Bennett reads The Mothers. BookCulture 112th, 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 →