Notable NYC: 5/26–6/1

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Saturday 5/26: Ben Gwin, Rebecca Evanhoe, Rochard Gegick, and Heather Wells Paterson celebrate the release of Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan Middleton. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Chase Berggrun and Precious Okoyomon join the Segue reading series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Tuesday 5/29: Kelli Maria Korducki and Larissa Pham discuss Hard to Do: The Surprising, Feminist History of Breaking up. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Pamela Druckerman presents There Are No Grown-ups with Jancee Dunn. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rebecca Soffer presents Modern Loss. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5

Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Neil Donnelly, and Alan Rapp discuss architecture. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/30: Jes Baker discusses Landwhale with Ushshi Rahman and Jessica Torres. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Brendan Lorber and John Yau join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Nikita Gill, Iain Thomas, Amanda Lovelace, Trista Mateer, Cyrus Parker, and KY Robinson read poetry. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Ellen Steinbaum reads from the poetry collection This Next Tenderness. Book Culture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Elisabeth Cohen presents The Glitch and talks with Lizzie Skurnick. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Joshua Mensch presents Because: A Lyric Memoir and talks with Stanley Plumly. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/31: Darnell Moore presents No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. BAM Fisher, 7 p.m., free with RSVP.

Diane Seuss and Robin Richardson read poetry sponsored by the Brooklyn Art Song Society. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/1:Thelma Golden and Kaitlyn Greenidge join the National Book Foundation for a conversation. NYPL – Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, 6:30 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, 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 →