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'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 →