Notable NYC: 10/27–11/2


Saturday 10/27: Jos Charles and Simone White join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 10/28: Thomas Page McBee presents Amateur. BookCulture – 112th Street, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 10/29: Steven Sher and Yehoshua November join the Money Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Giorgio Van Straten chats with André Aciman about In Search of Lost Books. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Kiese Laymon presents Heavy: An American Memoir. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 10/30: Ron Howell presents Boss Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker along with Jim Harney. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Abbi Jacobson presents I Might Regret This. The Strand, 8 p.m., $15.

Joseph Fink talks with Jessica Shaw about Alice Isn’t Dead. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kiese Laymon talks with Morgan Jerkins about Heavy: An American Memoir. Brooklyn Public Library 7:30 p.m., free with reservation.

Beth Wilkinson launches Lindsay Magazine issue two. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/31: Tori Telfer and Allison Huntington-Chase present an evening of ghost stories and spooky trivia. WORD – Jersey City, 7 p.m., $5.

Jacob M. Appel, Laura Catherine Brown, and Brian Leung joins Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. Guerrilla Lit Reading Series, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/1: Kristin Chang, Idra Novey, and Jenny Xie join The Rumpus for a special edition of the Rally Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Maxine Gordon presents Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon with Darryl Pickney. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sayaka Murata presents Convenience Store Woman. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Cristine Brache launches Poems. Codex, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jamel Brinkley joins the Walt Whitman Writers Series. St. Francis College, 4:30 p.m., free.

Jane Dickson and Jennifer Kabat discuss Jane Dickson in Times Square. McNally Jackon – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

L.A. Kauffman, Murad Awadeh, and Leslie Cagan discuss How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/2: Marina Blitshteyn presents Two Hunters. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Monica Ferrell, Kate Colby, Tom Thompson, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 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 →