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'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 →