Notable NYC: 12/9–12/15

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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 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 →