Notable NYC: 6/3–6/9

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Saturday 6/3: March for Truth. Foley Square, 9 a.m., priceless.

Val Emmich presents The Reminders. Maxwells Tavern, 7 p.m., $7.

Oliver Baez Bendorf, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Joseph Fasano, Megan Fernandes, Michael Homolka, Nomi Stone, and Leah Umansky celebrate Thrush Poetry Journal. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 6/5: Nicole Dennis-Benn talks with Lisa Lucas about Here Comes the Sun, now in paperback. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kei Miller talks with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro about Augustown. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Grant Ginder talks with Rumaan Alam about his latest book, The People We Hate at the Wedding. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Taylor Larsen, Susan DeFreitas, and Kristopher Jansma discuss their first novels. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jessie Janeshek, Claire Donato, Timothy Donelly, and William Lessard celebrate The Shaky Phase, Janeshek’s second collection. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/6: Julia Fierro launches The Gypsy Moth Summer. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jessie Losch, Melissa Shaw, Scott Hess, Daniel Braum, Rachel Lyon, and Amy Dupcak join the Lyrics, Lit, & Liquor series. HiFi, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ellen Meeropol discusses Kinship of Clover with Céline Keating. Book Culture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Haroon Moghul discusses How to Be a Muslim: An American Story. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Strout reads from her latest novel Anything Is Possible, and talks about it with Amor Towles. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jillian Tamaki presents Boundless with Emily Gould. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Colin Harrison presents You Belong to Me. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Katherine Heiny discusses Standard Deviation with Rachel Fershleiser. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Woodson is honored by the Poetry Society of America. New York Botanical Garden, 7 p.m., $250 and up.

Wednesday 6/7: Gabe Habash celebrates the launch of Stephen Florida with conversation with Kevin Nguyen. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Matt Dojny, Sarah Sarai, and Emily Temple join The Disagreement reading series for “If you have really good vision.” HiFi Bar, 9 p.m., free.

MIXER Turns 10: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood with readings by Rebecca Carroll, Donika Kelly, Jeff McDaniel, Laurie Stone, and Tiphanie Yanique, and music from Joan As Policewoman. Our Wicked Lady, 6:30 p.m., $10 (all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood).

Colm Toibin presents House of Names. Paula Cooper Gallery, 7 p.m., free.

Jill Eisenstadt presents Swell. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Patricia Lockwood and Michelle Legro discuss Priestdaddy, a memoir. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Joe Okonkwo and Jonathan Corcoran read from their books in celebration of Lambda Fiction. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Hannah Tinti, Rakesh Satyal, Julia Fierro, Natalka Burian, and Chiwoniso Kaitano join the Sackett Street Writers Workshop Literary Series. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Rumaan Alam celebrates the paperback release of Rich and Pretty and discusses the novel with Mandy Berman, presenting Perennials. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Haroon Moghul presents How to Be a Muslim: An American Story. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/8: Ellen Meeropol, Siel Ju, and Amy Hassinger celebrate an evening with Red Hen Press. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Eugene Lim talks with Jeremy M. Davis about Dear Cyborgs. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Tavonne S. Carson, T.K. Dalton, Phoebe Glick, 최 Lindsay, Sade LaNay, Sean D. Henry-Smith, Daniel Penny, and Wawa celebrate the launch of Apogee Issue 9. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Val Emmich presents The Reminders. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Dean, Jordan Kisner, Coco Mellors, and Lara Mimosa Montes join Franklin Electric reading series. 1037 Dean Street, 7:30 p.m., free.

Gabrielle Campagnano, Caitlin Elizabeth Harper, Karen Heuler, Stephanie Jimenez, and Elizabeth Primamore join the Boundless Tales series. The Local, 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 →