Notable NYC: 5/13–5/19

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Sunday 5/14: Juliana Huxtable presents Mucus in My Pineal Gland along with Diamond Stingily and Andrew Durbin. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free.

Wendy Xu, Tobias Carroll, Jimn Han, Jeanann Verlee, and Keegan Lester join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

George Kovalenko, Gabriela Garcia, Hilary Leichter Griffin, and Kate Doyle join Sundays at Erv’s. Ervs, 6 p.m., free.

Jared Walsh, Erica Pagliugo, Diego Guervara, and Kyle Walsh celebrate Scaffolds Press. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 5/15: Amy Thielen discusses Give a Girl a Knife with Matt Weiland. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Peter Marcus hosts Jared Harel, Donald Illich, Emmet O’Cuana, Matthew Campbell, Britt Melewski, Phil St. Dennis Sanchez, Doren Damico, Harvey Soss, and Tom Tracy as read by Anya Yermakova, for Nuclear Impact:Broken Atoms in Our Hands. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Max Winter talks with Julie Buntin about his debut novel Exes, about grief, love, and the idea of home. Buntin’s debut novel Marlena, was released last month. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/16: William Hogeland presents Autumn of the Black Snake. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Claire Dederer and Ariel Levy discuss Love and Trouble. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Andrea Peterson presents On Edge: A Journey through Anxiety. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Chuck Klosterman reads X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century. Ace Hotel, 7 p.m., $30.

Emma Smith-Stevens, Nick Flynn, Rachel Khong, and Aaron Their read in celebration of The Australian. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Dennis Lehane presents Since We Fell. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/17: Guy Delisle and Simon Ostrovsky discuss Hostage. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Maya Kosoff, Katherine Carlson, Mo Fry Pasic, Benjamin Gassman, Emily Lynne, and Alex Guillen join the Funny Sexy Sad NY. Branch Ofc, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jennifer Baker, Alice Kaltman, Stephen Langlois, and Emily Schultz join Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Claire Dederer and Ada Calhoun discuss Love and Trouble. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Phillip Lopate, Lev Grossman, Touré, Maulik Pancholy, Ariel Schrag, Anna North, Kris D’Agostino, and Rumaan Alam celebrate 826NYC, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students ages six to eighteen with writing. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Melodie Winawer presents the novel The Scribe of Siena. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Juan Villoro talks about his novel, The Reef, with Elianna Kan. Community Bookstores, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel DiStefano, Marie Holmes, Kay Iguh, Swati Khurana, Hafeez Lakhani, Danny Lorberbaum, Zulma Ortiz-Fuentes, Dan Sheehan, and Erin Somers read from work they did during the 2016 Center for Fiction Fellowship. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Jess Arndt and Jennifer Firestone join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 5/18: Emma Cline, celebrating the paperback release of The Girls, talks with Jeffrey Eugenides. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jim Shepard chats with Joshua Ferris about The World to Come, along with Randy Cohen of the podcast Person Place Thing. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Pinder, Jessica Baran, Sophie Klahr, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Giannelli and Craig Teicher discuss their new books, Tremulous Hinge and The Trembling Answers. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ariel Levy presents The Rules Do Not Apply, a memoir, and talks about it with Kate Dries. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Mann talks about Yawn: Adventures in Boredom with Maeve Higgins. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Charles Kaiser presents The Cost of Courage. Book Culture, 7 p.m., free.

Justin Boening, Temim Frutchter, Alisa Koyrakh, and Daveon Walker-Figueroa join Franklin Electric Reading Series. Work Heights, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kia Corthron and Kate Daloz join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Reading Series, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 5/19: Jill Santopolo presents The Light We Lost, about a woman with a life altering choice. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Alison Lowenstein, Bob Powers, and Anne Ray join the Brooklyn Writers Space. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →