Notable NYC: 4/16–4/22


Saturday 4/16: Stefanie Lipsey, Ann Prodracky, and Melissa Thomas join the Oh, Bernice reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Gabriela Jauregui join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/17: Greg Purcell, Ish Klein, and Karen Weiser read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Desirée Alvarez, Helen Klein Ross, and Danniel Schoonebeek joins the Three Muses Reading Series. The Juilliard School, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 4/18: Michael Cunningham is joined by Frank Delaney for conversation about writing. Iris Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $12.

Tuesday 4/19: Eleanor Chai reads from her debut collection of poetry, Standing Water, along with Frank Bidart. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Shelley Frisch, Juliet Grames, Jacqueline Ko, and Alex Zucker join The Bridge series for a discussion of literary translation contracts. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Lerner discusses Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04 with Helen Schulman. The New School, 6:30 p.m., free.

J.R. Thornton presents Beautiful Country about friendship between an American and Chinese boy. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

David Means presents Hystopia, a novel about alternative history. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/20: Adina Hoffman celebrates Till We Have Built Jerusalem with Lisa Cohen. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

David Bienenstock celebrates 4/20 with the launch of How to Smoke Pot (Properly) along with Krishna Andavolu and Abdullah Saeed. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jacob Victorine celebrates the release of Flammable Matter with Rico Frederick and Justin Woo. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi read short stories. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Charles Bernstein launches Pitch of Poetry, a new collection of essays. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Sarah McElwain, Jeanette Topar, and Jim Feast join the Mad Tea Party. Alice’s Tea Cup Chapter 2, 6 p.m., $10.

Thursday 4/21: Barry Schwabsky presents The Perpetual Guest: Art in the Unfinished in Present. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Laura Tillman presents The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts, an investigation into the effects of crime. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

David Bienenstock again reads How to Smoke Pot (Properly). WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Robert Lopez presents his story collection Good People along with Sam Ligon. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel Hadas, Keith O’Shaughnessy, and Shalom Gorewitz discuss Questions in Vestibule. BookCulture, 7 p.m., free.

Idra Novey, Rivka Galchen, and Francisco Goldman discuss the challenges of moving between genres. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Robin Beth Schaer, Nancy Hightower, and Leah Umansky join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Clark Coolidge and Steve Delachinsky read poetry. Whitney Museum, 3 p.m., $22.

Joel Allegretti hosts Stanford M. Forrester, John Foy, Amy Holman, Colette Inez, Ice Gayle Johnson, Maria Terrone, Michael Palma, Patricia Polak, Hilary Sideris, and Lauren Wells for Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. Cornelia Street Cafe, 6 p.m., free.

Friday 4/22: Michele Filgate, Yashica Dutt, Xeni Fragakis, and Jennifer Baker join the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop reading series for a night of nonfiction. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

D.M Aderibigbe, H.L. Hix, Philip Brady and Lynn Lurie read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

J. Scott Brownlee, Aracelis Girmay, and Martin Espada joins Brooklyn Poets series. St. Ann and The Holy Trinity Church, 7 p.m., free.


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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 →