Tuesday November 27: Celebrating the Renegade Press at ACA Galleries in Chelsea. This series features a different indie publisher each month. November's guest is Big Game Books (of Washington, D.C.). Big Game Books editor Maureen Thorson will host and there will be readings from Sandra Beasley, Shafer Hall, Ada Limón, Logan Ryan Smith, and music from Alex Battles. Wine, cheese, and crackers, too. Curated by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum. ACA Galleries. 529 W 20th St. 6 pm. Free.

Wednesday November 28: True crime writer Joe McGinniss reads from his book Never Enough about a pair of rich, doomed brothers—one murdered in Hong Kong and the other found stabbed to death in Connecticut. I'm a nerd, I love this kind of stuff. Upper West Side Barnes and Noble. 2289 Broadway @82nd. 7pm. Free.

Also Wednesday: Former Harper's editor Lewis Lapham is talking about his new magazine Lapham's Quarterly at Border's Books. His journal will have new articles on current events as well as historic essays on similar topics (war, economic issues, etc). Interesting. Border's Books. 461 Park Ave @57th. 7pm. Free.

ALSO also Wednesday: Jeez Weds is a big day this week. The PEN American Center has a new series at South Paw in Brooklyn where they bring artists and writers together to discuss what makes writing matter today. This week we've got writers Rick Moody and Wesley Stace (also known as the musician John Wesley Harding) and singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens.

Saturday December 1-Sunday December 2: The New York Center for Independent Publishing is having its annual indie and small press book fair this weekend. There are tables full of books and things to browse as well as a bunch of talks and programming from publicity how-tos to a panel on sex and violence with Amy Scholder, Chad Post, Slava Mogutin, and Sinan Antoon. Also, weirdly, A Public Space literary journal faces off again the New York Review of Books in a literary trivia quiz contest. I'll probably go to this on Sunday. New York Center for Independent Publishing. 20 W 44th St. Sat 10am–6pm. Sun 11am–5pm. Free.

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