Notable NYC: 11/17–11/23

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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 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 →