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 author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →