Notable NYC: 5/23–5/29

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Saturday 5/23: Shiv Kotecha, Diana Hamilton, Mark Francis Johnson, and Danny Snelson celebrate the release of Kotecha’s collection EXTRIGUE. B.H.Q.F.U, 7 p.m., free.

Elana Dykewomon and Irena Klepfisz celebrate the release of What Can I Ask, new and selected poems from Dykewomon. Blue Stockings, 7 p.m., free.

George-Thérèse Dickenson and Fanny Howe join the Segue series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 5/24: A. H. Jerriod Avant, Catherine Pikula, Alexis Pope, Chase Berggrun, and Dillon J. Welch join the God Hates You reading series. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 5/25: Jenna Dioguardi and Emma Tattenbaum-Fine read new writing. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/26: Jennifer Tseng reads her debut Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness and celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Europa Editions. Greenlight Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Tomlinson reads her memoir Good Girl. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Jenny Han reads P.S. I Still Love You. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Patricia Park will discuss Re Jane with her editor Pamela Dorman. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/27: Daniel Wolff, Elizabeth T. Gray, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths join the Free Water Reading Series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Melissa Cistaro, Abigail Thomas, and Alice Cohen read from new memoirs. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Martin Amis, Zachary Leader, and Benjamin Taylor celebrate a hundred years of Saul Bellow. McNally Jackson, 7:30 p.m., free.

Christopher Bollen reads The Orient. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Matthew Daddonna, John Reed, and David Kukoff join the Guerilla Lit series. Jimmy’s No. 43, 9 p.m., free.

Maureen Freely, co-translator, talks with Edmund White about A Useless Man, a collection of selected stories by Sait Faik Absiyanik. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ann Lauterbach and Anna Moschovakis join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 5/28: Vivian Gornick reads her memoir The Odd Woman and the City. B&N 82nd St, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 5/29: Roxane Gay joins the CHAPTERS Reading Series. Scholastic Auditorium, 6 p.m., $20.

Judith Claire Mitchell talks with Charles Dubow about her novel A Reunion of Ghosts. BookCourt, 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →