Notable NYC: 4/1–4/7


Saturday 4/1: Paolo Javier and Jill Magi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/2: Robin Myers and translator Ezequiel Zaidenwerg discuss Conflations. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5:30 p.m., free.

Monday 4/3: Fiona Maazel, Alissa Nutting, Robert Lopez, Lance Olsen, and April Ayers Lawson join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Meredith Maran presents New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention with Benilde Little. Book Culture Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Diamond, Emily Hughes, Kari Paul, and Brittany Spanos talk about “great” literary men. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Rosamond S. King, Jared Stanley, Susan Gevirtz, and Melissa Buzzeo celebrate books from Nightboat Books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Teresa Fazio, Colin Halloran, Lauren Halloran, Kristen Rouse, Christopher Paul Wolfe, and host Matt Gallagher discusses The Road Ahead: Stories of the Forever War. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/4: David Samuel Levinson and Dan Torday discuss Tell Me How This Ends Well, set in the near/possible future where America has descended into chaos and anti-Semitism reigns. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Holleman talks with Jaime Green about The Drowning King. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Eugene Ostashevsky discusses The Pirate Who Does Not Know the Value of Pi with Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m, free.

Barbara Henning, Hugh Seidman, and Burt Kimmelman read poetry. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/5: Julie Buntin discusses Marlena with Lauren Holmes. Marlena was a Rumpus Book Club pick for March. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Ariel Levy presents The Rules Do Not Apply, a memoir about resilience. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Nancy Hightower, Emily H. Brout, Britt Canty, Katie McKenna, Amy Dupcak, and Amanda Miller join the Lyrics, Liquor and Lit series. HiFi Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jonathan Reiss launches Getting Off. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Pamela Ryder, Donald Breckenridge, William Lessard, and David Leo Rice celebrate Ryder’s Paradise Field. Pacific Standard, 7 p.m., free.

Meredith Maran, A.M. Homes, and Julie Klam discusses reinvention in late life as well as Maran’s memoir The New Old Me. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Marie Howe presents her newest collection of poetry, Magdalene. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Colum McCann offers practical advice with Letters to a Young Writer and discusses the book with Phil Klay. Powerhouse 7 p.m., free.

David Samuel Levinson again discusses Tell Me How This Ends Well with essayist Elisa Albert. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Christina Baker Kline discusses A Piece of the World with Amor Towles. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/6: Julie Buntin celebrates the release of Marlena, her debut novel, with Kashana Cauley. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Grodstein reads Our Short History, a novel written as a letter from a dying mother to her son. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elif Batuman discusses The Idiot with Hanya Yanagihara. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Lehman reads from Poems in the Manner of… and discusses the work with Alan Ziegler. Book Culture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Katie Kitamura, Min Jin Lee, and Priscilla Becker join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kelly Link and Ottessa Moshfegh talk with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/7: David Hering, David Lipsky, and D. T. Max discuss David Foster Wallace. NYU Creative Writing House, 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 →