Notable NYC: 3/21–3/27


Saturday 3/21: Phil Klay reads from his National Book Award for Fiction collection Redeployment. He is joined in conversation by Rob Spillman. Brooklyn Public Library, 4 p.m., free.

Rob Crawford, Sabra Embury, Hannah Assadi, Genna Rivieccio, Amanda Killian, Armando Jaramillo Garcia, Stu Watson, and Daniel Adler celebrate opiates. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cynthia Cruz, Gregory Pardlo, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths celebrate Four Way Books. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 3/22: James Hannaham reads from his new novel Delicious Foods. Brooklyn Public Library, 1 p.m., free.

Kate Bernheimer and Joyelle McSweeney join Studio Dynaco. Dynaco, 3:30 p.m., free.

Monday 3/23: Jynne Dilling Martin and Jonathan Meiburg celebrate the release of Martin’s debut poetry collection, We Mammals in Hospital Times. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel Torday reads The Last Flight of Poxl West. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Nova Ren Suma launches The Walls Around Us with Libba Bray. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

James Hannaham reads from his new novel Delicious Foods along with Jennifer Egan. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/24: Miles Klee, Mary Krienke, Brittany Gross, Lizzie Harris, and Tobias Carroll join the Disagreement for series’s anniversary reading What Business Do You Have to Cry Here?. Hifi Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Shulem Deen reads his novel All Who Go Do Not Return about an isolated Hasidic community. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

César Aira and Rivka Galchen discuss The Musical Brain. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/25: Jacob Rubin and Mark Andrew Ferguson discusses their novels with Scott Cheshire. In Ferguson’s genre-bending debut, the protagonist is abducted from the future by himself. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Lindsey Palmer talks about If We Lived Here with Liz Egan, editor of Glamour Magazine. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jody Azzoini, Loren Kleinman, and Joel Allegretti join the Geurilla Lit series. Jimmy’s No. 43, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Gerard talks about her debut novel Binary Star with Justin Taylor. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Colson Whitehead joins the NYPL for Books at Noon. NYPL, Noon, free.

Smith Henderson talks with Porochista Khakpour. Henderson’s debut Fourth of July Creek is now in paperback. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Fitterman, Paolo Javier, Maryam Parhizkar, Eléna Rivera, and Johannah Rodgers read poetry. Tamiement Library, 6 p.m., free.

Teresa Fazio, Brandon Willitts, Pete Molin, and Chris Wolfe join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/26: Nina MacLaughin presents her new memoir Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter, with Rosie Schaap. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Nichole Haroutunian launches Speed Dreaming, a new collection of stories, along with Said Sayrafiezadeh. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Geoff Dyer discusses literature and society with Nikil Saval, author of Cubed, an examination of the modern office. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tommy Pico, Jessi Probus, and Caroline Contillo join the Multifarious Array series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Abigail Thomas talks about What Comes Next and How to Like It with Elissa Schappell. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Frank Cassese reads from his novel Ocean Beach. Think Coffee at Bowery, 8 p.m., free.

Chris Tarry and Pamela Erens discuss Tarry’s short story collection How to Carry Bigfoot Home. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 3/27: Thomas Pierce discusses his novel The Hall of Small Mammals with Halumah Marcus. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Bibbins, Cate Marvin, Alexander Chee, and Matthew Siegel splinter the city of light. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 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 →