Notable NYC: 4/1–4/7

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Saturday 4/1: Paolo Javier and Jill Magi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/2: Robin Myers and translator Ezequiel Zaidenwerg discuss Conflations. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5:30 p.m., free.

Monday 4/3: Fiona Maazel, Alissa Nutting, Robert Lopez, Lance Olsen, and April Ayers Lawson join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Meredith Maran presents New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention with Benilde Little. Book Culture Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Diamond, Emily Hughes, Kari Paul, and Brittany Spanos talk about “great” literary men. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Rosamond S. King, Jared Stanley, Susan Gevirtz, and Melissa Buzzeo celebrate books from Nightboat Books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Teresa Fazio, Colin Halloran, Lauren Halloran, Kristen Rouse, Christopher Paul Wolfe, and host Matt Gallagher discusses The Road Ahead: Stories of the Forever War. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/4: David Samuel Levinson and Dan Torday discuss Tell Me How This Ends Well, set in the near/possible future where America has descended into chaos and anti-Semitism reigns. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Holleman talks with Jaime Green about The Drowning King. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Eugene Ostashevsky discusses The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi with Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m, free.

Barbara Henning, Hugh Seidman, and Burt Kimmelman read poetry. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/5: Julie Buntin discusses Marlena with Lauren Holmes. Marlena was a Rumpus Book Club pick for March. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Ariel Levy presents The Rules Do Not Apply, a memoir about resilience. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Nancy Hightower, Emily H. Brout, Britt Canty, Katie McKenna, Amy Dupcak, and Amanda Miller join the Lyrics, Liquor and Lit series. HiFi Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jonathan Reiss launches Getting Off. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Pamela Ryder, Donald Breckenridge, William Lessard, and David Leo Rice celebrate Ryder’s Paradise Field. Pacific Standard, 7 p.m., free.

Meredith Maran, A.M. Homes, and Julie Klam discusses reinvention in late life as well as Maran’s memoir The New Old Me. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Marie Howe presents her newest collection of poetry, Magdalene. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Colum McCann offers practical advice with Letters to a Young Writer and discusses the book with Phil Klay. Powerhouse 7 p.m., free.

David Samuel Levinson again discusses Tell Me How This Ends Well with essayist Elisa Albert. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Christina Baker Kline discusses A Piece of the World with Amor Towles. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/6: Julie Buntin celebrates the release of Marlena, her debut novel, with Kashana Cauley. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Grodstein reads Our Short History, a novel written as a letter from a dying mother to her son. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elif Batuman discusses The Idiot with Hanya Yanagihara. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Lehman reads from Poems in the Manner of… and discusses the work with Alan Ziegler. Book Culture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Katie Kitamura, Min Jin Lee, and Priscilla Becker join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kelly Link and Ottessa Moshfegh talk with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/7: David Hering, David Lipsky, and D. T. Max discuss David Foster Wallace. NYU Creative Writing House, 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, 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 →