Notable NYC: 10/28–11/3


Saturday 10/28: Greg Ames reads from the story collection Funeral Platter. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free.

Safia Elhillo and Rami Karim join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 10/29: Brent Cunningham, Holly Melgard, Jeremy Hoevanaar, Chukwuma Ndulue, Simone Kearney, and Stacy Szymaszek read new chapbooks from Ugly Duckling Presse. Stellar Projects, 6:30 p.m., free.

Val Vinokour and Rajiv Joseph offer a tribute to Isaac Babel. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Mathias Enard presents Compass. Community Bookstore, 5 p.m., free.

Joan Dempsey, Brian Evans-Jones, Cynthia Cruz, and Tania James join Poets & Writers for a Writers Exchange. McNally Jackson Books, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 10/30: Sasha Abramsky and Eric Klinenberg discuss Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Eye and Patricia Spears Jones join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB , 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/1: Chudeni A. Oputa, sam sax, Nicole Sealey, and Emily Skillings join the Greenlight Poetry Salon, with host Angel Nafis. Greenlight Lefferts Garden, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sasha Polakow-Suransky discusses Go Back to Where You Came From. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Wo Chan, Tanwi Nandini Islam, and Mimi Khúc discuss Open in Emergency: Asian American Mental Health. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

C. Morgan Babst reads The Floating World along with Lauren LeBlanc. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Matt Taibbi and Toure discuss I Can’t Breath: A Killing on Bay Street. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $30.

Garth Risk Hallberg presents his strange and beautiful A Field Guide to the North American Family, with Joshua Ferris. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jennifer Chang, Meghan O’Rourke, and Deborah Paredez launch the latest issue of American Poets. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Ron Kom, David Lawton, Alberto Zayden, Amy Barone, Paul Pines, Jennifer Juneau, and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright celebrate the latest issue of the Cafe Review. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/2: Naivo presents Beyond the Rice Fields with Tracy O’Neill. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

N. West Moss, James Yeh, Helen Phillips, and Lincoln Michel celebrate the latest issue of TASTE with host J. Ryan Stradal. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Courtney Maum and Marcy Dermansky join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sylvia Morse discusses gentrification in New York City and Zoned Out! with Maria Ortiz, Grace Jean, and Ryan Chavez. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Miller Oberman, Anaïs Duplan, and Mervyn Taylor join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. 61 Local, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/3: Reginald Flood, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, and Laura Swearingen-Steadwell celebrate the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 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 →