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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →