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'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 →