Notable NYC: 4/7–4/13


Saturday 4/7: Yamen Manai and Pierre Joris discuss L’Amas ardent. Albertine, 3 p.m., free.

Cody Rose Clevidence and Rami Karim join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Robert Dayton reads The Empty Bed. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Avenue, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 4/8: Temim Fruchter, Heather Derr Smith, Amy Woolard, Amy Meng, Ben Purkert, and Emilia Phillips join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 4/9: Walter Mosley, Tiffany Jackson, and Morgan Jerkins joins the Franklin Park Reading series. Mosley’s latest book is Down the River Unto the Sea. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Susan Lewis and Danielle Pafunda join the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Zoë Van Tieghem, Ylfa Edelstein, Stephanie Leone, Cindy Tran, Rand Faris, Jennifer Huang, Lisa Marie Basile, Nkosi Nkululeko, and host JC Hopkins join the Poetry 99 reading series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Avenue, 7 p.m., free.

Gregory Pardlo presents Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America. 900 Fulton Street, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tyler Wetherall and Kerri Arsenault discuss No Way Home. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cynan Jones, Dan Sheehan, and Minna Zallman Proctor discuss Cove. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Menno Schilthuizen presents Darwin Comes to Town. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/10: A.F. Moritz, Emma Healey, and Mikko Harvey celebrate poetry collections from Anansi Press. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Cynan Jones, Simeon Marsalis, and Lynn Tillman celebrate the three-year anniversary of the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

YZ Chin and Chavis Woods discuss Though I Get Home. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Andy Marino and Kieran Scott discuss Autonomous. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Meaghan O’Connell presents And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Lexa Hillyer launches Winter Glass. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/11: Michelle Dean, Laura Miller, and Emily Nussbaum discuss Sharp. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 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.

Celebrate the launch of Layla Benitez-James’s God Suspected My Heart Was a Geode But He Had to Make Sure. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Rebecca Harrington and Katie Heaney discuss Sociable. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Natalia Sylvester celebrates the launch of Everyone Knows You Go Home and Kirstin Chen launches Bury What We Cannot Take. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/12: Charlotte Shane, Jennifer Soong, Dianca London Potts, Tracy O’Neill, Meaghan O’Connell, Molly Fischer, and Hawa Allan are Bad Women with Bad Advice. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel Alarcón and Victor Lavalle join Darin Strauss for conversation. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Leah Umansky presents The Barbarous Century with Sarah Gerard. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Laura Catherine Brown talks with Hillary Jordan about Made By Mary, a novel. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Nina Lorez Collins asks What Would Virginia Woolf Do? along with Laurie Abraham, Lucinda Rosenfeld, and Bliss Broyard. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Bartlett launches The Hindrances of a Householder. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/13: Matthew Dickman reads Wonderland with Tina Chang. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

E.Y. Smith, Amy Dupcak, Jenny Williamson, and Scott Alexander Hess join the Secret Loft Project reading. Secret Loft, 7:30 p.m., $7.


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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 →