Notable NYC: 4/18–4/24


Saturday 4/18: Paul Beatty discusses The Sellout, Brooklyn Public Library, 4 p.m., free (RSVP recommended).

Sara Fetherolf, John Reid Currie, Zakia Henderson-Brown, and Carrie Meyers join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Leslie Allison, Filip Marinovich, and Lewis Warsh celebrate the launch of their books from Ugly Duckling Presse. Pierogi Gallery, 8 p.m., free.

Anne Tardos and Bill Luoma are the latest poets at Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/19: Brian Droitcour, Monica de la Torre, Cory Tamler, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Yan Jun launch The Animated Reader. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Mónica de la Torre, Timothy Donnelly, Hafizah Geter, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, and Matthea Harvey read poetry with editors Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Michael Broder and R. Erica Doyle joins the Studio Dynaco series. Dynaco, 3:30 p.m., free.

Eduardo C. Corral, Molly Rose Quinn, Cathy Linh Che, and Bill Yarrow join the Sunday Salon. Jimmy’s 43, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 4/20: Nicole Aschoff launches The New Prophets of Capital, an examination of the “ethical” capitalists, with Liza Featherstone. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m, free.

Jen Doll and Kyle Chayka will read tote bag stories along with tote judges Camille Perri, Saeed Jones, Bev Rivero, and Dan Wilbur in the epic, final episode of Game of Totes, sponsored by Vol 1 Brooklyn and Electric Literature. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/21: Mark Doty reads Deep Lane, his new collection of poetry. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Hilton Als joins Hunter’s Distinguished Writers series. Faculty Dining Room, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chigozie Obioma debuts his novel The Fishermen, and has a conversation with Nana-Ama Kyerematen. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Benjamin Percy launches his latest novel The Dead Lands, in conversation with Kelly Link. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Isaac Fitzgerald moderates a discussion between Stephen King, Owen King, Emma Straub and Peter Straub. St. Francis College, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Gaylord reads When We Were Animals. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Britt Gambino, Rob Hill, Devin Kelly, Liv Lansdale, and Aleksander Zywicki celebrate the release of Issue 5 of Armchair / Shotgun. St. Marks Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/22: Katie Bolick talks with Rebecca Mead about Bolick’s debut book, Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Schultz talks with Julia Fierro about The Blondes, a novel about diseased blonde women. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Christine Breen reads Her Name is Rose with Carlene Carter. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Arlo Quint and Paige Taggart lead off a night of Earshot along with MFA readers Devin Kelly and Olga Breydo. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/23: Angela Flournoy talks about her debut novel The Turner House with Ayana Mathis. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Kirstin Valdez Quade and Justin Torres discuss Night at the Fiestas, Quade’s debut collection of stories. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elana Dykewomon reads from her poetry collection What Can I Ask with Irena Klepfisz. Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free.

Nikil Saval, author of Cubed, Aaron Braun, Sarah Jaffe, Maxine Phillips, and Maida Rosenstein discuss the state of labor in publishing. The Bell House, 7 p.m., free (RSVP recommended).

Nina MacLaughlin and Michele Filgate join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 4/24: Maureen Gibbon discusses her novel Paris Red with Brigid Hughes. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

David Tomas Martinez, Cecily Iddings, and Tyehimba Jess join the Brooklyn Poets series. BRIC House, 7 p.m., free.

Natalie Peart and Montana Ray join Apogee Journal for an open microphone reading on gender and sexuality. Book Culture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Eugene Thacker celebrates the release of the next two volumes of The Horror of Philosophy series. Spoonbill & Sugartown, 7 p.m., free.

Sandi Leibowitz, John Greiner, Valerie G. Keane, Tony Gloeggler, and Rich Watson celebrate Queens Writers Weekend 2015 with the opening readings. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 →