Notable NYC: 4/14–4/20

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Saturday 4/14: Catherine Barnett, Jess Rizkallah, and Devon Walker-Figueroa celebrate the latest issue of Poets Country. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Moschovakis and Angel Nafis join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/15: Lisa Locascio and Kirsten Kearse represent Joyland LA and David Burr Gerrard and Michelle Lyn King represent Joyland NYC for a fight to the death over which coast is better, along with host and co-founder Emily Schultz. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 4/16: Melissa Febos, T Kira Madden, Jaya Saxena, and Tyler Wetherall inaugurate the Memoir Mondays reading series, a joint venture from Narratively, The Rumpus, Catapult, Granta, Guernica, Longreads, and Tin House intended to highlight memoir and first-person narratives. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Thomas March and Star Black join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Akwaeke Emezi talks with Tyler Ford about Freshwater, a novel. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nick Flynn discusses how not to write your memoir with Billy Hough, part of a series on how to not to write. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Jill Hoffman and Dell Lemmon celebrate poetry books from Mudfish Individual Poets Series from Box Turtle Press. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Mahogany L. Browne, Kaleb Rae Candrilli, Caylin Capra-Thomas, Brandon Courtney, jamie mortara, Gala Mukomolova, and Christina Olivares read for YesYes Books. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/17: Alexander Chee launches How to Write an Autobiographical Novel and talks about the book with J. Courtney Sullivan. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leah Umansky reads from The Barbarous Century. Book Culture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Cutter Wood presents Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jenny Xie launches Eye Level with Sahar Muradi, Joseph Legaspi, and Nicole Sealey. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Leila Slimani talks with John Freeman about The Perfect Nanny. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Powers presents The Overstory. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

David Ricciardi discusses Warning Light with Mark Greaney. Mysterious Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Sally Kohn and Rebecca Carroll join PEN America for PEN Out Loud: The Opposite of Hate. Subculture, 7 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 4/18: Rob Fitterman and Ann Lauterbach read poetry. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Anna Vitale, Melissa Hohl, and Denise Jarrott join Vegetarian Alcoholic Press for a night of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Iris Martin Cohen talks with Hannah Lillith Assadi about The Little Clam. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris talk about My Lady’s Choosing. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Paul Cohen, Alex Behr, and Jenn Stroud Rossmann join the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. 161 Chrystie Street, 7:30 p.m, free.

Steven Hartov reads The Soul of a Thief. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jesse Andrews presents Munmun. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/19: Sofia Samatar and Kate Zambreno discuss Monster Portraits. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p..m, $5.

Victor Cervantes, Sue Landers, and Dan Meltz join the Drunken Careening Writers series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Janet Kaplan, Joanna C. Valente, Steven Alvarez, Lauren Hilger, and Adam Deutsch read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Morris and Cheryl Pearl Sucher discuss Gateway to the Moon. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Cam Simpson presents The Girl From Kathmandu. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Patty Yumi Cottrell along with Sarah Gerard, Alice Sola Kim, and Kathleen Alcott discuss Sorry to Disrupt the Peace. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars join the Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/20: Sam Graham-Felsen, Charles Leerhsen, and Chantal House join Brooklyn Writers Space Reading series. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Charles Theonia, Simone John, and Dorothea Lasky join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. Industrious Brooklyn, 8 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 →