Notable NYC: 11/3–11/9

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Saturday 11/3: Fei Liu 刘斐 and Sharon Mesmer join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 11/4: Joshua Idaszak, Anushah Jiwani, and Cheryl Boyce Taylor joins Poets & Writers for an evening of readings. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 4 p.m., free.

Ethan Coen talks with Billy Hough about how not to write a screenplay. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 4 p.m., free.

Beth Bachmann launches CEASE. Join The Rumpus as we celebrate this new poetry collection with event host and Poetry Editor Cortney Lamar Charleston and readings from Hala Alyan, Nick Flynn, Marwa Helal, and Beth Bachmann. Ace Hotel, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 11/5: Shelley Jackson presents Riddance: Or: The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers and Hearing-Mouth Children with Darcey Steinke. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Erin Hoover and Robert Kramer join the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB, 5 p.m., free.

Edward Carey and Kristen Radtke discuss Little. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Georgia Weber talks with Kriota Willberg about Dumb. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Mónica de la Torre, Montana Ray, Mercedes Roffé, and Marta López Luaces read works from Belladonna* Collaborative. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/6: ELECTION DAY: Vote today between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. in New York; 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. in New Jersey; and 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. in Connecticut; other state poll times vary. Read our guide to the midterm elections if you want to know why you need to vote.

M. Dean presents I Am Young. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Ravi Agrawal discusses India Connected with Tunku Varadarajan. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Hiroaki Sato presents On Haiku. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/7: Ian King discusses Appetite for Definition: An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres with Tobias Carroll, editor of Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julia Young and Matt Harkins present Please Don’t Grab My P#$$Y. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Sallie Tisdale presents Advice for Future Corpses. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Maryse Meijer presents Northwood. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Charles Bernstein presents Near/Miss with Amy Sillman, Tracie Morris, and Felix Bernstein. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel Lawless, Vijay Seshadri, and Sally Bliumis-Dunn read poetry. Book Culture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Robert F. Delaney presents The Wounded Muse. Book Culture – LIC, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Halliday discusses Asymmetry with Katy Waldman. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jason Starr and Scott Adlerberg discuss Fugitive Red. The Mysterious Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/8: Anna Snoekstra discusses The Spite Game with Tori Telfer. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Idra Novey launches Those Who Knew, her second novel. Novey will be joined at this event by authors Cathy Park Hong, Monique Truong, Michael Seidlinger, and Alex Mar, reading/performing from the short stage productions that appear in the novel. A Public Space, 6 p.m., free.

Jennifer Baker, Anna Godbersen, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Lilly Dancyger, Alison Kinney, and host Michele Filgate join the Red Ink Series. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Lee Briccetti, Valerie Wallace, and Nathan McClain celebrate Four Way Books. Book Culture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Eric Karpeles, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, and Irena Grudzińska-Gross celebrate Józef Czapski. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez, and Stacy Wakefield present 131 Different Things. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Alyson Hagy presents Scribe, along with Hernán Diaz. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jon Land talks with Lisa Tschernkowitsch about Manuscript for Murder. The Mysterious Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/9: Craig Morgan Teicher discusses We Begin in Gladness with francine j. harris. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mary Karr reads from her three memoirs. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 p.m., free.

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If you have a listing you’d like us to consider, please contact [email protected]. In the subject line of the email, please include the event’s date and in the email, include a link to the event information. Deadline is Tuesday for publication on Saturday. For past events, visit the archives here.


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 →