Notable NYC: 11/11–11/17


Saturday 11/11: Roberta Lawrence, Bob Mentero, and Madeleine Beckman join the Trumpet fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Mariam Bazeed and Yanyi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 11/12: Kristen Iskandrian presents Motherest with Molly Prentiss. Powerhouse Archway, 6 p.m., free.

Stephanie Jimenez, Abigail Bereola, and Jennifer Huang join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 7 p.m., free.

Barbara Browning talks about The Gift with Andrew Durbin. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Dan Hoyt, Cynthia Manick, Lynn Melnick, Kwame Opoku-Duku III, Bud Smith, and Emily Skillings join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 11/13: Kelly Link, Daniel Jose Older, Brian Allen Carr, and Deirdre Coyle join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Frank Park, 8 p.m., free.

David Lehman, Lawrence Joseph, and Matthew Yeager joins the Monday Night Poetry. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Chris Hosea, Jonas Kyle, Adrienne Herr, Coco Fitterman, Nadra Mabrouk, Samuel Bronowski, and Rebecca Warzer join host JC Hopkins for Poetry 99. Spoonbill & Sugartown Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Corey Robin and Keith Gessen joins n+1 to discuss The Reactionary Mind. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

David Abrams, Helen Benedict, Cara Hoffman, Matt Gallagher, and Dalia Sofer discuss Life During Wartime. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Valen Levinson discusses The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah with Seth Kugel. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/14: Rosamond S. King, Anne Lai, Celina Su, and Samantha Zighelboim join CLMP for Face Out. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters present This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris discuss Her Right Foot. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free.

David Lazar, Phillip Lopate, and Kristen Radtke discuss I’ll be Your Mirror. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Alex Gilvarry, Eleanor Henderson, and Rachel Khong join the LIC Reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Ross Simonini talks with Katherine Hill about The Book of Formation. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/15: George Michelsen Foy, Sarah Gerard, Pamela Ryder, and Katie Willingham join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Jaclyn Friedman presents Unscrewed in conversation with Samhita Mukhopadhyay. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mylène Dressler, Gordon Haber, and Victoria Redel join the Guerrilla Lit reading series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ivy Pochoda discusses Wonder Valley with Megan Abbott. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ruby Namdar presents The Ruined House. BookCulture, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/16: Rivers Solomon and Glory Edim discuss An Unkindness of Ghosts. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lynn Melnick, Lucy Ives, and Melissa Ragsly join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rosa Alcalá and Rachel Levitsky join Futurepoem for a night of readings. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Benjamin Taylor, David Gates, Sigrid Nunez, and Honor Moore discuss Debriefing: Collected Stories. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Joan Silber presents Improvement. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/17: Mandy Berman, Mesh Flinder, Luke Jerod Kummer, and Angelica Baker join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →