Saturday 5/10: Stephen Boyer and Holly Pester join the Segue Series. Boyer compiled the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Sunday 5/11: Peter Gizzi and Brenda Coultas read poetry. Gizzi’s In Defence of Nothing (February 2014) gathers selected poems from 1987 to 2011. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.
Sean Madigan Hoen, Alena Graedon, and Tejas Desai join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Hoen’s memoir Songs Only You Know (April 2015) examines his sister’s depression, his crack-addicted father, and his parents’s divorce. KGB, 7 p.m., free.
Lynne Tillman, Jeff Jackson, Tova Mirvis, Brandan Kiely, and Wah-ming Chang join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Tillman’s What Would Lynne Tillman Do? (April 2014) collects her essays on a variety of topics. Jackson’s Mira Corpora (2013) offers a coming-of-age story of a teen runaway. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.
Ken Silverstein reads from The Secret World of Oil, an exploration of the global oil industry. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Tuesday 5/13: Julia Fierro celebrates the release of Cutting Teeth, her debut novel about Park Slope parenting. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Amy Rowland reads from her debut novel, The Transcriptionist (March 2014), about the last transcriptionist at a New York City newspaper where protagonist Lena grows obsessed with a news story involving a woman mauled by a lion. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.
Joshua Ferris launches his third novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, about an anxious middle-aged dentist in Manhattan who discovers an online doppelgänger. McNally Jackson, 8 p.m., free.
Adam Pelzman reads from his debut novel Troika (May 2014), the story of a Cuban-American girl and Russian boy. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.
Wednesday 5/14: Joshua Ferris again reads To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore reads her new novel Bittersweet (May 2014) about a girl and her roommate at a prestigious East Coast college. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
James Fearnley reads from his memoir Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues (May 2014), a look at the founder of the accordion-playing Irish folk band. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.
Stephanie Gray, Laura Henrikse, Becca Klave, Amy Lawles, Matt Longabucco, Dolan Morgan, Leila Ortiz, Molly Quinn, and Jordan Scott celebrate the release of the latest issue of No, Dear. Cantina Royal, 7 p.m., free.