Notable NYC: 3/18–3/24


Saturday 3/18: Lisa Robertson and Uljana Wolf join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 3/19: Michelle Hogmire, Edward Barkin, Claudia Summers, and Matt Basillere celebrate contributions to KGB Bar Lit. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Ariel Francisco, Sally Wen Mao, Jayson P. Smith, Kymani M. Jade, Taylor Lannamann, Glynn Pogue, Halley Furlong-Mitchell, and Armando Jaramillo Garcia join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Shauna Barbosa, Maya Doig-Acuna, Duarte Gerladino, Ananda Lima, Airea D. Matthews, and Koye Oyedeji join the Sunday Salon reading series. Jimmy’s No. 43, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 3/20: Jazmine Hughes, Eve Peyser, Syreeta McFadden, Durga Chew-Bose, Kashana Cauley, Norman Brannon, Yahdon Israel, Glory Edim, Mira Jacob, Helena Fitzgerald, Claire Beaudreault present the Greatest 3-Minute NYC Stories along with host Jason Diamond. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Grodstein presents Our Short History. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Elena Passarello and Rachel Syme discuss Animals Strike Poses. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/21: Lydia Peelle presents The Midnight Cool, a novel about music, photography, and storytelling. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

I.S. Jones, Sarah Larson, Jonathan Reiss, and Charif Shanahan join the Ditmas Lit reading series. The Lodge, 8 p.m., free.

Karen Van Dyck and poets Maria Margaronis, Hiva Panahi, Gazmend Kapllani, Stephanos Papadopoulos, and Yusef Komunyakaa read from Austerity Measures. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

George Prochnik and Jia Tolentino discuss Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem. Greenlight Fort Greene Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Norman Ohler discusses Blitzed with Jason Diamond. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Ocean Vuong, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Chris Santiago, and Esther Yun read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Selgin, Sheila Kohler, and Dawn Raffel discuss the Meaning of Memoir. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Bruce Bond, Christopher Kempf, Nathan McClain, and Christina Pugh join Four Way Books for a special evening of Free Water reading series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/22: Edmund Gordon and Christian Lorentzen discuss The Invention of Angela Carter, a biography. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Keisha Naomi Bush, Luis Jaramillo, and John Reed join the Guerrilla Lit reading series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Daniel Magariel presents One of the Boys and discusses it with Alexandra Schwartz. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Martha Rhodes reads from The Thin Wall with poets Owen Lewis and Maeve Kinkead. BookCulture Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/23: Rowan Ricardo Phillips hosts the Whiting Award Winners. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Sean D. Henry-Smith, Kit Frick, John Rufo, Joe Rupprecht, and Sam Martone present readings from the New Delta Review. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Lopez and Shelly Oria discuss All Back Full. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Cortney Lamar Charleston presents Telepathologies along with Camonghne Felix, Paul Tran, Shira Erichman, and Jeremy Michael Clark, hosted by Angel Nafis. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

John Freeman Gill presents The Gargoyle Hunters with Liesl Schillinger. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 3/24: Alexandra Kleeman, Patty Yumi Cottrell, and Ariana Reines join the Mid-Sentence reading series. Mid-Manhattan Library Corner Room, 6 p.m., free.

Maria Buck, David Buuk, Jasmine Gibson, Paolo Javier, and Anna Vitale read poetry and discuss Poetry in a Time of Crisis. Berl’s Poetry, 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 →