Notable NYC: 11/9–11/15


Saturday 11/9: Andrea Lawlor and Cecilia Vicuña join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 11/10: R. J. Palacio presents White Bird: A Wonder Story with Ed Park. Congregation Beth Elohim, 4 p.m., $8.

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Max S. Gordon, David Tomas Martinez, Nara Milanich, Ed Morales, Sarah Van Arsdale, and host Stacy Parker Le Melle join the First Person Plural Reading Series. Silvana, 6 p.m., free.

Hisham Matar and Peter Carey discuss A Month in Siena. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 11/11: Maaza Menguiste, Jami Attenberg, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Marcy Dermansky, and Keetje Kuipers join the Franklin Park reading series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Amy Lemmon and Safia Jama join the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Mira Ptacin and Rachel Syme discuss The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/12: Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille discuss The Deserter. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leila Taylor and Laina Dawes discuss Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Shannon Pufahl discusses On Swift Horses with Camille Perri. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Pamela Hart, Frances Richey, and Abby E. Murray discuss Harts debut collection, Mothers Over Nangarhar. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

John Freeman and Valeria Luiselli discuss Dictionary of the Undoing. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Shenaz Patel and Lauren Rosemary Hook discuss Silence of the Chagos. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Leah Vernon presents Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim. WORD – Jersey City, 7 p.m., $5.

Johary Ravaloson and translator Allison M. Charette talk with Uzodinma Iweala about Return to the Enchanted Island. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Lee Bycel presents Refugees in America: Stories of Courage, Resilience, and Hope in Their Own Words. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Dohra Ahmad, Matt Huynh, and Elda Rotor discuss The Penguin Book of Migration Literature: Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Lilly Dancyger, Leslie Jamison, Darcy Lockman, and Shelly Oria join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/13: Elena Schwolsky presents Waking in Havana: A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Adam Platt presents The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony with Nikita Richardson. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Lyons and Sophie St. Thomas discuss Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide to Magical Activism. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Andrew Marantz, Mary Morris, and Tanya Kalmanovitch join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jarett Kobek presents Only Americans Burn in Hell. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Edwidge Danticat reads from her new collection, Everything Inside, and talks with Concepción de León. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Michael Bondhus, Jan Clausen, and Timothy Liu read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

T.A. Stanley hosts the Feral Voices Reading Series. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Illustrator Jason Adam Katzenstein presents The White Man’s Guide to Male Writers of the Western Canon. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Thursday 11/14: Mo Moulton presents The Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mira Ptacin, Jaquira Díaz, Crystal Hana Kim, Iris Martin Cohen and host Michele Filate join the Red Ink series. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Lavelle Porter and Debarati Biswas discuss The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Clifford Thompson presents What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jeffrey Sterling presents Unwanted Spy: The Persecution of an American Whistleblower. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Kacen Callender and K. Arsenault Rivera discuss Queen of the Conquered. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dana R. Fisher and Vanessa Wruble present American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave. Astoria Bookshop, 7 pm., free.

Tori Eldridge presents The Ninja Daughter. Shakespeare & Co, 6:30 p.m., free.

Friday 11/15: Tim Glencross, Lindsay Habers, Emily Wllis Hughes, Joanna Fuhrman, Amy Lawless, Caolan Madden, and Richard Murray read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Hanif Abdurraqib, Gillian McCain, and Legs McNeil join the Poetry Project Reading Series. The Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Mira Jacob presents her graphic memoir Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversation. NYU Creative Writing Center, 5 p.m., free.

Carmen Maria Machado presents In the Dream House, in conversation with director Desiree Akhavan. Books Are Magic, 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 →