Notable NYC: 10/7–10/13


Saturday 10/7: Ricardo Hernandez and Safiya Sinclair launch the new season of Segue Reading series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Brooklyn Lit Crawl. Assorted Venues, 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m., free.

David J. Goodwin presents Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street. WORD Jersey City, 3 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/8: Danya Kukafka, Sarah Bridgins, Amira Pierce, and Lucas Hunt join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free.

John Haskell and Anelise Chen join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 10/9: Alex Gilvarry, Eileen Myles, David Burr Gerrard, Simeon Marsalis, and Jana Benova join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Julia Wertz presents Tenements, Towers, & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City, along with conversation with Lauren Weinstein. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Zack McDermott talks with Kent Russell about Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/10: James McBride presents Five-Carat Soul and talks with Eric Eddings. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leland Cheuk, Heather Derr-Smith, and Adrian Shirk join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Jill Bialosky and Will Schwalbe discuss Poetry Will Save Your Life. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Cristina García presents her novel Here in Berlin. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Helen Benedict presents Wolf Season with Matt Gallagher. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Paul Auster presents A Life in Words. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/11: Kristen Sollee, Cooper Wilhelm, Kenyatta JP Garcia, Dianca London, and Lisa Marie Basile join the Luna Luna October reading with At the Inkwell. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Paul Vidich and Joseph Kanon discuss literary spy novels. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Ladee Hubbard and Glory Edim discuss The Talented Ribkins. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Deirdre Coyle, Pilot Viruet, Abbey Bender, Julie Buntin, Tyler Coates, Hermoine Hoby, Brittany Spanos, Amanda Mull, and Rakesh Satyal join Vol 1 Brooklyn for the Greatest 3-Minute Celebrity Stories. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Jeannie Vanasco talks with Michelle Legro about The Glass Eye. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/12: Bette Pesetsky, Jonathan Greenhause, Chinelo Okparanta, Emily Saso, and Sarah Wang celebrate the release of LitMag. McNally Jackson, 8 p.m., free.

Gloria Beth Amodeo, Erika Meitner, and Jason Schneiderman join the Franklin Electric Reading Series. Work Heights, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elif Batuman and Nick Laird join Darin Strauss for a discussion. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Matthew Zapruder talks Why Poetry with Mary Louise Parker. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nathan Englander talks with Jordan Pavlin about Dinner at the Center of the Earth. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/13: Rachel Corbett and Morten Hoi Jensen discuss new biographies. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Charif Shanahan, Jay Deshpande, E.C. Belli, Marina Blitshteyn, and David McLoghlin read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 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 →