Notable NYC: 12/2–12/8


Saturday 12/2: Jennifer Firestone and MC Hyland join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Cooper Wilhelm presents Dumbheart/Stupidface with Joanna C. Valente, Paul Stone, Katie Longofono, and Omotara James. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/5: Nandi Comer, Carina del Valle Schorske, Nicole Sealey, and Victor LaValle join the First Person Plural reading series. Silvana Harlem, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Dunn presents Savage Joy along with Nancy Franklin and Lois Metzger. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tara Jepsen presents Like a Dog with Beth Lisick. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Tenzin Dickie presents Old Demons, New Deities: Twenty-One Short Stories from Tibet with Pema Bhum and Jamyang Norbu. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 12/6: Michael Cunningham, Lili Taylor, and Billy Hough read an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Nandi Comer, Robin Wasserman, Natalie Eilbert, and Sarah Bridgins join the Ditmas Lit reading series for the one year anniversary. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/7: Carl Cederström and André Spicer discuss Desperately Seeking Self-Improvement: A Year Inside the Optimization Movement. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Anelise Chen and Hannah Lillith Assadi join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amir Rabiyah and Kay Ulanday Barrett read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nandi Comer, Cornelius Eady, and Natalie J. Graham read for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 12/8: Tochi Onyebuchi and Sam J. Miller read Beasts Made of Night and The Art of Starving. B&N 82nd Street, 7 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 →