Notable NYC: 5/14–5/20
Saturday 5/14: Félicia Atkinson, Bartolomé Sanson, Kristen Mueller, and Rachel Valinsky discuss Outside and After with Shelter Press. Motto Distribution/Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.
David Brazil, Jasmine Ginson, and Oki Sogumi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Sunday 5/15: Mishka Shubaly presents I Swear I’ll Make it Up to You along with Tim Kreider and Zack Lipez. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.
Robert Burke Warren presents his novel Perfectly Broken. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Stephanie Laterza and Rachel Voss celebrate the Queens Writes weekend with a closing reading. Terraza 7, 7 p.m., $5.
Monday 5/16: John Corey Whaley presents Highly Illogical Behavior. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.
Garrard Conley discusses his memoir Boy Erased with Maud Newton. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Tuesday 5/17: Elyssa East, Erica Wright, and Alex Segura discuss writing in multiple genres with moderator Ricardo Maldonado of Guernica magazine. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Jenny Zhang, Mychal Denzel Smith, Doreen St. Félix, and Amy Rose Spiegel celebrate the launch of Spiegel’s Action. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.
Pamela Erens and Elisa Albert discusses Eleven Hours, a novel about childbirth. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
Ben Fama, Sophia Le Fraga, Lucy Ives, and Rachel Levitsky join CLMP for Poets Read Fiction. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.
Adrien Bosc presents Constellation about an airplane that crashes. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Kate Garber, Hal Hlavinka, and Becky Kraemer join the Bridge series to discuss bookselling. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.
Wednesday 5/18: Lindy West presents Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.
Charles Bernstein launches Pitch of Poetry, a guide to modernist poets. McNally Jackson Books, 8 p.m., free.
Oki Sogumi, Lara Mimosa Montes, Aldrin Valdez, and Kate Schapira read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.
Adrien Bosc and David Samuels discuss Constellation, Bosc’s debut novel about a plane crash. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
Robin Wasserman discusses her new novel Girl on Fire with Leslie Jamison. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.
Camille Perri talks with Vol 1 Brooklyn about The Assistants, her debut novel about personal assistants embezzling money to pay off student debt. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.
Benjamin Hale reads The Fat Artist, a collection of stories. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Thursday 5/19: Jon Corcoran and Hirsh Sawhney discuss their new books. Corcoran’s story collection The Rope Swing looks at life in rural West Virginia. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.
Matthew Neill Null discusses his short story collection Allegheny Front with Sam Lipsyte. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.
Frank Bures discusses The Geography of Madness with Richard Beck. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Boris Kachka, Books Editor at Vulture, talks with Cynthia D’Aprix, author of The Nest. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.
Rob Spillman, Lori Jakiela, and Daniel Nester join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.
Friday 5/20: Pearl Gabel, Maria Dahvana Headley, Alice Sola Kim, and Julienne Grey join guest curator Nancy Hightower for Here Be Dragons for H.I.P. Lit’s latest Hideaway series. Be Electric, 9 p.m., free.
Cressida Leyshon leads the discussion “New Norwegian Literature after Knausgaard” with Maja Lunde, Helga Flatland, and Johan Harstad as part of the Norwegian-American Literary Festival, presented by the Paris Review. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.
Anne Carson, László Krasznahorkai, Rivka Galchen, John Keene, Bernadette Mayer, and Eliot Weinberger celebrate New Directions. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
Rae Leone Allen, Rachel Bennett, Yana Calou, Joseph Cuillier, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Zakia Henderson-Brown, Candice Iloh, Citron Kelly, Ben Krusling, Kyla Marshell, Montana Ray, MJ Santiago, Chris Slaughter, Marina Weiss, and Candace Williams celebreate the latest issue of No, Dear. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.
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