Notable NYC: 11/25–12/1


Saturday 11/25: Happy 1st birthday to Greenlight’s Prospect Lefferts Garden store. Celebrate all day and enjoy 20% off book purchases! 10 a.m.–9 p.m., free.

Jennifer Firestone and MC Hyland join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 11/27: Hannah Lillith Assadi, Jamel Brinkley, Heikki Huotari, Robert Lopez, Emily Luan, and Angela Palm celebrate the latest issue of Epiphany. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

David Jelinik leads a discussion about Dorothy Baker’s Cassandra at the Wedding with the NYRB. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Adam Haslett and Rebecca Brachman team up for the latest from the Syntax/Synapse reading series. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/28: Anne Fadiman presents her memoir The Wine Lover’s Daughter. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Alexandra Bell, Brittney Cooper, Ibram Kendi, Kei Williams, and moderator Deva Woodly reflect on American civil rights, past, present, and future. Federal Hall, 6:30 p.m., $10.

Joanna Scutts presents The Extra Woman. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ray Ferreira, Cat Fitzpatrick, Jasmine Gibson, Oni Lem, and El Roy Red join the Final Fantasy reading series for Femmescapes Vol 3 Launch. Friends and Lovers, 8 p.m., free.

Emma Smith-Stevens, Alexandra Naughton, Alina Gregorian, and Liz Olear, a.k.a Betty Ramble, join the Cool as F*** reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Ron Padgett presents Motor Maids across the Continent. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/29: Rivka Galchen, Hampton Fancher, and Christine Smallwood discuss Rachel Ingalls’s Mrs Caliban. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Min Jin Lee celebrates the paperback edition of Pachinko with Alexander Chee. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/30: Miriam Hoffman talks with Avi Hoffman about A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Ellen Umansky and Joanna Hershon discuss The Fortunate Ones. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 12/1: Chen Chen, E.J. Koh, Rajiv Mohabir, and Jane Wong celebrate the Kundiman Poetry Prize. 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 (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 →