Notable NYC: 12/9–12/15


Saturday 12/9: Nancy Hightower, Dorri Olds, Charles Sanchez, Dean Wrzeszcz, and Lisa L. Kirchner join the Trumpet Fiction series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Dia Felix and Akosua Zimba Afiriyie-Hwedie join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Danya Kukafka, Ziwe, Thomas Batten, and Lizzy Acker join the Funny Sexy Sad reading series. Molasses Books, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday 12/10: Jonathan Durbin, Laura Spence-Ash, and Maud Streep join OneStory for a night celebrating debut writing. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Eugene Lim, Karisma Price, Aaron Poochigian, Javan Howard, Cooper Wilhelm, and Alex Behr join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 12/11: Join The Rumpus and Akashic Books for Celebrate Winter While We Still Have Seasons, a year-end holiday party. Featuring Julie Buntin, Anaïs Duplan, Tracy O’Neill, Lauren Sanders, and Katia D. Ulysse, with emcee and Rumpus Funny Women editor Elissa BassistHousing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Ruth Franklin, Katherine Faw, Victor P. Corona, Lee Matthew Goldberg, and Jonathan Reiss celebrate the end of the year with Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Zia Haider Rahman, Mark de Silva, and Erik Hoel join the Syntax/Synapse reading series. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Poetry 99 celebrates a Chapbook Launch. Spoonbill Studio (Montrose Avenue Spoonbill and Sugartown), 7 p.m., free.

Carmen Maria Machado, Min Jin Lee, and Morgan Jerkins join PEN America for Reclaiming Our Time. The Strand, 7 p.m., $10.

Lynn Melnick and Joanna Klink join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/12: Ashley C. Ford, Abeer Y. Hoque, Sarah Perry, and Jason Tougaw join the LIC Reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

René Steinke, Ellen Umansky, John Reed, and M. M. De Voe join the Pen Parentis Holiday Author Mingle, along with moderator Leigh Newman. Andaz Wall Street, 7 p.m., free with RSVP or donate for a VIP ticket.

Zack McDermott presents Gorilla and the Bird and Jaime Lowe presents Mental. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Wednesday 12/13: Matthea Harvey and Lis Olstein read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/14: Sarah Blake, Shane McCrae, and Catie Rosemurgy read from their latest works. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Cool as F*** Awards 2017 Best in Indie Lit prizes and the launch of FUNHOUSE Issue 4. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Friday 12/15: Chase Berggrun, Marina Carreira, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, and Patrick Rosal join the Free Water Reading series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Heidi Diehl, Molly Tolsky, Mesh Flinder, and Beth Lisick join the Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lisa Marie Basile, Monica Lewis, and Catherine Kyle read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Patty Yumi Cottrell, Amy Gall, Sarah Gerard, and Rachel Hurn join the Franklin Electric Reading series. Work Heights, 7:30 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 →