Notable NYC: 9/28–10/4


Monday 9/30: Kwame Alexander presents The Crossover (Graphic Novel) and Denene Millner presents The Fresh Princess. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/1: Augusten Burroughs presents Toil & Trouble. Judson Memorial Church, 7 p.m., $5-$30, tickets here.

Jennifer Croft and Rajesh Parameswaran discuss Homesick. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Dan Poppick presents Fear of Description along with readings by Mónica de la Torre, Anaïs Duplan, and Christian Schlegel. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Aarti Shahani presents Here We Are and is in conversation with Azmat Khan. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen Chbosky presents Imaginary Friend. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Leland Cheuk and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan discuss No Good Very Bad Asian. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Wednesday 10/2: Maureen Pilkington and Kevin Pilkington have a sibling reading for their books This Side of Water and Where You Want to Be. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Alan Licht and Jay Sanders discuss Sound Art Revisited. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne, Erika Alexander, and Jonathan Kalb discuss The Mahabharata. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Robert Glazer presents Elevate. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Andrei Codrescu and Victor Hernández Cruz join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Ben Lerner presents The Topeka School and talks with Sally Rooney. Pioneer Works, 7 p.m., $30.

Thursday 10/3: Helen Phillips, Naima Coster, and Rachel Lyon join the Rally Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Vigdis Hjorth and Nicole Krauss discuss Will and Testament. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Walbert talks with Lili Taylor about She Was Like That. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Liana Finck and Emily Flake discuss Excuse Me. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Paula Deitz, Phillis Levin, Molly Peacock, and Ellen Rachlin discuss Letters Written and Not Sent. Shakespeare & Co, 6:30 p.m., free.

Prajna Desai and J.A. Gibson read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Deborah Landau and Matthew Zapruder read poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Jeannie Vanasco presents Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/4: Roque Larraquy and translator Heather Cleary discuss Comemadre. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Brook talks with Paul Auster. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Michael Bazzett, David Thomas Martinez, and Devon Walker-Figueroa read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Demian DinéYazhi’ and Kite join the Poetry Project reading series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Shira Erlichman presents Odes to Lithium along with Danez Smith, Morgan Parker, and Angel Nafis. Ace Hotel, 6 p.m., free but RSVP to save your spot.


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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 →