Notable NYC: 6/3–6/9

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Saturday 6/3: March for Truth. Foley Square, 9 a.m., priceless.

Val Emmich presents The Reminders. Maxwells Tavern, 7 p.m., $7.

Oliver Baez Bendorf, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Joseph Fasano, Megan Fernandes, Michael Homolka, Nomi Stone, and Leah Umansky celebrate Thrush Poetry Journal. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 6/5: Nicole Dennis-Benn talks with Lisa Lucas about Here Comes the Sun, now in paperback. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kei Miller talks with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro about Augustown. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Grant Ginder talks with Rumaan Alam about his latest book, The People We Hate at the Wedding. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Taylor Larsen, Susan DeFreitas, and Kristopher Jansma discuss their first novels. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jessie Janeshek, Claire Donato, Timothy Donelly, and William Lessard celebrate The Shaky Phase, Janeshek’s second collection. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/6: Julia Fierro launches The Gypsy Moth Summer. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jessie Losch, Melissa Shaw, Scott Hess, Daniel Braum, Rachel Lyon, and Amy Dupcak join the Lyrics, Lit, & Liquor series. HiFi, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ellen Meeropol discusses Kinship of Clover with Céline Keating. Book Culture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Haroon Moghul discusses How to Be a Muslim: An American Story. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Strout reads from her latest novel Anything Is Possible, and talks about it with Amor Towles. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jillian Tamaki presents Boundless with Emily Gould. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Colin Harrison presents You Belong to Me. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Katherine Heiny discusses Standard Deviation with Rachel Fershleiser. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jacqueline Woodson is honored by the Poetry Society of America. New York Botanical Garden, 7 p.m., $250 and up.

Wednesday 6/7: Gabe Habash celebrates the launch of Stephen Florida with conversation with Kevin Nguyen. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Matt Dojny, Sarah Sarai, and Emily Temple join The Disagreement reading series for “If you have really good vision.” HiFi Bar, 9 p.m., free.

MIXER Turns 10: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood with readings by Rebecca Carroll, Donika Kelly, Jeff McDaniel, Laurie Stone, and Tiphanie Yanique, and music from Joan As Policewoman. Our Wicked Lady, 6:30 p.m., $10 (all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood).

Colm Toibin presents House of Names. Paula Cooper Gallery, 7 p.m., free.

Jill Eisenstadt presents Swell. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Patricia Lockwood and Michelle Legro discuss Priestdaddy, a memoir. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Joe Okonkwo and Jonathan Corcoran read from their books in celebration of Lambda Fiction. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Hannah Tinti, Rakesh Satyal, Julia Fierro, Natalka Burian, and Chiwoniso Kaitano join the Sackett Street Writers Workshop Literary Series. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Rumaan Alam celebrates the paperback release of Rich and Pretty and discusses the novel with Mandy Berman, presenting Perennials. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Haroon Moghul presents How to Be a Muslim: An American Story. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/8: Ellen Meeropol, Siel Ju, and Amy Hassinger celebrate an evening with Red Hen Press. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Eugene Lim talks with Jeremy M. Davis about Dear Cyborgs. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Tavonne S. Carson, T.K. Dalton, Phoebe Glick, 최 Lindsay, Sade LaNay, Sean D. Henry-Smith, Daniel Penny, and Wawa celebrate the launch of Apogee Issue 9. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Val Emmich presents The Reminders. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Dean, Jordan Kisner, Coco Mellors, and Lara Mimosa Montes join Franklin Electric reading series. 1037 Dean Street, 7:30 p.m., free.

Gabrielle Campagnano, Caitlin Elizabeth Harper, Karen Heuler, Stephanie Jimenez, and Elizabeth Primamore join the Boundless Tales series. The Local, 7 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 →