Notable NYC: 9/29–10/5


Saturday 9/29: Johnny Lorenz and Val Vinokur read poetry from Traitors Press. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Itiola Jones, John Bazley, Katie Rainey, Kwame Opoku-Duku, and Leah Johnson join the Angry Reading Series inaugural event and celebrate RAICES at the same time. Grill on the Hill, 8 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/30: Maya Doig-Acuña, Amy Fusselman, Lacy M. Johnson, and Gregory Pardlo join the First Person Plural reading series. Silvana Harlem, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 10/1: Kirstin Allio presents Buddhism for Western Children with Harilaos Stecopoulos. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lisa Andrews, Star Black, and Michelle Whittaker join the KGB Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Ryan North talks with Christopher Hastings and Carly Monardo about How to Invent Everything. WORD Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Following a long battle with stomach cancer, Samuel Park passed away in April 2017. His close friend Curtis Sittenfeld, his agent Lisa Grubka, and his editor Zachary Knoll discuss his final book, The Caregiver. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/2: Andre Dubus III presents Gone So Long with Elizabeth Strout. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Alexis Okeowo presents A Moonless, Starless Sky. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Ryan North presents How to Invent Everything. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Megan Boyle celebrates Live Blog with Michael Bible, Hannah Lilith Assaid, Jason Phoebe Rusch, and Joanna Valente, along with host Bud Smith. Powerhouse – Archway, 7 p.m., free.

May-Lan Tan talks with Julie Buntin about Things to Make and Break. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/3: Nora Krug presents Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Heather Havrilesky and Joan Walsh discuss What If This Were Enough. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Sam Maggs presents Girl Squads. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Diane WIlliams talks with Mark Doten about The Collected Stories of Diane Williams. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

John Freeman, Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan, Nicole Im, Aleksandar Hemon, and Deborah Landau celebrate Freeman’s: Power. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Alice Attie presents Under the Aleppo Sun. BookCulture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/4: Britteney Black Rose Kapri, Terrance Hayes, Erika L. Sanchez, and Jeanann Verlee join host Angel Nafis for the Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Emily Raboteau, Ashley C. Ford, and Elizabeth Metzger join the Rally Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Jessica Hopper talks with Darcie Wilder about Night Moves. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Eve Ensler and Nicole Skibola have a conversation. St. Ann and the Holy Trinity, 7p.m., $24.

Lindsay Adkins, Kiley Bense, Wendy Chen, and Carlie Hoffman join Poets & Writers for the Amy Award. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free.

Kathryn Harrison and Dani Shapiro discuss On Sunset. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Soraya Chemaly presents Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger and talks with Julie Scelfo. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/5: Casey Gerald and Marlon James discuss There Will Be No Miracles Here. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tayari Jones joins the New Salon. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 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 →