Notable NYC: 10/26–11/1


Saturday 10/26: Elizabeth D. Herman, Celeste Sloman, Marisa Schwartz Taylor, and Beth Flynn discuss The Women of the 116th Congress, 6 p.m., free.

Zaina Alsous and Divya Victor join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p..m, $5.

Monday 10/28: Jonathan Safran Foer presents We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. Tishman Auditorium, 7 p.m., $10.

Peter McGough presents II’ve Seen the Future and I’m Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Susan Plunket presents Mission from Venus. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Kathy Fagan and Lisa Richter join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Natalie Eve Garrett presents Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/29: Ross Kenneth Urken presents Another Mother and talks with Anna Ruth Henriques. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Susana Aho, Liz Bowen, Oscar D’Artois, Genise Deal, Kenton deAngeli, and Janelle Poe celebrate the latest issue of The Bushwick Review. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Thomas Chatterton Williams presents Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Andrea Long Chu presents Females with Dayna Tortorici. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

André Aciman presents Find Me. First Unitarian, 7 p.m., $32.96.

Wednesday 10/30: David Heatly and Liana Finck discuss Qualification: A Graphic Memoir in Twelve Steps. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Alissa Quart and Celina Su join Belladonna for a night of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Leo Rice and Patrick McGrath present Angel House. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky presents Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 10/31: Amanda Yates Garcia presents Initiated. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 11/1: Wanda Phipps, Val Vinokur, and Mark Statman read translations and original work. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky celebrate Astro Poets. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.


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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 →