Notable NYC: 3/4–3/10


Saturday 3/4: Peter Blackstock, senior editor at Grove Atlantic, curates Queer as Volk as part of the Festival Neue Literatur. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m, free.

Timothy Liu and Christopher Salerno launch new books of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Nicoloff and Christopher Stackhouse join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 3/5: Marlen Schachinger, Simon Froehling, and Francine Prose participate in Silence is Violence: LGBTQ Writing in a Fracturing Political Climate. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free.

Anne Waldman and Marjorie Welish read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 3 p.m., free.

Kaveh Akbar and Charif Shanahan join Poetry’s Country for an evening of readings. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 3/6: David Lehman and Katha Pollitt join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/7: Ryan Ruby presents The Zero and the One and discusses the debut novel with Alexandra Kleeman. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Maeve Kinkead, Annie Kim, Kenneth Hart, and Michael Collins read poetry. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Mohsin Hamid and Philip Gourevitch discuss Exit West, a love story. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Hannah Lillith Assadi, Amy Benson, and Kaitlyn Greenidge join the First Person Plural reading series. Shrine, 7 p.m., free.

Claudia Rankine joins the Paumanok Lecture Series. LIU Performing Arts Center, 6:30 p.m., free.

Jaroslav Kalfař discusses Spaceman of Bohemia, a debut novel, with Ryan Britt. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Paul La Farge talks with Rivka Galchen about his novel The Night Ocean. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/8: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and Gina Apostol discuss Harmless Like You, a novel. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Leah Carroll presents Down City. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Shanthi Sekaran, Paola Mendoza, Rinku Sen, and Kavita Das discuss how immigration restrictions threaten families, mothers and children. Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 7 p.m., $5.

Thursday 3/9: Jhumpa Lahiri and Domenico Starnone discusses Ties, with moderator Michael Reynolds. McNally Jackson Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Annie Hartnett presents Rabbit Cake. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jami Attenberg discusses All Grown Up, her latest novel, with Helen Atsma. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Lehman reads Poems in the Manner of. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Kevin Young talks with Laurin Macios. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Shawn Frazier, Nancy Hightower, and Monica Lewis join the Brew Reading series. Hungry Ghost, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 3/10: Christine Shan Shan Hou, Andriniki Mattis, Dara Cerv, and Alan Felsenthal read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 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 →