Notable NYC: 4/4–4/10

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Saturday 4/4: Dorothea Lasky, Lisa Cohen, Wayne Koestenbaum, Kate Zambreno, Marie Buck, and Gary Indiana celebrate the latest from Animal Shelter. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Lola Calise, Ian McLellan Davis, Lilya Davis, Morgan Forbes, and Hannah McMurray launch Issue 6 of harlequin creatures. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Cecillia Vicuna and Laurie Weeks join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 4/6: Mario Marazziti and Paul Elie discuss 13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Morgan Parker and Chris Prioleau join the NY Writers Coalition Reading Series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/7: Jacob Rubin talks with Teddy Wayne about Rubin’s debut novel, The Poser. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jeffrey Rotter and John Wray discuss Rotter’s novel The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Graeber and Nikil Saval discuss The Utopia of Rules: Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 4/8: Caryl Phillips reads The Lost Child. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Kent Russell talks about I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Helen Macdonald and Lev Grossman chat about H is for Hawk, Macdonald’s new novel. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/9: Ann Packer discusses her new novel The Children’s Crusade with Meg Wolitzer. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Louis Begley and Jane Kramer have a conversation about Killer, Come Hither. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Elisa Albert and Chloe Caldwell join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Bethany Chase reads The One That Got Away. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Thomson Guster and Laura A. Warman join My Teenage Dream Ended. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.

Friday 4/10: Mark Ferguson presents his debut novel The Lost Boys Symphony. BookCourt , 7 p.m., free.

Jeanine Oleson, Leslie Allison, and Jessica Posner join the Multifarious Array. Pete’s Candy Store, 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →