Notable NYC: 5/28–6/3


Saturday 5/28: Mike Edison reads You Are a Complete Disappointment, a memoir of his triumphant failures. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Bhanu Kapil and Melissa Buzzeo join the Segue series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Candice Lee, Sam Trombly, Karolena Theresa, Paris Roman, Justin Higgins, Trinity Tibe, Marie Faustin, Rebecca Vigil, Courtney Marie, Kaleef Robertson, April Levy, Jordan Morton, Ty Douglas, Sydnee Washington, Jessica Hale, Katharyn Howd Machan, Carla DeMello, Adrian Moens, Marcus Jade, Samira Gibson, and Brandon Fisette join the Say Yes series. 1013 Pacific Street, 9 p.m., $5.

Sunday 5/29: Tim Dwyer, Katie Longofono, Jane Renaud, Ryan Sartor, and Ocean Vuong join the Eagle and the Wren reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/31:Paul Lynch, Jaime Green, Laura Spence-Ash, and Ajay Arora join Manhattanville Reading Series. Manhattanville Coffee Crown Heights, 7:30 p.m., free.

Noah Hawley and Alan Sepinwall discuss Before the Fall. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore discusses her novel June. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Straub talks with Meg Wolitzer about her latest novel Modern Lovers. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/1: Lydia Millet discusses Sweet Lamb of Heaven with Darcey Steinke. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Paula Whyman talks with Michele Filgate about her new novel You May See a Stranger. BookCulture, 7 p.m., free.

Gail Pellett reads her memoir Forbidden Fruit: 1980 Beijing. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Straub launches Modern Lovers, her latest novel about two families living in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Noah Hawley reads Before the Fall. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Brandt, Marwa Helal, Carol Mirakove, Aldrin Valdez, Peter Valente, Asiya Wadud, Sarah Anne Wallen, and Dustin Williamson launch The Recluse #12. The Poetry Project, 8 p.m., free.

Mark De Silva, Elisa Gonzalez, Chelsea Hodson, and Hai-dang Phan join the HiFi Series. HiFi Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/2: Sarah Resnick talks with Mike Selick, Alyssa Aguilera, Kristen Maye, and George Carter in an n+1 sponsored conversation about H. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer L. Knox, Sharon Mesmer, Natalie Eilbert, and Jason Schneiderman read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Straub talks with Elisabeth Egan about Modern Lovers. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Helen Phillips, Rebecca Schiff, and Christine Jessica Reilly join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 6/3: Helen Phillips presents Some Possible Solutions. BookCourt, 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 →