Notable NYC: 6/4–6/10


Saturday 6/4: Marian Fontana, Ariel Stess, Kathleen Donohoe, and Amy Sohn join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Cat Fitzpatrick, Merritt Kopas, Allison Parrish, Thel Seraphim, Charles Theonia, and Paco Salas Pérez celebrate an evening of Transgender Poetry and also a new location for Spoonbill & Sugartown. Spoonbill & Sugartown Montrose Avenue, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/5: Hilary Sideris, Christine Potter, and Rick Mullin read poetry. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 6/6: Jennifer Baker, Cat Fitzpatrick, Hafizah Geter, Jyothi Natarajan, Kathi Wolfe, and moderator Lynn Melnick discusses intersectionality and activism in the literary landscape, presented along with VIDA. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Chuck Klosterman celebrates But What If We’re Wrong. BookCourt, 8 p.m., free.

Dawn Lonsinger, Jose B. Gonzalez, Marisa Crawford, and Michelle Y. Burke read poetry. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/7: Ian Frazier, Betsy Lerner, Rob Spillman, and Susan Shapiro reveal the secrets of publishing. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Rumaan Alam joins B&N’s Discover Great New Writers with his novel Rich and Pretty. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Chuck Klosterman discusses But What if We’re Wrong. B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., book purchase.

Wednesday 6/8: Lesley Blume and Gay Talese discuss Blume’s Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises. McNally Jackson Books, 8 p.m., free.

Jean Findlay discusses Chasing Lost Time. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Moore celebrates the release of her chapbook Shuffle with Jason Koo, Jessica Rose Reed, Courtney Gillette, and Matthew Burgess. Berl’s Poetry, 7 p.m., free.

Malka Older and Daniel José Older discusses Informacracy, the first full-length printed novel from Tor.Com. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Garrard Conley presents his memoir Boy Erased. BookCulture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Laura Marie Marciano, Rio Cortez, Wo Chan, and Alaina Ferris join the Atlas reading series.. Local 61, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/9: Rachelle Bergstein presents Brilliance and Fire: A Biography of Diamonds, an examination of diamonds. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Noyes presents Goodnight, Beautiful Women. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Dale Peck, Jessica Hagedorn, Christopher Bram, John Keene, Jaime Manrique, Sarah Schulman, and Bruce Anderson celebrate The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Lerner launches The Hatred of Poetry along with conversation with Michael Clune. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lynne Bronstein, William Shunn, Mark de Silva, and Elizabeth Onusko join the Boundless Tales reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Ruth Stone launches House Reader along with Jennifer Tamayo, Cathy Che, Carolina Ebeid, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/10: Jill Magi and Stephen Motika join the Broadside Reading Series. Center for Book Arts, 6:30 p.m., $10.


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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 →