Notable NYC: 11/30–12/6


Sunday 12/1: Ryan Chapman and Robin Enric host Sarah Glidden, Vicky Leta, David Heatley, Karen Sneider, and Steve Christie for Sunday Night Fiction. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 12/2: Franny Nudelman presents Fighting Sleep: The War of the Mind and the US Military with Joseph Entin and Philip F. Napoli. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

John Deming, Matthew Yeager, and Jason Schneiderman join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p..m, free.

Raych Jackson presents Even the Saints Audition with Trace DePass and Gabriel Ramirez. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/3: Andrea Beaty presents Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. Brooklyn Public Library, 6 p.m., free.

Olaf Olafsson talks with Sarah Lyall about The Sacrament. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Waters and Ricardo Alberto Maldonado join the One Bleecker Series. Codex, 7 p.m., free.

Charles Soule talks with Gene Gustines about Anyone. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sara Shepard presents Reputation and talks with Abby Endler. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Commune Magazine presents Lucy Diavolo and Natasha Lennard in conversation about Diavolo’s short story, “Lavender, Nevada.” McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Jeff VanderMeer talks with Vernon Reid about Dead Astronauts. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/4: Amy Hempel presents Sing to It. Little City Books, 7 p.m., free.

Philip Good and Trace Peterson join the Poetry Project reading series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Jeff VanderMeer and Adrienne Westenfeld discuss Dead Astronauts. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Erica Wright talks with David Burr Gerrard and Ricardo Alberto Maldonado about Famous in Cedarville. Shakespeare & Co., 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/5: Jonathan Blum talks with Cheryl Pearl Sucher about The Usual Uncertainties. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Vitale, Lewis Freedman, and Zack Pieper read poetry. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Chris Abani and Malcolm Tariq celebrate the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

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

Friday 12/6: Catherine Kapphahn presents Immigrant Daughter: Stories You Never Told Me. BookCulture – LIC, 6:30 p.m., free.

Maya C. Popa talks with Deborah Landau about American Faith. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Carmen Maria Machado and Rumaan Alam discuss In the Dream House. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.


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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 →