Notable NYC: 3/22–3/28


Saturday 3/22: Ariel Gore reads from her new memoir, The End of Eve (February 2014). Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free.

Rob Halpern and Ann Lauterbach join the Segue Series. Halpern’s collection Common Place is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. Segue Series, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 3/23: Nathaniel Popkin, Melvin Bukiet and Liesl Schillinger perform a tribute to Polish author Marek Hiasko. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 3/24: Phil Klay reads from his collection of war stories, Redeployment (March 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tova Mirvis reads from her new novel, Visible City (March 2014) about three privileged New York City couples. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Yona Harvey and Rachel Zucker read poetry. Zucker’s The Pedestrians (April 2014) explores motherhood and marriage in a double collection of poetry. Harvey’s Hemming Water (2013) discusses the futility of correcting a constantly changing life. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Simon Schama and Jonathan Safran Foer discuss The Story of the Jews (March 2014), a multi-book epic history. 92Y, 8 p.m., $29.

Liza Monroy, Kenan Trebincevic, Susan Shapiro, and Melynda Fuller join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Monroy’s The Marriage Act (February 2014) follows two freinds’ quest for a green card. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/25: Ted Thompson launches his debut novel The Land of Steady Habits. Protagonist Anders Hill seeks the reconciliation of his past and present in a stuffy Connecticut hamlet. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Bush, Mary Ann Newman, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips read translated literature from Catalan as part of The Bridge series. Phillips’ translation of Salvador Espiru’s 1935 story collection Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth (2012) reflects Catalan and Spanish society of the time. Josep Pla’s The Gray Notebook, translated by Bush (2014), was written over the course of fifty years following the outbreak of flu in 1918. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/26: Becca Worby, Jessica Penettieri, Emily Brandt, Jason Donnelly, Emily Cementina, and Alex Morris celebrate the 10th edition of reading series The Buzzard’s Banquet. Soda Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Sara Barron reads essays from her collection The Harm In Asking (March 2014). Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Anselm Berrigan, Gary Indiana, Lucy Ives and Jay Scheib read their work in the latest issue of BOMB to celebrate the issue’s release. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Coover reads from his latest novel, The Brunist Day of Wrath (April 2014), sequel to The Origin of the Brunists (1978). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Susan Rieger reads her debut novel, The Divorce Papers (March 2014) about a young criminal lawyer dealing with a wealthy soon-to-be divorced client. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/27: Kathryn Levy, Maya Pindyck and Purvi Shah read poetry. Levy’s colleciton Reports (2013)examines the voices in modern life. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Joshua Edwards, Lynn Xu, and Sampson Starkweather read poetry. Starkweather’s The First 4 Books of Sampson Starkweather (2013) challenges the contemporary notion of a poetry collection by combining four disparate books as one. Xu’s Debts and Lessons (2013) looks at love, violence, and lament. Edwards’s latest work, Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa (February 2014) is a collection of photos. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Coover again reads The Brunist Day of Wrath (April 2014). Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 3/28: Deborah Feldman and Mark Jacobson discuss Feldman’s memoir Exodus (March 2014), an examination of her departure from the ultra-orthodox community in Hasidic Brooklyn. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., free.

Philip Schultz and Michael Dickman discuss The Wherewithal (February 2014), Schultz’s novel about a man hiding in San Francisco during the Vietnam war. The Strand, 7 p.m., $10.

Patricia Spears Jones celebrates the release of her new chapbook Living in the Love Economy with Erica Hunt and Anselm Berrigan. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Elyse Cheney, Fiona Maazel, Fiona McCrae, and Adelle Waldman discuss Authors, Editors and Agents. NYU Writers House, 5 p.m., free.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →