Notable NYC: 10/20–10/26

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Saturday 10/20: Congratulations to Unnameable Books for opening a new store—in Amherst, Massachusetts. Grand Opening — Not in NYC, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., free.

Rae Armantrout and Ariel Goldberg join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 10/21: Hannah Tinti, Morgan Jerkins, Fran Tirado, Raven Leilani, and Carlie Hoffman join host Alisson Wood for the Pigeon Pages reading series. Powerhouse Arena, 5 p.m., free.

Jason Reynolds talks with Jacqueline Woodson. The Strand, 4 p.m., $15.

Monday 10/22: Hester Fox presents The Witch of Willow Hall. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Shanna Compton and Ron Villanueva join the Monday Night poetry Series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Karen Finley presents Grabbing Pussy. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah presents Friday Black with Gabe Habash. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Anne Lamott talks with Edward L. Beck about Almost Everything: Notes on Hope. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $24.

Tuesday 10/23: Anne Lamott again presents Almost Everything. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Marion Winik talks with Michele Filgate about The Baltimore Book of the Dead. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jared Harél, Anjali Khosla, Sokunthary Svay, Tuffy Yasmin Dalisay, Tim Wood, and John Dermot Woods join the Lost Signals series. Unnameable Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Will Oldham talks with Amanda Petrusich. The Bell House, 7 p.m., $26.

Laura Esther Wolfson presents For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Kelsey Miller presents I’ll Be There for You. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/24: Nimmi Gowrinathan, Patrick Hilsman, Chris Russell, and moderator John Freeman discuss Freeman’s: Power. Grenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Alice Mattison talks with Rebecca Chase about Conscience. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Irene Solà, Lisa Marie Basile, and Kim Vodicka read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Nathan presents Making Time for Making Music. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Lindsey Kelk presents One in a Million. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Gary Shteyngart presents Lake Success. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Jan-Philipp Sendker presents The Long Path to Wisdom. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

W. Scott Poole presents Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror and talks with Christopher Bram. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Reyna Grande presents A Dream Called Home along with Rigoberto González. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/25: Alexis Almedia, Diana Hamilton, Jason Morris, Zahra Patterson, Lisa Rogal, and Anna Vitale celebrate books from Ugly Duckling Presse. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ben Mazer presents Selected Poems from Madhat Press. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Cecilia Ruiz talks about The Book of Extraordinary Deaths, a beautifully illustrated graphic narrative. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Lynsey Addario presents Of Love and War and talks with Dexter Filkins. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Éric Vuillard talks with Mark Polizzotti about The Order of the Day. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Natalka Burian presents A Woman’s Drink with Jane Danger, Alla Lapushchik, Kara Newman, and Nikita Richardson. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/26: Jos Charles presents feeld. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Gaël Faye talks with John Freeman about Small Country. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

J.A. Marzán presents Don’t Let Me Die in Disneyland: The 3-D Life of Eddie Loperena. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Breast Cancer awareness with Yes Way Rose. Books Are Magic, 6:30 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →