Notable NYC: 3/14–3/20

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Saturday 3/14: Mike Lala, Dolan Morgan, Allyson Paty, Haleh Roshan Stilwell, Jacob Perkins, Matt Nelson, Alain Stamatis, and Kalliopi Mathios celebrate mouth tattoos. Mellow Pages Library, 7 p.m., free.

Asha Sasha John and Xeňa Stanislavovna Semjonová join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 3/15: Kate Gale, Gaylord Brewer, Jim Tilley, and Jason Schneiderman celebrate Red Hen Press. Bowery Poetry Club, 3:30 p.m., $5.

Danielle Ofri, Ronna Wineberg, Jerome Lowenstein, Suzanne McConnell, and Jason Schneiderman celebrate The Bellevue Literary Review. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 3/16: Kate Alcott reads A Touch of Stardust. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Manguso and Leslie Jamison celebrate Graywolf Press. Jamison’s The Empathy Exams collects her essays beginning with her experience acting out medical symptoms for students. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 3/17: Jacob Silverman reads Terms of Service, a look at social media and our constant connection to information. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Aaron Starmer launches The Whisper, the second book in the Riverman Trilogy. McNally Jackson, 6:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Manguso reads Ongoingness, an examination of the contemporary essay. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/18: Daniel Wolff, Gregory Pardlo, Elizabeth T. Gray, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths celebrate Four Way Books. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Cathy Linh Che and James Allen Hall join the Poetry Society reading series. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Lincoln Michel, Miles Klee, Deji Bryce Olukotun, and Carmen Maria Machado mingle with OR Books and PEN America. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Cesar Aira and Hari Kunzru discuss The Musical Brain and Other Stories. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Richard Price reads The Whites. Tenement Museum, 6:30 p.m., free.

James Hannaham reads his novel Delicious Foods. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Jim Climent discusses Act of God, her new novel set in Brooklyn during a hot summer. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Kazuo Ishiguro and Caryl Phillips have a conversation. 92Y, 7 p.m., $22.

Thursday 3/19: Jonathan Lethem reads Lucky Alan and Other Stories. Powerhouse Books, 7 p.m., free.

Cecilia Corrigan, Andrew Durbin, and Ben Fama read their latest work. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Alan Cheuse reads his novel Prayers for the Living, a series of conversations between a grandmother and her companions. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kazuo Ishiguro reads The Buried Giant. Congregation Beth Elohim, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Carola Dibbell and Robert Christgau discuss Dibbell’s debut novel, The Only Ones. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 3/20: Hiroaki Sato, Eliot Weinberger, and Forrest Gander celebrated the work of Sakutaro Hagiwara for the Bridge Series. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Patrick Phillips reads from his poetry collection Elegy for a Broken Machine. BookCourt, 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 →