Notable NYC: 5/24–5/30

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Saturday 5/24: Judith Goldman and Andy Sterling join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Alex Wright, Michael Lazan, Sharon Guskin, and David Zweig read in the Brooklyn Writers Space series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 5/25: Erika K. Stanley, Charif Shanahan, Dina Nayeri, and Elizabeth Eslami celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Manhattanville Review. Bowery Poetry Club, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 5/26: Beginning today wearing white is acceptable.

Tuesday 5/27: Tom Robbins launches his memoir, Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life. B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Bush, Kelly Forsythe, Michael Keenan, Maya Catherine, and Britt Melewski join the Mental Marginalia series. Keenan’s Translation on Waking in An Italian Cemetary is forthcoming from A-Minor Press. The West, 8 p.m., free.

Julie Buntin, Victor Lavalle, and Nell Freudenberger join the Fiction Addiction reading series. 2A, 8 p.m., free.

Eduardo C. Corrall hosts Éireann Lorsung and J. Scott Brownle for a poetry reading. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen Burt, Katha Pollitt, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips read poetry from Blue Flower Arts. Burt’s collection Belmont (2013) examines the limits and pleasures of his life. Bryant Park, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/28: Amy Rowland launches 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. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jesse Kohn, Helen Schreiner, Stephen Schuyler, Sean Padden, Jessica Rogers, and Matt Resignola read at the Buzzard’s Banquet one-year anniversary event. Soda Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Steve Brezenoff talks with Jordan Brown about his novel Guy in Real Life, (May 2014), a love story about two teens from the midwest. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Bernd Riexinger and Elena Papadogpoulou discuss the future of the European left with Chris Maisano of Jacobin. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Zoë Heller, Elissa Schappell, J. Courtney Sullivan, and Carmela Ciuraru discuss unlikeable characters. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, David Burr Gerrard, and Loren Kleinman join the Guerrilla Lit series. Jimmy’s 43, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/29: Rivka Galchen reads from her new story collection American Innovations. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Tom Robbins reads from his memoir Tibetan Peach Pie (May 2014). Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Sophie Haigney vs. Todd Hearon and Joshua Fredkin vs. Roberto Montes in Friend Verse Friend. Mellow Pages, 8 p.m., free.

Julia Fierro and Porochista Khakpour join Pete’s Reading series. Fierro’s Cutting Teeth (May 2014) examines thirty-somethings attempting to enjoy a beach house with their children. Khakpour’s The Last Illusion (May 2014) follows an Iranian woman who gives birth to a pale skinned boy. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 5/30: Leland Cheuk, Michael Shari, and Sweta Vikram share their work as part of the Paragraph writing space series. KGB, 7 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →