Notable NYC: 4/14–4/20

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Saturday 4/14: Catherine Barnett, Jess Rizkallah, and Devon Walker-Figueroa celebrate the latest issue of Poets Country. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Moschovakis and Angel Nafis join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/15: Lisa Locascio and Kirsten Kearse represent Joyland LA and David Burr Gerrard and Michelle Lyn King represent Joyland NYC for a fight to the death over which coast is better, along with host and co-founder Emily Schultz. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 4/16: Melissa Febos, T Kira Madden, Jaya Saxena, and Tyler Wetherall inaugurate the Memoir Mondays reading series, a joint venture from Narratively, The Rumpus, Catapult, Granta, Guernica, Longreads, and Tin House intended to highlight memoir and first-person narratives. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Thomas March and Star Black join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Akwaeke Emezi talks with Tyler Ford about Freshwater, a novel. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nick Flynn discusses how not to write your memoir with Billy Hough, part of a series on how to not to write. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Jill Hoffman and Dell Lemmon celebrate poetry books from Mudfish Individual Poets Series from Box Turtle Press. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Mahogany L. Browne, Kaleb Rae Candrilli, Caylin Capra-Thomas, Brandon Courtney, jamie mortara, Gala Mukomolova, and Christina Olivares read for YesYes Books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/17: Alexander Chee launches How to Write an Autobiographical Novel and talks about the book with J. Courtney Sullivan. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leah Umansky reads from The Barbarous Century. Book Culture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Cutter Wood presents Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jenny Xie launches Eye Level with Sahar Muradi, Joseph Legaspi, and Nicole Sealey. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Leila Slimani talks with John Freeman about The Perfect Nanny. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Powers presents The Overstory. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

David Ricciardi discusses Warning Light with Mark Greaney. Mysterious Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Sally Kohn and Rebecca Carroll join PEN America for PEN Out Loud: The Opposite of Hate. Subculture, 7 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 4/18: Rob Fitterman and Ann Lauterbach read poetry. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Anna Vitale, Melissa Hohl, and Denise Jarrott join Vegetarian Alcoholic Press for a night of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Iris Martin Cohen talks with Hannah Lillith Assadi about The Little Clam. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris talk about My Lady’s Choosing. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Paul Cohen, Alex Behr, and Jenn Stroud Rossmann join the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. 161 Chrystie Street, 7:30 p.m, free.

Steven Hartov reads The Soul of a Thief. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jesse Andrews presents Munmun. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/19: Sofia Samatar and Kate Zambreno discuss Monster Portraits. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p..m, $5.

Victor Cervantes, Sue Landers, and Dan Meltz join the Drunken Careening Writers series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Janet Kaplan, Joanna C. Valente, Steven Alvarez, Lauren Hilger, and Adam Deutsch read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Morris and Cheryl Pearl Sucher discuss Gateway to the Moon. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Cam Simpson presents The Girl From Kathmandu. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Patty Yumi Cottrell along with Sarah Gerard, Alice Sola Kim, and Kathleen Alcott discuss Sorry to Disrupt the Peace. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars join the Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/20: Sam Graham-Felsen, Charles Leerhsen, and Chantal House join Brooklyn Writers Space Reading series. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Charles Theonia, Simone John, and Dorothea Lasky join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. Industrious Brooklyn, 8 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 →