Notable NYC: 5/27–6/2

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Saturday 5/27: Hossannah Asuncion and Che Gossett join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Tuesday 5/30: Samantha Irby presents her new essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life (our May Book Club selection). Housing Works, 7 p.m., $20.

Douglas Brunt and Harlan Coben discuss Trophy Son. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Straub celebrates the paperback launch of Modern Lovers at her very own bookstore. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jardine Libaire presents White Fur with Whitney Joiner. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/31: Aziza Barnes, Safia Elhillo, Nathan McClain, and Rodney Jones join Angel Nafis for the Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Stephen Massimilla, Susan Tepper, Irene O’Garden, Britt Melewski, Linda Carela, and Shinelle L. Espaillat celebrate the release of Midway Journal. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Julia Dahl, Lee Matthew, and Alex Smith join the Guerrilla Lit reading series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joyce Carol Oates presents A Book of American Martyrs. Little City Books, 7 p.m., free.

Margot Singer and Kaylie Jones discuss Underground Fugue. BookCulture Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Amanda Calderon, Rachel Lyon, and Michael Tyrell join the Kill Genre reading series. The Gallery, 8 p.m., free.

Nora Paley, Ynestra King, Naomi Replansky, Gerry Albarelli, Gish Jen, and Kevin Bowen discuss the work of Grace Paley. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Garnette Cadogan, Kristopher Jansma, and Jessie Chaffee discuss writing about cities. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/1: Sarah Moriarty and Siobhan Adcock discuss North Haven. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Helene Stapinski presents Murder in Matera. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Woodson and Isaac Fitzgerald discuss Another Brooklyn. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Hannah Tinti, Jim Shepard, and Jessie Chaffee join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Celebrate Guernica, Literary Hub, and Joyland. Night of Joy, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 6/2: Douglas Brunt presents Trophy Son, along with Amor Towles. Powerhouse Archway, 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →