Notable NYC: 3/17–3/23


Saturday 3/17: Terence Degnan, David Berreby, and Dave Major join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ching-in Chen and El Roy Red join Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 3/18: Kristy Leissle presents Cocoa, a look at the politics of chocolate. WORD Brooklyn, 4 p.m., $5.

Momina Mela, Stevie Howell, Dave K, Meher Manda, Nick Mancusi, and Chelsea Asher join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Lily Koppel and Filip Noterdaeme join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 3/19: Ellen Støkken Dahl and Dr. Nina Brochmann, MD discuss The Wonder Down Under. The Oslo-based sex educators dispel myths in their book based on the blog Underlivet, meaning genitals. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Kazim Ali and Paolo Javier join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel Mallory Ortberg presents The Merry Spinster with Alexander Chee. The Strand, 7 p.m., standby only, $15.

John Edgar Wideman talks about American Histories with Lisa Lucas. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Corinne Sullivan talks with Georgia Clark about Indecent. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Emma Ramos, Vince Gatton, Cassandra Joy Hume, Adam Solomon, and JC Hopkins join Spoonbill Studio’s Cold Read Series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Avenue, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/20: Emily X.R. Pan presents The Astonishing Color of After about a half-Asian, half-white girl traveling to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Catherine Carberry, Jessica Hutter, Samantha Isman, and Kristen Sahaana Surya join the Coven reading series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Helene Stapinski presents Murder in Matera. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee celebrate Anna Maria Ortese’s Neapolitan Chronicles, a classic of European literature translated by Goldstein and McPhee. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/21: Tadzio Koelb presents Trenton Makes, and talks about the novel with Jon Michaud. The novel follows the story of a woman who assumes her husband’s identity in Trenton, New Jersey, 1946. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Maria Bowler, Bob Raymonda, Jayson P. Smith, and Darley Stewart join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Anna Quindlen presents Alternate Side. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Davis, Olalekan Jeyifous, Damon Rich, Oana Stanescu, and Claire Weisz discuss the future of public space. The Strand, 7 p.m., free.

Sahara Muradi, Haleh Liza, and Madhu Kaza share poetry. Hosted by Zohra Saed. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Grodstein and Brock Clarke discuss Our Short History. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lexie Bean, Nyala Moon, Alex Valdes, and Chello Solaperto discuss Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jessica Spotswood and Dhonielle Clayton discuss The Radical Element. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Rob Halpern, Robin Tremblay-McGaw, Thom Donovan, Ariel Goldberg, Ted Rees, Kathy Lou Schultz, Brian Teare, Trace Peterson, and Kaplan Harris celebrate the launch of From Our Hearts to Yours: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 3/22: Anjali Sachdeva presents All the Names They Used For God and Kaethe Schwehn presents The Rending and the Nest. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Kaveh Akbar talks with Deborah Landau. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Carol Moldaw, Valerie Wallace, and Laura Swearingen-Steadwell read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Ramona Ausubel, Christine Schutt, and Kim O’Neil celebrate short stories. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Pénélope Bagieu reads Brazen: Rebel Women Who Rocked the World. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Nafkote Tamirat presents The Parking Lot Attendant, a coming-of-age story set in an utopian commune. Tamirat talks with Sam Graham-Felsen. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 3/23: Dia Felix and Litia Perta join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.


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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 →