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'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 →