Notable NYC: 5/9–5/15


Saturday 5/9: Lewis Freedman and Alli Warren join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 5/10: Anne Enright launches The Green Road. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Morgan Parker, Ryan Britt, Britt Gambino, Emily Yoon, Karolina Manko, and Nicole Testa join the Dead Rabbits. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 5/11: Jabari Asim discusses Only the Strong with Mike Sacks. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tyler Coates, Jolie Kerr, Drew Grant, Madeline Davies, Jen Doll, and Myles Tanzer are Confronting the Comments Section. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Helen Specht discusses her debut novel Migratory Animals with Merritt Tierce, author of Love Me Back. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah McCoy discusses The Mapmakers Children with Caroline Leavitt. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kevin McEnroe and Darrly Pinckney discuss Our Town. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 5/12: Michael Fournier reads his second novel, Swing State, about rust belt towns and football. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amitava Kumar discusses Lunch with a Bigot with Dani Shapiro. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Kevin McEnroe launches Our Town, a debut novel set in drug-fueled Hollywood. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Arden Levine, Nichole LeFebvre, Ron Kolm, Frank Weisberg, and Karen Heuler join the Disagreement Series. Hi-Fi, 8 p.m., free.

Heidi Julavits, Pamela Paul, Richard McGuire, and Kate Zambreno have a conversation. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Maggie Lehrman reads The Cost of All Things. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/13: Sara Novic reads Girl at War, a debut novel about a girl coming of age. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Michelle Greco, Kim Farrar, and Kathleen Kraft read recent works of poetry. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate Marshall read from The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Victoriana scholar Deborah Lutz presents The Bronte Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects, which examines a series of artifacts from the Haworth parsonage where Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte lived most of their lives and wrote their novels. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Nikil Saval, Moira Donegan, Sam Biederman, Gary Percesepe, Shawn Wen, Michael Merriam, Annie Julia Wyman, Dayna Tortorici, and Ian McDougall celebrate n+1’s latest book, City by City. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Julie Hart, Amanda Killian, Mordecai Walfish, Danielle Varga, Jonathan Schienberg, Emily Blair, and A Kaiser read poetry, hosted by Wendy Xu. Mellow Pages, 8 p.m., free.

Sarah Gerard, Montana Ray, Erica Lewis, and Joe Pan join artists for the latest Atlas reading. Local 61, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/14: Nathan Larson, Stacy Wakefield, and Megan Abbott celebrate Larson’s The Immune System: A Dewey Decimal Novel. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mia Alvar, Matthew Baker, Austin Bunn, Scott Cheshire, Diane Cook, Katie Coyle, Andrew Roe, Matt Sumell, Ted Thompson, and Anne Valente celebrate One Story. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Suzanne Scanlon and Kate Zambreno discuss Her 37th Year, an Index. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Meghan Daum and Phillip Lopate discus the art of the essay. Bookculture Columbus Ave, 6:30 p.m., free.

Friday 5/15: Sean H. Doyle, D. Foy, Natalie Eilbert, and Jordan Ginsberg launch Doyle’s debut, This Must Be the Place. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Brandon Harris, Elias Rodriques, Nicky Tiso, Steve Featherstone, Sam Biederman, Erin Sheehy, Katy Lederer, and Debbie Nathan again celebrate n+1’s City by City. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Qin Wenjun, Wang Gang, and Di An explore the art of the short story. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Arnold Kemp, Sreshta Rit Premnath, and Erica Lewis wrap up the spring season of the Multifarious Array series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). 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 →