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 Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →