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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Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →