Notable NYC: 10/6–10/12


Saturday 10/6: Sarah Ruhl and Elizabeth Metzger celebrate poet Max Ritvo. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Lit Crawl Brooklyn. Various venues in Brooklyn, 6 p.m., free.

Chia-lun Chang and Zahra Patterson join Segue Series for the season opener. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 10/8: Brian Phillips presents Impossible Owls and talks with Taylor Trudon. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Brandon Kreitler, Simona Blat, Jonas Kyle, Ben Gantcher, No Land, Erika Hodges, and host JC Hopkins join the Poetry 99 series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Avenue, 7 p.m., free.

Nathan McClain, DéLana R.A. Dameron, and Samantha Zighelboim join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Marcus, Samantha Hunt, Amanda Stern, R. O. Kwan, Bram Presser and Dan Sheehan join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/9: Jimmy Cajoleas, Sarah Weinman, and Cutter Wood join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Shelly Oria and Nelly Reifler celebrate the latest issue of BOMB. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Cohen discusses ATTENTION: Dispatches from the Land of Distraction with James Wood. BookCulture – LIC, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nadya Tolokonnikova presents Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism. Brooklyn Public Library, 7:30 p.m., $27.

John Kaag presents Hiking With Nietzsche and discusses it with Rebecca Dinerstein. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Simon van Booy presents The Sadness of Beautiful Things. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Justin Peters about We Are the Nerds. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Nicole Chung talks with Alexander Chee about All You Can Ever Know. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/10: Kim Sagwa and Laura Sims discuss Mina. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Krista Gamper, Kristen Chen, Laura Buccieri, Kendrick Greer, Jessica Gross, and M. Allen Cunningham join the same page reading series. KGB Red Room, 7 p.m., two drink minimum.

John Wray presents Godsend and talks with Heidi Julavits. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Schulman talks about Maggie Terry with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of Sketchtasy. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel C. Remein, Claire Donato, and Adrian Shirk read poetry. Berls’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/11: Mya Spalter presents Enchantments. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Brendan Gillett presents the chapbook A Puzzle Is Still Made of Pieces. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 8 p.m., free.

Friday 10/12: Jenny Hval presents Paradise Rot and talks with Chelsea Hogue. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Serena J Fox, MD, Patricia Spears, and Orchid Tierney join Belladonna for Roll Call Reading series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Avenue, 7 p.m., free.

Janelle Milanes presents YA novel Analee, In Real Life. Cafe con Libros, 6 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 →