Notable NYC: 10/14–10/20

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Saturday 10/14: Cheswayo Mphanza and Akeema-Zane join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Lex Axelrod, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Miranda Field, Lynn Melnick, sam sax, and Erica Wright join Leah Umansky for the sixth anniversary of the Couplet Reading Series. The Delancey, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/15: Morgan Fox, Anna Halberstadt, and Romaine join the Sunday Night Fiction. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Michaela Blei, Andrew Lipstein, Rebecca Bates, Hernan Diaz, and John Deming join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 10/16: Denise Duhamel and Nin Andrews join the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

James Crews, Dede Cummings, and Megan Buchanan read their latest works of poetry. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Meghan Meyer, Lydia Millet, and Jeffery Renard Allen kickoff the Syntax/Synapse reading series. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen talk about Daring Democracy. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/17: Dan Sheehan, Alena Graedon, and David Burr Gerrard join The Rally Reading series, a new reading event where the literary world confronts the burning tire fire of a presidency. Pete’s Reading Series, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Max Feldman presents Start Without Me. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.

Alice McDermott and Eddie Joyce discuss The Ninth Hour. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joe Fassler, Lev Grossman, Ayana Mathis, and Leslie Jamison discuss Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mychal Denzel Smith and Alexandra Kleeman talk about Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching. Greenlight Lefferts Garden, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Schmidt and Christina Baker Kline talk about See What I Have Done. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/18: Amna Ahmad, Charlotte Crowe, Dana Czapnik, Erik Hoel, Andrew Mangan, Crystal Powell, Maud Streep, Alexandra Tanner, and Hubert Vigilla emerge as writers. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Andrew Kleine, Katie Longofono, and Joel Allegretti join the Guerrilla Lit series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joy Baglio, Kim Coleman Foote, Zack Graham, and Leslie Jones joins the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Anelise Chen and Andrew Durbin celebrate the launch of MacArthur Park. Spoonbill & Sugartown Montrose, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Braver presents The Disappeared with Phillip Lopate. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/19: Gabe Habash and Gabe Hudson celebrate Gabe Night at Pete’s reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Victoria Adler, Jamey Hansen, Jason Ferguson, Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons, Katie Flanagan, Claire Zajdel, and host Sandra Proto join Boundless Tales series. Local NYC, 7 p.m., free.

Jim St. Germain and Quentin Vennie discuss A Stone of Hope. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jeannette Watson talks with Alexander Sanger discuss It’s My Party: A Memoir. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jim Shepard and Karen Shepard discuss Kiss Me Someone. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Carmen Maria Machado and Tony Tulathimutte discuss Her Body and Other Parties. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/20: Emma Donoghue talks with J. Courtney Sullivan about The Wonder. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Carmen Maria Machado talks with Alice Sola Kim about Her Body and Other Parties. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Tongo Eisen-Martin, Tanea Lunsford Lynx, and Demarion Gipson read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Melissa Febos and Kelly Link talk with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, The Billfold, Fiction Advocate, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog, and io9. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →