Saturday 4/19: Chris Sylvester, Holly Melgard, Joey Yearous-Algozin, Jordan Dunn, and Eddie Hopely read at part three of the Brooklyn Poetry Summit. BookThugNation, 7:30 p.m., free.
David Abel, Anna Vitale, Dana Ward, and Suzanne Stein close out the Brooklyn Poetry Summit. Wendy’s Subway, 10 p.m., free.
Cassandra Gillig and Alice Notley join the Segue Series. Notley’s Culture of One (2011) is inspired by Marie, a woman living beside a dump. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Monday 4/21: Futurepoem, Guernica, and The Atlas Review present some non-literary entertainment along with Lit Crawl NYC for a literary party that should not be missed. Kickstarter Headquarters (58 Kent), 7 p.m., free.
Michael Nava reads from his new novel The City of Palaces (April 2014) set in the years before the Mexican revolution. Bluestockings, 6 p.m., free.
Tuesday 4/22: George Saunders launches Congratulations, by the Way. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.
Poets Angela Carr and Lisa Robertson celebrate Carr’s new collection Here in There (April 2014), which explores the relationship between tension and distraction. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.
Michael Nava reads The City of Palaces (April 2014) again. NYU Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.
Jon Sands, Kevin Pilkington, Sarah Dohrmann, Peter Vanderberg, and Kate Ward Sugar launch the latest issue of LUMINA. KGB, 7 p.m., free.
Thursday 4/24: Helen Benedict, Cara Hoffman, and Katey Schultz discuss women, war, and literary culture. Hoffman’s new novel, Be Safe I Love You (April 2014) follows a returning war veteran. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.
Akhil Sharma and Nell Freudenberger discuss Family Life (April 2014), Sharma’s semi-autobiographical second novel based on an immigrant Indian family dealing with a son’s tragic accident. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.
Chiara Barzini and Kayla Blatchley celebrate the 15th anniversary issue of NOON. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 4/25: Christine Hamm and Aurvi Sharma read as part of the Paragraph series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.