Notable NYC: 11/2–11/8


Saturday 11/2: Julia Guez presents In an Invisible Glass Case Which Is Also a Frame with Ricardo Maldonado, Omotara James, and Jenny Xie. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free.

Diannely Antigua, Mark Doty, and Jessica Greenbaum join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. Brooklyn Museum, 6:30 p.m., free.

Jasmine Gibson and Rosamond S. King join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 11/3: Daniel José Older presents The Book of Lost Saints with Ashley C. Ford. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Monday 11/4: Dorothea Lasky and Timothy Donnelly celebrate Wave Books. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Angela Saini presents Superior: The Return of Race Science. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jung Young Moon presents Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel Mendelsohn and Vinson Cunningham discuss Ecstasy and Terror: From Greeks to Game of Thrones. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Jeffrey Thomson talks with Iain Haley about Half/Life: New & Selected Poems. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Curtis Bauer and Harry Bauld join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/5: Zeruya Shalev presents Pain and talks with Lauren Groff. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Fintan O’Toole and Hari Kunzru discuss The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Deborah Levy presents The Man Who Saw Everything. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Book Culture partners with the Poets of Queens Reading Series for a special poetry reading with Rosebud Ben-Oni and Tom Healy. Book Culture – LIC, 6:30 p.m., free.

Mark Haber and Gabe Habash discuss Reinhardt’s Garden. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Kevin Wilson talks with Emma Straub about Nothing to See Here. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/6: Adam Frankel and Jake Horowitz discuss The Survivors: A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Raymond Foye and Christopher Stackhouse celebrate the poetry of Bob Kaufman. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Bedford Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Suzanne Langille and Yuko Otomo read from Autumn’s Sun, followed by a performance from Loren Connors. Unnameable Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Peter Mishler and David Tomas Martinez read poetry and talk. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Jodi Daynard presents A Transcontinental Affair. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Nathalie Etoke, Lewis R. Gordon, LaRose T. Parris, and Drucilla Cornell discuss Melancholia Africana: The Indispensable Overcoming of the Black Condition. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Kimberly Burwick, Carey Salerno, and Joseph O. Legaspi celebrate Brightword and read poetry. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Grace Blakeley and Waleed Shahid discuss Stolen: How to Save the World From Financialisation. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Alix Browne, David O. Colman, Michael Hainey, and Kim Hastreiter discuss the past, present and future of magazine writing. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Andrea Long Chu and Jordy Rosenberg discuss Females. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/7: Lindy West presents The Witches are Coming. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $30.

Idra Novey, Rumaan Alam, Cathy Park Hong, and Alex Mar discuss writing against the patriarchy. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

T.J. Anderson III, Jaswinder Bolina, Mai C. Doan, Logan Fry, Myung Mi Kim, Kimberly Reyes, and Brittany Tomaselli read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Ilene Kalish, Tehama Lopez Bunyasi, Candis Watts Smith, William Cerbone, Lauren Mancia, and Hannah Gurman discuss university presses. Book Culture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Soong, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Emily Skillings celebrate Near, At. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Cinelle Barnes presents Malaya: Essays on Freedom. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Kuper presents Heart of Darkness. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize-winner Tsitsi Jaji reads from her second book of poems, Mother Tongues. Irène P. Mathieu and Matthew Shenoda begin the evening with introductory readings. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Steph Cha talks with Sarah Weinman about Your House Will Pay. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Donika Kelly, Leland Cheuk, and Jennifer Baker join The Rumpus and The Rally Reading series for a night of overtly political readings. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 11/8: Charlotte Druckman presents Women on Food and talks with Andy Baraghani. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Danny Fingeroth presents A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee with David Kasakove. The Way Station, 7 p.m., Free With RSVP.

Marco Rafala presents How Fires End and Emma Sloley presents Disaster’s Children. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Myla Goldberg and John Wray talk with Darin Strauss for the New Salon. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 p.m., free.

Caitlin Elizabeth Harper hosts Renegade Reading series. Cafe Con Libros, 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 →