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 Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →