While I was writing this week’s column, billionaire and Trump supporter Joe Ricketts shuttered local news websites Gothamist and DNAInfo, a week after the writers unionized. This is an attack on independent media, on workers’ rights, on the free press, and the liberty of all Americans. Many of the impacted writers are a part of our local literary community, and many other writers in our larger literary community work at publications facing similar challenges. This is the slow creep of fascism.
Sunday 11/5: Lynn Freed and Phillip Lopate join the Sunday Night Fiction Series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.
Monday 11/6: Christine Smallwood, Anna Summers, and David Moloney celebrate the latest issue of Assignment. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.
Brittany Billmeyer-Finn, Rosza Daniel Lang/Levitsky, and Jesse Rice-Evans celebrate the release of HOLD issue 3. Unnameable Books, 6 p.m., free.
Tuesday 11/7: Jennifer Weiss-Wolf presents Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand For Menstrual Equity. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.
David Lebovitz presents L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home, a look at living in Paris. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.
Victor Sebestyen and Rebecca Mead discuss Lenin: The Man, The Dictator, and the Master of Terror. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.
Jessica Yatrofsky launches Pink Privacy. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Yarimar Bonilla, Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, Max S. Gordon, PJ Marshall, Matthew Olzmann, Suzanne Russell, and Carla Shedd read one year after Russia stole the election on behalf of Trump. Shrine, 7 p.m., free.
Aaron Poochigian, Nuar Alsadir, Julia Knobloch, and Poupeh Missaghi join the At the Inkwell Series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 11/10: Emily Brandt, Cathy Linh Che, Martha Collins, Brandon Courtney, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gardner McFall, Josephine Rowe, Monica Sok, and Paul Tran discuss Inheriting the War. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 p.m., free.
Lisa Russ Spaar, Gabriel Fried, and Isabelle Conner join the Franklin Electric reading series. Work Heights, 7:30 p.m., free.
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