Notable NYC: 5/9–5/15

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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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →