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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →