Notable NYC: 4/21–4/27

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Saturday 4/21: Lit Crawl NYC! The multi-phase, multi-event celebration of the literary world returns to Manhattan. Various Venues, 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m., free.

Mark Francis Johnson and Evelyn Reilly join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/22: Rachel Lyon, Matthew Lansburgh, Ethan Loewi, Jess Rizkallah, and Kelly Tanner join the Pigeon Pages reading series. Powerhouse Arena, 5 p.m., free.

Danielle Lazarin and Xhenet Aliu join the Sunday Night fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 4/23: Sloane Crosley presents her new essay collection Look Alive Out There and talks with Heidi Julavits. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Linda Gregerson and David Lehman join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Corey Pein presents Live Work Work Work Die. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Grace Kennan Warnecke presents Daughter of the Cold War. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Sahar Muradi, Valerie Hsiung, and Chase Berggrun join the WEIRDD poetry series. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Ronan Farrow presents War on Peace. Book Culture – 83rd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Lesley Nneka Arimah talks with Alice Sola Kim about What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Olaronke Akinmowo, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Lyric Hunter, and Jhani Miller present Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Tuesday 4/24: Lynne Tillman presents Men and Apparitions and discusses it with Lucy Ives and Andrew Durbin. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lesley Nneka Arimah and Doreen St. Felix discuss What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sam J. Miller talks withN. J. Jemisin about Blackfish City. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jamie Brenner discusses The Husband Hour with Fiona Davis. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Hilary Leichter, Courtney Surmanek, and Jess Rizkallah join the Cool as F*** reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/25: Patricia Fara presents A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War and talks with Clara Moskowtiz. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dani Shapiro discusses Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage. Book Culture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Ko reads The Leavers. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Colm Tóibín and Carys Davies join Murmrr Lit for a conversation and reading of House of Names. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., $25.

Clemantine Wamariya presents The Girl Who Smiled Beads with Sarah Stillman. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Piper Weiss presents You All Grow Up And Leave Me along with Jessica Dimmock. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sherese Francis, Kala Jerzy, Eva Recinos, and Chris Campanioni join the New Voices Reading Series. Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/26: Lisa Ko reads The Leavers. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Danny Artese, Robin Gelfenbien, Sam Dingman, and Caitlin Brodnick join the Sideshow Goshko. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Braxton Younts, Pichchenda Bao, Theresa Gaffney, Marissa Ayala, Belal Mobarak, and Treena Thibodeau join the Boundless Tales reading series. The Local NYC, 7 p.m., free.

Lauren Haldeman and Kiki Petrosino read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Monica McClure, Chia-Lun Chang, Laura Marie Marciano, and Peterbd read their works. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Avenue, 7 p.m., free.

Carmen Boullosa with translators Shelby Vincent and Samantha Schnee present books from Deep Vellum Publishing. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Alexander Chee and Edmund White join Darin Strauss for a conversation. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Jana Casale, author of The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky, and Weike Wang, author of Chemistry, read and discuss their books with Karah Preiss. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Daisy Khan presents Born with Wings. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Viv Albertine talks with Joanna Scutts about To Throw Away Unopened: A Memoir. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Binelli, Joshua Cohen, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Jeremy Davies, and Gabe Habash celebrate Gerald Murnane. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/27: Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han discuss Stay Sweet. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Trinity Tribe hosts Omotara James, Jayson P. Smith, Glynn Pogue, Raena Shirali, Joanna Valente, Mickie Meinhardt, Laura Buccieri, Marcus Jade, Tyler Pendleton, Saff, and Aish Badru celebrate the launch of Laura Buccieri’s On Being Mistaken. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

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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 →