Notable NYC: 4/8–4/14

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Saturday 4/8: Chris Hayes presents A Colony in a Nation in conversation with Wesley Lowery. St. Joseph’s College, 6 p.m, $30.

Claudia Rankine and Garnette Cadogan give the keynote address at the Focus Festival running on Saturday and Sunday. Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 7 p.m., $20.

Julia Loktev and Sukhdev Sandhu join the Segue series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/9: Molly Pohlig, Randy Brown Winston, Colter Jackson, and Annie Christain join the Sunday’s at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s , 6 p.m., free.

Stephanie Danler, Chloe Caldwell, and Mel Flashman discuss advice and details of getting published. Passerbuys Lounge at Canal Street Market, 3 p.m., free.

Marianna Baer reads The Inconceivable Life of Quinn with Maggie Lehrman. McNally Jackson Books, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 4/10: Durga Chew-Bose reads her essay collection Too Much and Not the Mood with Jia Tolentino. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Fama and Sarah Gerard join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Mary Gaitskill presents Somebody With a Little Hammer, a collection of essays. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 4/11: Sarah Gerard presents Sunshine State, a collection of essays. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Chloe Caldwell, Eileen Myles, and Elissa Schappell celebrate the second anniversary of the LIC Reading Series. Please note an earlier than usual starting time. LIC Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Seidlinger, Jaime Clarke, and David Ryan celebrate an evening of IG Publishing books. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Brian McGreevy presents The Lights, his new novel, and discusses the book with Logan Hill. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Maria Gillan, Gil Fagiani, and Maria Lisella read from Guernica Editions books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/12: Angel Nafis hosts Anders Carlson-Wee, Kai Carlson-Wee, Tommy Pico, and Airea D. Matthews for the Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight Poetry Salon, 7:30 p.m., free.

Devin Kelly, Carly Dashiell, and Jessica Reidy join the At the Inkwell reading series. KGB Bar, 7 p..m, free.

Stephanie Danler reads Sweetbitter. Little City Books, Hoboken, 7 p.m., free.

Edie Meidav, Dana Johnson, and Sunil Yapa discuss the importance of social engagement. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/13: James Patrick Kelly, Sarah Pinsker, Suzanne Palmer, Alexander Jablokov, and Cadwell Turnbull celebrate Asimov’s 40th Anniversary. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Paul Killebrew and William Lessard joint the [PANK] and Folder Magazine reading series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ocean Vuong, Catherine Pierce, and Tina Cane join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. 61 Local, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Gerard will read from her essay collection Sunshine State. Little City Books, Hoboken, 7 p.m, free.

Stephanie Danler presents Sweetbitter, now in paperback, with Angela Ledgerwood. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Edie Meidav and Cal Morgan discuss The Kingdom of the Young. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Omar El Akkad talks with Emily St. John Mandel about American War, his debut novel about America destroying itself. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Sophia Hanson presents her first poetry collection Hummingbird, with E.J. Mellow. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m, free.

Fiona Maazel and Heidi Julavits discuss A Little More Human, Maazel’s new novel. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/14: Ryan Murphy, Kendra DeColo, I.S. Jones, and Jayen Benjulian celebrate Free Water #18. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Clayton Eshleman is in conversation with Christian Campbell. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →