Notable NYC: 11/18–11/24


Saturday 11/18: Andrea Lawlor presents Paul Takes The Form of a Mortal Girl. Spoonbill & Sugartown Montrose, 7 p.m., free.

Rex Renee Leonowicz presents When There Is No One and There Is Everyone. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

I.S. Jones and Benjamin Krusling join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 11/19: Sarah Gerard, Rob Spillman, Annabel Graham, Kyle Lucia Wu, and Melissa Ragsly join the Pigeon Pages reading series. Powerhouse Archway, 5 p.m., free.

Greg Ames and Emily Schultz join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Valeria Luiselli presents Tell Me How It Ends, An Essay in Forty Question, and headlines a panel discussion of immigration issues and ways we can individually and collectively assist the immigrant community. Congregation Beth Elohim, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 11/20: Elizabeth Rosner and Cheryl Pearl Sucher have a conversation between two worlds. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Helen Benedict presents Wolf Season, in conversation with Cara Hoffman. Book Culture, 7 p.m., free.

Chase Berggrun and Sarah Gambito join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/21: Jeannine Pitas, Elizabeth Zuba, and Charlotte Whittle join Ugly Duckling Presse for an evening of literature from Argentina and Uruguay. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Irving Sandler talks with Phong Bui, hosted by Brooklyn Rail. CIMA, 6 p.m., free with required RSVP.

Tanwi Nandini Islam, Emily Holleman, and Kim Liao join the Rally Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

William Corbett, August Kleinzahler, Joan Farber, and Bill Zavatsky read Michael O’Brien’s final book, To the River. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jake Bernstein presents Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Gini Alhadeff, Minna Zallman Proctor, and Claudia Steinberg discuss I Am the Brother of XX and These Possible Lives by Fleur Jaeggy. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

David Sedaris presents Theft by Finding: Dairies. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $57.

Wednesday 11/22: Anaïs Duplan presents Mount Carmel & the Blood of Parnassus with Precious Okoyomon and Benjamin Krusling. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

David Sedaris again presents Theft by Finding: Diaries. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $57.

Thursday 11/23: Macy’s celebrates Thanksgiving. 6th Avenue, 9 a.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 →