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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