Notable NYC: 10/13–10/19


Saturday 10/13: Myra Al-Rahim and Myung Mi Kim join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 10/14: Mary Cinadr, Phillipe McHate, Andrew Cothren, Bailey Cohen, and Suzanne Highland join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT 8 p.m., free.

Monday 10/15: Michael Arceneaux, Courtney Gillette, Gioncarlo Valentine, and Arielle Angel join Memoir Monday. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

John Koethe, Susan Wheeler, and Geoffrey G. O’Brien join the Monday Night poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Barbara Kingsolver talks with Julie Orringer about Unsheltered. St Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $35.

Michael Palin presents Erebus. St. Francis College, 7 p.m., $30.50.

Ersi Sotiropoulos, Karen Emmerich, and Edmund White discuss What’s Left of the Night. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Ranjit Bhatnagar, Li Zilles, Milton Läufer, Nick Montfort, and Dan Rockmore are electronic bards, discussing artificial intelligence and literature. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/16: Camille Acker presents Training School for Negro Girls with Glory Edim. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Sarah Perry talks with Maria Dahvana Headley about Melmouth. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tahereh Mafi presents A Very Large Expanse of Sea. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

María Vázquez Valdez, Margaret Randall, Urayoán Noel, Elizabeth Zuba, Mónica de la Torre, and Lila Zemborain celebrate dual language book Kawsay: La Llama de la Selva / Kawsay: The Flame of the Jungle. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Douglas Eklund, Ian Alteveer, and guest artists join the Enlightenment series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/17: Simon Van Booy presents The Sadness of Beautiful Things. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Katya Apekina, Kristin Chen, Monica Lewis, and Sampson Starkweather join the Ditmas Lit series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Marcela Grillo, Romaissa Benzizoune, Fanta Camara, Danni Green, and Emma Straub discuss Girls Write Now. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles and Paul Filev discuss Blue Label. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Gennarose Nethercott presents The Lumberjack’s Dove. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Moschovakis presents Eleanor, Or, the Rejection of the Progress of Love, with James Hannaham. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/18: Louisa Hall presents Trinity with Jennifer Croft. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Michael Seidlinger, Daniel Torday, and Heather Abel join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Reading Series, 7 p.m., free.

Dawad Philip, Iain Halley Pollock, Merbyn Taylor, and Jennifer Franklin read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Meghan O’Gieblyn discusses Interior States with Nausicaa Renner. Books are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Cary McClelland talks with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro about Silicon City. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Rivkin presents Chalk: the Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Erin Clune presents How to Leave with the Sari Botton. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/19: Nicole Cooley, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Erika Meitner, and BK Fischer read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7p.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 →