Notable NYC: 5/27–6/2

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Saturday 5/27: Hossannah Asuncion and Che Gossett join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Tuesday 5/30: Samantha Irby presents her new essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life (our May Book Club selection). Housing Works, 7 p.m., $20.

Douglas Brunt and Harlan Coben discuss Trophy Son. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Straub celebrates the paperback launch of Modern Lovers at her very own bookstore. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jardine Libaire presents White Fur with Whitney Joiner. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/31: Aziza Barnes, Safia Elhillo, Nathan McClain, and Rodney Jones join Angel Nafis for the Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Stephen Massimilla, Susan Tepper, Irene O’Garden, Britt Melewski, Linda Carela, and Shinelle L. Espaillat celebrate the release of Midway Journal. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Julia Dahl, Lee Matthew, and Alex Smith join the Guerrilla Lit reading series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joyce Carol Oates presents A Book of American Martyrs. Little City Books, 7 p.m., free.

Margot Singer and Kaylie Jones discuss Underground Fugue. BookCulture Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Amanda Calderon, Rachel Lyon, and Michael Tyrell join the Kill Genre reading series. The Gallery, 8 p.m., free.

Nora Paley, Ynestra King, Naomi Replansky, Gerry Albarelli, Gish Jen, and Kevin Bowen discuss the work of Grace Paley. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Garnette Cadogan, Kristopher Jansma, and Jessie Chaffee discuss writing about cities. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/1: Sarah Moriarty and Siobhan Adcock discuss North Haven. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Helene Stapinski presents Murder in Matera. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Woodson and Isaac Fitzgerald discuss Another Brooklyn. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Hannah Tinti, Jim Shepard, and Jessie Chaffee join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Celebrate Guernica, Literary Hub, and Joyland. Night of Joy, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 6/2: Douglas Brunt presents Trophy Son, along with Amor Towles. Powerhouse Archway, 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 →