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'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 →