Notable NYC: 11/17–11/23


Saturday 11/17: Chaya Bhuvaneswar talks with Rakesh Satyal about White Dancing Elephants. WORD – Brooklyn, 3 p.m., $5.

Maxe Crandall and Trish Salah join Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 11/18: Elissa Schappell, Joanna Scutts, Justine Champine, Marisa Siegel, and Amanda Claire Buckley join host Alisson Wood for the final Pigeon Pages reading series of 2018! This reading celebrates NYC-based literary magazines The Rumpus, Tin House, No Tokens, Catapult, and Pigeon Pages. Powerhouse Arena, 5 p.m., free.

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Judith Baumel, Tanya Domi, Max S. Gordon, Ricardo Hernandez, Ruby Shamir, and Vanessa K. Valdes join the First Person Plural series for What Just Happened: Writers Respond. Silvana, 6 p.m., free.

James Geary presents Wit’s End. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7p.m., free.

Monday 11/19: Erika Meitner, Hillary Adler, George David Clark, and Kai Carlson-Wee join the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Wesley Yang talks with Adelle Waldman about The Souls of Yellow Folk. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

George R.R. Martin talks with John Hodgman. Loew’s Theater – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $40.

Lux Alptraum discusses Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex, with Charlotte Shane, Meredith Talusan, Emma Sulkowicz, and Tia Williams. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 11/20: Ilka Scobie and Shahrzad Kamel discuss Forugh Farrokhzad’s Captive. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jaclyn Gilbert presents Late Air and Blair Hurley presents The Devoted. Powerhouse Arena, 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 →