Notable NYC: 11/9–11/15


Saturday 11/9: Andrea Lawlor and Cecilia Vicuña join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 11/10: R. J. Palacio presents White Bird: A Wonder Story with Ed Park. Congregation Beth Elohim, 4 p.m., $8.

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Max S. Gordon, David Tomas Martinez, Nara Milanich, Ed Morales, Sarah Van Arsdale, and host Stacy Parker Le Melle join the First Person Plural Reading Series. Silvana, 6 p.m., free.

Hisham Matar and Peter Carey discuss A Month in Siena. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 11/11: Maaza Menguiste, Jami Attenberg, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Marcy Dermansky, and Keetje Kuipers join the Franklin Park reading series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Amy Lemmon and Safia Jama join the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Mira Ptacin and Rachel Syme discuss The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/12: Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille discuss The Deserter. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leila Taylor and Laina Dawes discuss Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Shannon Pufahl discusses On Swift Horses with Camille Perri. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Pamela Hart, Frances Richey, and Abby E. Murray discuss Harts debut collection, Mothers Over Nangarhar. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

John Freeman and Valeria Luiselli discuss Dictionary of the Undoing. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Shenaz Patel and Lauren Rosemary Hook discuss Silence of the Chagos. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Leah Vernon presents Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim. WORD – Jersey City, 7 p.m., $5.

Johary Ravaloson and translator Allison M. Charette talk with Uzodinma Iweala about Return to the Enchanted Island. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Lee Bycel presents Refugees in America: Stories of Courage, Resilience, and Hope in Their Own Words. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Dohra Ahmad, Matt Huynh, and Elda Rotor discuss The Penguin Book of Migration Literature: Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Lilly Dancyger, Leslie Jamison, Darcy Lockman, and Shelly Oria join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/13: Elena Schwolsky presents Waking in Havana: A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Adam Platt presents The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony with Nikita Richardson. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Lyons and Sophie St. Thomas discuss Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide to Magical Activism. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Andrew Marantz, Mary Morris, and Tanya Kalmanovitch join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jarett Kobek presents Only Americans Burn in Hell. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Edwidge Danticat reads from her new collection, Everything Inside, and talks with Concepción de León. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Michael Bondhus, Jan Clausen, and Timothy Liu read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

T.A. Stanley hosts the Feral Voices Reading Series. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Illustrator Jason Adam Katzenstein presents The White Man’s Guide to Male Writers of the Western Canon. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Thursday 11/14: Mo Moulton presents The Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mira Ptacin, Jaquira Díaz, Crystal Hana Kim, Iris Martin Cohen and host Michele Filate join the Red Ink series. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Lavelle Porter and Debarati Biswas discuss The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Clifford Thompson presents What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jeffrey Sterling presents Unwanted Spy: The Persecution of an American Whistleblower. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Kacen Callender and K. Arsenault Rivera discuss Queen of the Conquered. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dana R. Fisher and Vanessa Wruble present American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave. Astoria Bookshop, 7 pm., free.

Tori Eldridge presents The Ninja Daughter. Shakespeare & Co, 6:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/15: Tim Glencross, Lindsay Habers, Emily Wllis Hughes, Joanna Fuhrman, Amy Lawless, Caolan Madden, and Richard Murray read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Hanif Abdurraqib, Gillian McCain, and Legs McNeil join the Poetry Project Reading Series. The Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Mira Jacob presents her graphic memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversation. NYU Creative Writing Center, 5 p.m., free.

Carmen Maria Machado presents In the Dream House, in conversation with director Desiree Akhavan. Books Are Magic, 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 →