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'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 →