Notable NYC: 3/25–3/31


Saturday 3/25: Lucy Ives and Lila Zemborain join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 3/26: Ariena Reines, Lauren Hilger, T Kira Madden, Rachel Aydt, and Meghan Trask Smith join the Pigeon Pages, hosted by Allison Wood. Powerhouse Arena, 4:30 p.m., free.

Monday 3/27: Deborah Clearman, Ben Dolnick, Lauren Sanders, Iromie Weeramantry, and moderator Aaron Zimmerman discuss foreign cultures. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Trisha Low presents Socialist Realism: Affective Geography for End. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Chris Maisano, Contributing Editor of Jacobin, explains why socialism isn’t just more government. Verso Books, 7 p.m., free.

Malachi Black and George David Clark join the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

David Shields discusses Other People: Takes & Mistakes. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/28: Ben Pease launches Chateau Wichman, from Big Lucks Books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Gambito and Reginald Dwayne Betts read poetry, hosted by Cave Canem. New School, 6:30 p.m., free.

Trinity Tibe, Leland Cheuk, Janet Sarbanes, and Claudia Cortese join the Cool as F*** reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

David Shield discusses Other People: Takes & Mistakes with Phillip Lopate. Greenlight Prospect Lefferts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Hannah Lillith Assadi discusses Sonora, a debut novel about an addictive relationship, with Alexandra Kleeman. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Hannah Tinti and Patrick Ryan discuss The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Erika Carter presents Lucky You, a novel about making mistakes and dancing, along with discussion with Maris Kreizman. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Leslie Jamison and James Marcus celebrate the latest issue of Harper’s Magazine. BookCulture Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Kaitlyn Greenidge, Bishakh Som, Angely Mercado, Hafizah Geter, Kristin Lueke, Kyle Beachy, Oki Sogumi, and others join the Final Fantasy Reading Series. Friends and Lovers, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/29: Pamela L. Laskin talks with Lisa Selin Davis about Ronit & Jamil, a five act novel in verse. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Morgan Parker celebrates There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé with Margo Jefferson and Kimberly Drew. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Masha Gessen, Kate Crawford, Corey Robin, Sarah Schulman, and Lawrence Jackson discuss Resistors and Callaborators in Trump’s America with Harper’s Magazine. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Kyung An and Miss Rosen discuss Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ariel Levy discusses her memoir The Rules Do Not Apply with Emily Nussbaum. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 3/30: Eileen Myles and Jacqueline Feldman celebrate the release of The White Review Issue No. 19. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Elif Batuman discusses The Idiot with Michael Cunningham. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ariel Levy presents her memoir The Rules Do Not Apply. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Julien Poirier, Karen Weiser, and Filip Marinovich read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Aleshea Harris, Alexander Borinsky, and moderate Rachel Kauder Nalebuff discuss books from 3 Hole Press. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joshua Bennett, Charif Shanahan, and Patricia Smith present new works with Cave Canem. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 3/31: Dia Felix, Ana Božičević, Vi Khi Nao, and Anna Joy Spring celebrate the release of Felix’s chapbook You You You.


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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 →