Notable NYC: 12/16–12/22

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Saturday 12/16: Cynthia Arrieu-King, Elena Karina Byrne, and Maureen Alsop celebrate the work of Hillary Gravendyk. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Liz Bowen and Rachel Zolf join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Min Jin Lee, Glory Edim, Rakesh Satyal, Hannah Tinti, Scott Adsit, Mike Albo, Sandra Bauleo, Alice Sola Kim, Isaac Fitzgerald, Jill Hennessy, Sarah Weinman, Helen Rosner, Marcy Dermansky, Parul Sehgal, Angela Flournoy, Alexander Chee, Téa Obreht, Vinson Cunningham, Josh Gondelman, Simeon Marsalis, Jami Attenberg, J. Courtney Sullivan, Rosie Schaap, Maris Kreizman, Lisa Lucas, Jason Diamond, Megan Abbott, Elissa Schappell, Rob Spillman, Doreen St. Felix, and Rachel Fershleiser read Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, part of the annual What the Dickens? Reading. Housing Works, 12–4:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/19: Lonely Christopher launches THERE: a novel of manners. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Moustafa Bayoumi, Dionne Ford, and Kristopher Jansma join The Rally reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/21: Timothy Donnelly, Liz Countryman, and Samuel Amadon read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Lit Hub joins Pete’s Reading series for the season finale. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.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 →