Notable NYC: 4/11–4/17

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Saturday 4/11: Lisa Samuels and Stephanie Young join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/12: Jaime Clarke reads from his latest novel World Gone Water with Jeffrey Rotter. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 4/13: Colson Whitehead, Amelia Gray, Wendy C. Ortiz, Natalie Eilbert, and Tobias Carroll launch the 7th season of the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Mark Doty and Meryl Natchez celebrate the William Dickey Memorial Broadside Contest. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Ann-Marie MacDonald reads Adult Onset, a new novel about an aging couple. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Joseph Harrison, Penelope Pelizzon, and Mary Jo Salter read poetry from Waywiser Press. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Adriana Trigiani, John Searles, and Mary Murphy celebrate To Kill a Mockingbird. B&N Union Suare, 7 p.m., book purchase recommended.

Tuesday 4/14: Heidi Julavits launches The Folded Clock with a conversation with Ben Marcus. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jeffrey Rotter and Hannah Tinit discuss The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering, Rotter’s new novel set in a near-future America. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Cecily Wong talks with Mary Gordon about Diamond Head. B&N 86th St, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/15: Lily King discusses Euphoria with Stephanie Valdez. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Loren Kleinman, Claudia Serea, and Lauren Schmidt celebrate national poetry month. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jonathan Shaw launches his novel Our Lady of Ashes with Joe Coleman and Alessandra De Benedetti. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Katie Kitamura, Victor LaValle, and Michael Hearst, judges of the PEN Awards, celebrate the announcement of the longlist with Electric Literature. Housing Works, 7 pm., RSVP.

Pierre Joris and André Naffis-Sahely join the Bridge Series, a literature in translation reading series. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Kimberly McCreight reads Where They Found Her, a novel set in New Jersey. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/16: Mark Doty talks with John Freeman. Doty’s Deep Lane is a collection of poems relying on subterranean imagery. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Cecily Wong talks about her new novel, Diamond Head with Julia Fierro. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Junot Diaz reads This is How You Lose Her with Isaac Fitzgerald. St. Francis College, 7 p.m., free.

Jill Alexander Essbaum presents her poetry collection Hausfrau with Alex Morris. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mary Morris reads The Jazz Palace, a novel set in Chicago during the jazz age. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Lyric Hunter and Morgan Parker celebrate Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks and National Poetry Month. Brooklyn Musuem 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/17: Dale Peck reads Visions and Revisions, a coming of age story that is part memoir and part essay. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Cunningham and Darin Strauss discuss The Snow Queen. NYU Writing House, 5 p.m., free.

Ken Babstock, Corina Copp, Ben Fama, and Sina Queyras read poetry and have a conversation with Monica de la Torre and Robert Fitterman. JACK, 7:30 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →