Notable NYC: 11/16–11/22


Saturday 11/16: Malcolm Tariq, Naomi Extra, Aldrin Valdez, and Nabila Lovelace celebrate Tariq’s debut collection, Heed and the Hollow. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Joey de Jesus and Erica Kaufman join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Jason Russo, Mike Topp, Aaron Belz, and Sparrow are the Burgundy Poets. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 11/18: Michael Dumanis and Susan Kinsolving join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Joseph Caldwell talks with Cheryl Pearl Sucher about In the Shadow of the Bridge. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Hugh Ryan, Elliott Sky Case, Allyson McCabe, Leah Schnelback, and Joanna C. Valente join host Alisson Wood and Pigeon Pages for their November reading, a celebration of our NYC queer literary community in collaboration with Luna Luna Magazine, No Tokens, and The Rumpus. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/19: Una Clarke, Ron Howell, Jerome Krase, Deborah Mutnick, and others join the Prospect Lefferts Garden Neighborhood Association panel discussion. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Paul Muldoon presents Frolic and Detour. Shakespeare & Co, 6:30 p.m., free.

Su Hwang, Omotara James, and Asiya Wadud celebrate Bodega. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Flavin Judd, Rainer Judd, and Alix Browne presents Donald Judd Interviews. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Carrie Goldberg, Brenda Jones, Krishan Trotman, and Caitlin Moscatello discuss the power of women’s stories. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Matthew Goodman talks with Gilbert King about The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Kristen Richardson presents The Season: A Social History of the Debutante. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

The Strand hosts a live show of the hit LGBTQ podcast Food 4 Thot as host Tommy Pico, winner of the Whiting Award, an American Book Award, and finalist for a Lambda, launches Feed. The Strand, 8 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 11/20: Dexter Palmer and Gabe Henry discuss Mary Toft; Or The Rabbit Queen. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., free.

Candice Carty-Williams discusses Queenie with Nicole Dennis-Benn. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Adèle Barclay, Alix Anne Shaw, Inès Pujo, Jana Prikryl, and Klara Du Plessis read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Hempel presents Sing to It. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Leila Taylor and M Lamar discuss Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 6 p.m., free.

Jodie Adams Kirshner and Beth Macy discuss Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broke Promises. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Lewis Raven Wallace and Onnesha Roychoudhuri discuss The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity Cover. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cathleen Schine and Cheryl Pearl Sucher discuss The Grammarians. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Gabriel Brownstein and Jon Gertner present The Open Heart Club and The Ice at the End of the World. Book Culture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Boo Anderson, Carrie Conners, Louise Hung, and Azareen van der Vliet Oloomi join the Ditmas Lit Reading Series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Claire Rudy Foster presents their new story collection, Shine of the Ever. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/21: Rosmarie Waldrop and Joan Retallack discuss The Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Catherine Chung, Lilly Dancyger, and Marco Rafalà join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free

Lewis Raven Wallace presents The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity CoverThe Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Mary Gaitskill presents This Is Pleasure and discusses bad behavior in the age of #MeToo. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Ronald Purser and Liza Featherstone discuss McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Nina MacLaughlin presents Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Melissa Surach, Amy Remland, Jessie Paddock, Katie Rainey, and host Amanda Miller join Lyrics, Lit & Liquor series. Secret Location, 7:30 p.m., free.

Marco Lodoli and translator Hope Campbell Gustafson celebrate Islands – New Islands: A Vagabond Guide to Rome. Rizzoli Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Friday 11/22: William Dameron, Neda Toloui-Semnani, and Marco Rafalà join the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Heather Christle and Kaveh Akbar discuss The Crying Book. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →