Notable NYC: 4/23–4/29

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Saturday 4/23: Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, Jadele McPherson, t’ai freedom ford, and Val Jeanty read poems of surrealism and politics. High Line Park at 23rd Street, 3 p.m., free.

Tonya Foster celebrates Swarm of Bees with Marcella Durand, Charles Bernstein, Erica Hunt, R. Erica Doyle, Rich Blint, Tyehimba Jess, and Susan Bernofsky. Poets House, 4 p.m., free.

Jibade-Khalil Huffmann and Gabriela Jauregui join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 4/24: Wo Chan, Aimee Nazhukumatathil, Morgan Parker, and Trace Peterson join the Sunday Salon series. Jimmys No. 43, 7 p.m., free.

Wo Cha, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Morgan Parker, and Trace Peterson join the Sunday Salon Series. Jimmy’s No. 43, 7 p.m., free.

Sunil Patel, Keffy Kehrli, and Leanna Renee Hieber read works of speculative fiction. WORD Brooklyn, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 4/25: Alida Brill reads Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty: The Memoir of a Romantic Feminist. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Walbert reads The Sunken Cathedral and discusses the novel with Ann Packer. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Molly Prentiss and Sloane Crosley present their debut novels. Tuesday Nights in 1980 is Prentiss’s look at the art world in New York City in the last century, while Sloane Crosley’s The Clasp follows a group of characters around the events of a friend’s wedding. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Major Jackson, Hannah Gamble, and Rich Smith join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Vivian Crockett and Carolyn Lazard join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Tuesday 4/26: Lincoln Michel, Kyle Lucia Wu, Annabel Graham, and Julia Phillips joins the Manhattanville Reading Series. Michel, Editor-in-Chief of Electric Literature, is author of the short story collection Upright Beasts. Manhattanville Coffee, 7:30 p.m., free.

Brandon Jones and Will Chancellor are Literary BFFS and will discuss The Alaskan Laundry. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Meghann Foye presents Meternity. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Aimee Friedman launches her new novel Two Summers. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Phillis Levin reads from her poetry collection Mr. Memory & Other Poems along with Connie Roberts. BookCulture, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/27: Leland Cheuk, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and Jackie Corley join Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. Dixon Place, 7:03 p.m., free.

Alex Segura, Rob Hart, Dave White, and Jon McGoran discuss crime writing. Astoria Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/28: Christopher Boucher celebrates the release of Golden Delicious about a Massachusetts flea market, along with Rachel Cantor, author of Good on Paper. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Safia Jama, Cortney Charleston, Jeremy Michael Clark, Ama Codjoe, Tafisha Edwards, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Reginald Harris, Juliet P. Howard, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Charles Lynch, Cynthia Manick, Nathan McClain, David Mills, Laura Swearingen-Steadwell, and Sasha Warner-Berry celebrate twenty years of Cave Canem. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Jenny Tunedal, Ida Borjel, Jennifer Hayashida, and Christian Hawkey celebrate Swedish poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Cheryl Della Pietra presents Gonzo Girl, a debut novel based on the author’s experience working alongside Hunter S. Thompson, along with Corey Seymour. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Gregory Pardlo, Deanna Fei, Shelly Oria, and Teddy Wayne join NYFA for a reading hosting by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Rory Scholl, Cyndi Freeman, Anna Zagerson, and Drew Prochaska join Leslie Goshko for the Sideshow Goshko series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/29: Margaret Carson, Chris Clarke, Luis Felipe Fabre, Ezra Fitz, Michael F. Moore, Emma Ramadan, and Abdellah Taïa read at the Translation Slam by PEN America. Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 6:30 p.m., $15.

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Sommer Browning, Carrie Lorig, and Charif Shanahan join the Free Water reading series for a night of poetry. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

James Richardson, Camille Rankine, Ken Chen, and Hossannah Asuncion read poetry. Art Cafe, 7:30 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 →