Notable NYC: 3/18–3/24

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Saturday 3/18: Lisa Robertson and Uljana Wolf join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 3/19: Michelle Hogmire, Edward Barkin, Claudia Summers, and Matt Basillere celebrate contributions to KGB Bar Lit. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Ariel Francisco, Sally Wen Mao, Jayson P. Smith, Kymani M. Jade, Taylor Lannamann, Glynn Pogue, Halley Furlong-Mitchell, and Armando Jaramillo Garcia join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Shauna Barbosa, Maya Doig-Acuna, Duarte Gerladino, Ananda Lima, Airea D. Matthews, and Koye Oyedeji join the Sunday Salon reading series. Jimmy’s No. 43, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 3/20: Jazmine Hughes, Eve Peyser, Syreeta McFadden, Durga Chew-Bose, Kashana Cauley, Norman Brannon, Yahdon Israel, Glory Edim, Mira Jacob, Helena Fitzgerald, Claire Beaudreault present the Greatest 3-Minute NYC Stories along with host Jason Diamond. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Grodstein presents Our Short History. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Elena Passarello and Rachel Syme discuss Animals Strike Poses. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/21: Lydia Peelle presents The Midnight Cool, a novel about music, photography, and storytelling. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

I.S. Jones, Sarah Larson, Jonathan Reiss, and Charif Shanahan join the Ditmas Lit reading series. The Lodge, 8 p.m., free.

Karen Van Dyck and poets Maria Margaronis, Hiva Panahi, Gazmend Kapllani, Stephanos Papadopoulos, and Yusef Komunyakaa read from Austerity Measures. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

George Prochnik and Jia Tolentino discuss Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem. Greenlight Fort Greene Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Norman Ohler discusses Blitzed with Jason Diamond. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Ocean Vuong, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Chris Santiago, and Esther Yun read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Selgin, Sheila Kohler, and Dawn Raffel discuss the Meaning of Memoir. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Bruce Bond, Christopher Kempf, Nathan McClain, and Christina Pugh join Four Way Books for a special evening of Free Water reading series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/22: Edmund Gordon and Christian Lorentzen discuss The Invention of Angela Carter, a biography. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Keisha Naomi Bush, Luis Jaramillo, and John Reed join the Guerrilla Lit reading series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Daniel Magariel presents One of the Boys and discusses it with Alexandra Schwartz. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Martha Rhodes reads from The Thin Wall with poets Owen Lewis and Maeve Kinkead. BookCulture Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/23: Rowan Ricardo Phillips hosts the Whiting Award Winners. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Sean D. Henry-Smith, Kit Frick, John Rufo, Joe Rupprecht, and Sam Martone present readings from the New Delta Review. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Lopez and Shelly Oria discuss All Back Full. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Cortney Lamar Charleston presents Telepathologies along with Camonghne Felix, Paul Tran, Shira Erichman, and Jeremy Michael Clark, hosted by Angel Nafis. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

John Freeman Gill presents The Gargoyle Hunters with Liesl Schillinger. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 3/24: Alexandra Kleeman, Patty Yumi Cottrell, and Ariana Reines join the Mid-Sentence reading series. Mid-Manhattan Library Corner Room, 6 p.m., free.

Maria Buck, David Buuk, Jasmine Gibson, Paolo Javier, and Anna Vitale read poetry and discuss Poetry in a Time of Crisis. Berl’s Poetry, 7 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Interviews Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, The Billfold, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog, and io9. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →