Notable NYC: 3/4–3/10

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Saturday 3/4: Peter Blackstock, senior editor at Grove Atlantic, curates Queer as Volk as part of the Festival Neue Literatur. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m, free.

Timothy Liu and Christopher Salerno launch new books of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Nicoloff and Christopher Stackhouse join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 3/5: Marlen Schachinger, Simon Froehling, and Francine Prose participate in Silence is Violence: LGBTQ Writing in a Fracturing Political Climate. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free.

Anne Waldman and Marjorie Welish read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.

Kaveh Akbar and Charif Shanahan join Poetry’s Country for an evening of readings. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 3/6: David Lehman and Katha Pollitt join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/7: Ryan Ruby presents The Zero and the One and discusses the debut novel with Alexandra Kleeman. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Maeve Kinkead, Annie Kim, Kenneth Hart, and Michael Collins read poetry. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Mohsin Hamid and Philip Gourevitch discuss Exit West, a love story. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Hannah Lillith Assadi, Amy Benson, and Kaitlyn Greenidge join the First Person Plural reading series. Shrine, 7 p.m., free.

Claudia Rankine joins the Paumanok Lecture Series. LIU Performing Arts Center, 6:30 p.m., free.

Jaroslav Kalfař discusses Spaceman of Bohemia, a debut novel, with Ryan Britt. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Paul La Farge talks with Rivka Galchen about his novel The Night Ocean. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/8: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and Gina Apostol discuss Harmless Like You, a novel. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Leah Carroll presents Down City. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Shanthi Sekaran, Paola Mendoza, Rinku Sen, and Kavita Das discuss how immigration restrictions threaten families, mothers and children. Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 7 p.m., $5.

Thursday 3/9: Jhumpa Lahiri and Domenico Starnone discusses Ties, with moderator Michael Reynolds. McNally Jackson Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Annie Hartnett presents Rabbit Cake. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jami Attenberg discusses All Grown Up, her latest novel, with Helen Atsma. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Lehman reads Poems in the Manner of. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Kevin Young talks with Laurin Macios. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Shawn Frazier, Nancy Hightower, and Monica Lewis join the Brew Reading series. Hungry Ghost, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 3/10: Christine Shan Shan Hou, Andriniki Mattis, Dara Cerv, and Alan Felsenthal read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy 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, Fiction Advocate, 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 →