Notable NYC: 12/7–12/13


Saturday 12/7: Maya Phillips, Jon Sands, and José Olivarez read poetry. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free.

Zefyr Lisowski and Sarah Schulman join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

John Galbraith Simmons, Jocelyn Genevieve Barque, and Christopher Winks discuss Aline & Valcour, a translation of the work of Marquis de Sade. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 12/8: Sophie Jaff, Leah Falk, Sydney Jin Choi, Brynn Bogert, Marco Rafala, and Amanda Galvan Huynh join the Dead Rabbits Reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 12/9: Rion Amilcar Scott, Ryan Chapman, Jennifer Baker, Simon Jacobs, and Addie Tsai join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Kathleen Graber and Eleanor Wilner join the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Kristen Richardson talks with Angela Serratore about The Season. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/10: Siri Hustvedt, Helen Phillips, and Jason Tougaw join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Jane Bernstein presents The Face Tells the Secret. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/11: Calvin Tomkins and Massimiliano Gioni discuss The Lives of the Artists: Collected Profiles. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Natalie Mesnard, Brady Huggett, Lauren Bugg, Richard Jeffrey Newman, and Mary Boo Anderson join the Same Page Reading series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Join Kundiman for a showcase celebrating their 2019 Mentorship Lab. Readers include mentors J. Mae Barizo, T Kira Madden, and Bushra Rehman and mentees June Daowen Lei, Ananya Kanai Shah, Shrima Divya Nair, Danielle Batalion Ola, Pik-Shuen Fung, Julie Ae Kim, Paul Aster Stone-Tsao, and Kimarlee Nguyen. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Mikki Kendall and N. K. Jemisin discuss Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 12/12: Nathan J. Robinson and Timothy Faust discuss Why You Should Be A Socialist. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Denise Duhamel and Michelle Weinberg are double trouble poet and artist collaborators. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 6 p.m., free.


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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 →