Saturday 5/16: Joseph Bradshaw presents The New York School with Thom Donovan, Monica McClure, Iris Cushing, and others. Berl’s Poetry, 7 p.m., free.
Philip Glass reads Words Without Music: A Memoir. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.
Kristen Gleason and Icy Spicy Leoncie join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30p.m., $5.
Sunday 5/17: Sharma Shields reads The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Austin Bunn launches his debut story collection The Brink. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.
Sara Nović and Jonathan Papernick discusses Girl at War, the story of a 10-year-old in Zagreb. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
André Aciman hosts Ajay Arora, Emily B. Campbell, Khristina Narizhnaya, Holly Woodward, Kathleen Seltzer, Karen De Luca Stephens, Thomas Patrick Wisniewski, and Chris Wolf for the Writers Institute reading. BookCourt, 6:30 p.m., free.
Jaime Clarke, Catherine Lacey, J. Robert Lennon, Ariel Lown Lewiton, Robert Lopez, Courtney Maum, Rick Moody, Dawn Raffel, Joseph Salvatore, Benjamin Samuel, and others launch A Book of Uncommon Prayer. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.
David Crabb reads Bad Kid: A Memoir. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.
Laura Acampora talks with Lily King about The Wonder Garden, Acampora’s debut novel. B&N 82nd St, 7 p.m., free.
David Crabb again reads his memoir Bad Kid: A Memoir. WORD Jersey City, 7:30p.m., free.
DW Gibson and Joseph O’Neill discuss Gibson’s The Edge Become the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30p.m., free.
Thursday 5/21: Emily Schultz and Robert James Russell join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.
Liz Alexrod, Martine Bellen, Jillian Brall, Nicole Callihan, Christine Hamm, Karen Hildebrand, Gina Inzunza, Bon Joi, Vincent Katz, Adeena Karsick, Ronna Lebo, Susan Lewis, Kate Lutzner, Bob Kerr, Sheila Maldonado, Shelley Marlow, Sharon Mesmer, Suzanne Osborne, Joe Pan, Jean-Paul Pecqueur, Diana Rickard, Sarah Sarai, David Shapiro, Toni Simon, Cat Tyc, and Leah Umansky celebrate Year Of poems and the release of The Year of Yellow Butterflies, new poems by Joanna Fuhrman. FLAG Art Foundation, 6:30 p.m., free.
Karim Dimechkie presents his debut novel Lifted by the Great Nothing, a coming of age story featuring a Lebanese-American man. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.
James Wood talks with Norwegian authors Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, Carl Frode Tiller, Gunnhild Øyehaug, and Lars Petter Sveen. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.
Deborah Landau and Peter Nickowitz launch Landau’s Uses of the Body. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.
Lisa Armstrong, Cedrick Mendoza-Tolentino, Stephanie Miki Arndt, Dwyer Murphy, Zeeva Bukai, Belal Rafiq, Elysha Chang, Wil Weitzel, and Su-Yee Lin are the latest emerging writers from the Center for Fiction who have been awarded fellowships. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.
Friday 5/22: Natalie Eilbert hosts Debbie Kaun, Hilary Leichter, Serena Solin, Rita Billwinkel, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Roberto Montes, Andrew Cothren, Sarah Sala, Maya Weeks, Nicole Miller, and Laura Kochman to celebrate the latest issue of the Atlas Review. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.