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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →