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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →