Notable NYC: 10/12–10/18


Saturday 10/12: Lit Crawl NYC takes place at multiple venues during three phases. We’ll highlight a selection of events, and you can find the full schedule here. Brooklyn, 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m., free.

Margot Berwin, Lee Matthew Goldberg, and Anton Yakovlev join the Guerrilla Lit series, as a part of Lit Crawl. Brooklyn Social, 6 p.m., free.

Sebastian Doherty and Dan Kraines join the Lunar Walk Poetry series. The Scratcher, 3 p.m., free.

Omotara James, Tahirah Alexander Green, Juliet P. Howard, Nicole Shawan Juniorm and Nia Witherspoon present Femme, Noire + Queer, as part of Lit Crawl. Books Are Magic, 6 p.m., free.

Julia Elizabeth Guez, Maya Phillips, and Jen Levitt celebrate books from Four Way Books, as part of Lit Crawl. Regular Visitors, 6 p.m., free.

Charlotte Druckman, Monique Truong, Jessica Harris and moderator Sabrina McMillin discuss gender and race through food writing, as part of Lit Crawl. Malai Ice Cream, 8 p.m., free.

Emanuel Xavier and Cyree Jarelle Johnson celebrate queer poems, as part of Lit Crawl. Books Are Magic, 8 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Hewes, Tiana Reid, and Juliana Spahr join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 10/13: JP Garcia, Hannah Beresford, Stepahnie Jimenez, KT Herr, Ryan A Black, and Kyle Carreror Lopez join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 10/14: Peter Conio and Robert Carr join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

CMarie Fuhrman presents Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft and Conversations and talks with Magda Bogin. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Eric Karpeles and Timothy Snyder discuss the work of Józef Czapski. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Flake, Josh Gondelman, and Shalewa Sharpe discuss That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Adrienne Brodeur presents Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me and chats with J. Courtney Sullivan. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/15: Safia Jama, John James, Sarah V. Schweig, and Joseph Fasano read poetry. KGB – Red Room, 7 p.m., two drinks.

Carley Moore, Josephine Rowe, and Sofija Stefanovic join the LIC Reading series. LIC BAR, 8 p.m., free.

Lara Vapnyar presents Divide Me By Zero with Dagmara Domincyzk. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Strout talks with Emma Straub about Olive Again. St. Francis College, 7 p.m., $32.

Pico Iyer presents A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Chelsea Fairless and Lauren Garroni discuss We Should All Be Mirandas: Life Lessons from Sex and the City’s Most Underrated Character. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kate Zambreno and translators Olivia Baes and Emma Ramadan celebrate Marguerite Duras. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Christopher Kondrich presents Valuing with Laura Eve Engel, Timothy Donnelly, and Julia Cohen. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Shira Erlichman, Paige Lewis, Fariha Róisín and host Angel Nafis for the Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight – Lefferts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/16: Ben Crump and Joy-Ann Reid discuss Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People. Congregation Beth Elohim, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amy Meng, Greg Gerke, Briana Silberberg, and Brian Birnbaum join Ditmas Lit. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Barbara Kransoff and Nicole Kornher Stace join the Fantastic Fiction series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Lorraine Lupo, Carol Szamatowicz, and Caitlin Grace McDonnell read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Hand and Benjamin Dreyer discuss Curious Toys. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Benjamin Percy talks with Alex Segura about Suicide Woods. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nick Flynn, Guy Barash, and Kathleen Supové offer notes on fiction. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Linda Boström Knausgård and Jessie Chaffee discuss Welcome to America. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Otto presents Haunted Bauhaus: Occult Spirituality, Gender Fluidity, Queer Identities, and Radical Politics. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Gordon Henry and George Emilio Sanchez join the Poetry Project reading series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Ida Jessen presents A Change of Time with Meghan O’Rourke. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/17: Devin Johnston and Robyn Creswell discuss Mosses and Lichens. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Eric Karpeles talks with Laura Hoptman about Józef Czapski: An Apprenticeship of Looking. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Statman, Lynn Sachs, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Alexandra Zelman-Doring, J.W. McCormack, and Joanna Fuhrman celebrate the latest issue of The Saint Ann’s Review. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Phillippo presents A Contest without Winners: How Students Experience Competitive School Choice. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung discuss Creative Spaces: People, Homes, and Studios to Inspire. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Leland Cheuk and Nicolas Mancusi join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Reading Series, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/18: John Kenney presents Love Poems (for People with Children). Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Susan Isaacs and Jonathan Santlofer discuss Takes One to Know One. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Cyrus Grace Dunham presents A Year Without a Name with T Kira Madden. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Jonathan Lethem and Alex Brook Lynn discuss the twentieth anniversary of Motherless Brooklyn. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Bedford Ave, 7 p.m., free.


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 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 →