Notable NYC: 3/17–3/23

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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 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 →