Notable NYC: 10/6–10/12


Saturday 10/6: Sarah Ruhl and Elizabeth Metzger celebrate poet Max Ritvo. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Lit Crawl Brooklyn. Various venues in Brooklyn, 6 p.m., free.

Chia-lun Chang and Zahra Patterson join Segue Series for the season opener. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 10/8: Brian Phillips presents Impossible Owls and talks with Taylor Trudon. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Brandon Kreitler, Simona Blat, Jonas Kyle, Ben Gantcher, No Land, Erika Hodges, and host JC Hopkins join the Poetry 99 series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Avenue, 7 p.m., free.

Nathan McClain, DéLana R.A. Dameron, and Samantha Zighelboim join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Marcus, Samantha Hunt, Amanda Stern, R. O. Kwan, Bram Presser and Dan Sheehan join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/9: Jimmy Cajoleas, Sarah Weinman, and Cutter Wood join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Shelly Oria and Nelly Reifler celebrate the latest issue of BOMB. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Cohen discusses ATTENTION: Dispatches from the Land of Distraction with James Wood. BookCulture – LIC, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nadya Tolokonnikova presents Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism. Brooklyn Public Library, 7:30 p.m., $27.

John Kaag presents Hiking With Nietzsche and discusses it with Rebecca Dinerstein. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Simon van Booy presents The Sadness of Beautiful Things. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Justin Peters about We Are the Nerds. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Nicole Chung talks with Alexander Chee about All You Can Ever Know. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/10: Kim Sagwa and Laura Sims discuss Mina. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Krista Gamper, Kristen Chen, Laura Buccieri, Kendrick Greer, Jessica Gross, and M. Allen Cunningham join the same page reading series. KGB Red Room, 7 p.m., two drink minimum.

John Wray presents Godsend and talks with Heidi Julavits. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Schulman talks about Maggie Terry with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of Sketchtasy. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel C. Remein, Claire Donato, and Adrian Shirk read poetry. Berls’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/11: Mya Spalter presents Enchantments. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Brendan Gillett presents the chapbook A Puzzle Is Still Made of Pieces. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 8 p.m., free.

Friday 10/12: Jenny Hval presents Paradise Rot and talks with Chelsea Hogue. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Serena J Fox, MD, Patricia Spears, and Orchid Tierney join Belladonna for Roll Call Reading series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Avenue, 7 p.m., free.

Janelle Milanes presents YA novel Analee, In Real Life. Cafe con Libros, 6 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 →