Notable NYC: 4/25–5/1

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Saturday 4/25: Cassandra Seltman, Ian Hatcher, and Clare Nazarena Tascio celebrate the release of Seltman’s poetry volume Palimpset: Down. Mellow Pages, 7 p.m., free.

Ronaldo V. Wilson and Renée Green join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/26: CLMP hosts the annual Lit Mag Fair. Discounted literary magazines and some editors will be available to answer questions. Housing Works, all day, free.

Porochista Khakpour, Kyla Marshell, Ethan Sirotko, and Sara Wallace join The Eagle and The Wren reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Edward Mendelson launches Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers. Unnameable Books, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 4/27: Lydia Davis and Lynne Tillman team up for a reading and conversation. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Jón Gnarr talks about his novel The Indian with Jacob Silverman. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/28: Cate Marvin, Rickey Laurentiis, Sharon Olds, Matthew Rohrer, Danez Smith, Patricia Smith, and Wendy Xu celebrate National Poetry Month. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Norris explains language usage in her new book Between You and Me. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Lyric Hunter, Mel Elberg, and Rebecca Posner join the Heart-Star Salon series. St. Marks Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Colby, Andrew Maxwell, and Simone White celebrate Ugly Duckling Presse. Brooklyn Public Library, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/29: Adam Thirlwell launches Lurid and Cute, a new novel, along with Colm Tóibín. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Porochista Khakpour, Emily St. John Mandel, Lincoln Michel, and Shya Scanlon discuss dystopian fiction with panel hosts Jason Diamond and Rahawa Haile. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Jericho Brown, Morgan Parker, Danez Smith, and Jeanann Verlee join the Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Aida Zilelian reads from debut novel The Legacy of Lost Things. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Brian DeLeeuw reads The Dismantling, a novel straddling the line between commercial suspense and literary fiction. Book Culture Columbus Avenue, 7 p.m., free.

Brian Catling reads The Vorrh. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/30: Kelin Loe, Edward Mullany, Safia Jama, and Rigberto González join the Free Water reading series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

James Wood reads The Nearest Thing to Life and has a conversation with Mark Greif. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Brian Catling presents The Vorrh, a debut novel involving a heroic housecat. He will be in conversation with Robert Repino, author of Mort(e), a dark novel about animals rapidly evolving and destroying humanity. WORD Brookyn, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Thirlwell discusses Lurid and Cute with Sam Lipsyte. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Nathan Larson, Stacy Wakefield, and Eliza Factor discuss Punk New York: Past and Future, along with Factor’s new book, Love Maps. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Brian DeLeeuw reads The Dismantling. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Roberta Antognini, Giuseppe Leporace, and Deborah Woodard read from Hospital Series, a new pamphlet in translation. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 5/1: Jayne Anne Phillips, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Stephen Dunn, David Wojahn, and Chloe Honum celebrate the 80th Anniversary of The Southern Review. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Christen Madrazo, Kendra Eash, Tzena Nicole, Joseph Riippi, and Robin Gelfenbien join the Renegade Reading Series with hosts Erika Anderson and Rich Moy. Projective Space, 7 p.m., free.

Catherine Lacey joins the Emerging Writers Series at NYU. KGB, 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 →