Notable NYC: 11/18–11/24

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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 Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →