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 author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →