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'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 →