Notable NYC: 10/5–10/11


Saturday 10/5: Kit Robinson and xtian w join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 10/6: Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey discuss She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. Congregation Beth Elohim, 6 p.m., $33.

Monday 10/7: Lilly Dancyger, Madeleine Barnes, Hilda Davis, and Emmy Favilla join the Pigeon Pages reading series. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Andrea Cohen and Jana Prikryl join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Saeed Jones presents How We Fight for Our Lives and talks with Lynn Nottage. BAM, 7 p.m., $20.

Tuesday 10/8: Amy Rigby presents Girl to City. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Shea Serrano talks with Wesley Morris about Movies (And Other Things). Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Naja Marie Aidt and Morten Høi Jensen discuss When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Josephine Rowe presents Here Until August. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Erin Williams presents Commute and talks with Emily Gould. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Alex Gallo-Brown presents Variations of Labor with Adrian Shirk and Cathy Linh Che. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Philipe AbiYouness, Taylor Catalana, Carrie Conners, Luc Alvarado, and Devin Kelly join the Same Page reading series. Red Room at KGB Bar, 7 p.m., two drinks.

Tommy Pico, Jenny Zhang, Victoria Ruiz, and Dennis Norris II read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/9: Brad Philips, Kaitlin Philips, and Gideon Jacobs joins Tyrant Books for a night of readings. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Nina Boutsikaris presents I’m Trying to Tell You I’m Sorry: An Intimacy Triptych with Claudia Cortese and Black Lawrence Press. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Marc Harshman, Valerie Nieman, and Meredith Sue Willis celebrate Appalachian Renaissance. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

T.A. Stanley hosts the Feral Voices reading series. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Lilly Dancyger launches Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger with Minda Honey, Erin Khar, and Meredith Talusan. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/10: Angel Nafis and Johnny Temple host Marlon James, Jeff Kass, and April Jones to celebrate ten years of Greenlight Bookstore. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kai Coggin, Collin Kelley, Stephen S. Mills, and Robert Siek read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Kiran Desai and Maaza Mengiste talk with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Abbi Jacobson presents I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jon Sands presents It’s Not Magic with Eboni Hogan, Lauren Whitehead, Adam Falkner, and Phil Kaye. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Lynn Steger Strong and the writers of her Catapult Novel Generator celebrate their works in progress. Books Are Magic, 6:30 p.m., free.

Gabriela Badillo, Américo Mendoza-Mori, and Mirian Masaquiza discuss México Now: 68 Voices, 68 Hearts. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Michael Heller and Albert Mobilio discuss Telescope. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Neil Olson presents Before the Devil Fell. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Rob Hart presents The Warehouse. Little City Books, 7 p.m., free.

Zadie Smith presents Grand Union and talks with Mira Jacob. Murmrr Lit, 7:30 p.m., $35.

Friday 10/11: John James, Julia Guez, Joseph Fasano, and Monica Ferrell read poetry and celebrate The Milk Hours. BookCulture – 112th, 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 →