Notable NYC: 5/26–6/1


Saturday 5/26: Ben Gwin, Rebecca Evanhoe, Rochard Gegick, and Heather Wells Paterson celebrate the release of Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan Middleton. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Chase Berggrun and Precious Okoyomon join the Segue reading series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Tuesday 5/29: Kelli Maria Korducki and Larissa Pham discuss Hard to Do: The Surprising, Feminist History of Breaking up. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Pamela Druckerman presents There Are No Grown-ups with Jancee Dunn. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rebecca Soffer presents Modern Loss. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5

Amale Andraos, Dan Wood, Neil Donnelly, and Alan Rapp discuss architecture. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/30: Jes Baker discusses Landwhale with Ushshi Rahman and Jessica Torres. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Brendan Lorber and John Yau join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Nikita Gill, Iain Thomas, Amanda Lovelace, Trista Mateer, Cyrus Parker, and KY Robinson read poetry. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Ellen Steinbaum reads from the poetry collection This Next Tenderness. Book Culture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Elisabeth Cohen presents The Glitch and talks with Lizzie Skurnick. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Joshua Mensch presents Because: A Lyric Memoir and talks with Stanley Plumly. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/31: Darnell Moore presents No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. BAM Fisher, 7 p.m., free with RSVP.

Diane Seuss and Robin Richardson read poetry sponsored by the Brooklyn Art Song Society. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/1:Thelma Golden and Kaitlyn Greenidge join the National Book Foundation for a conversation. NYPL – Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, 6:30 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 More from this author →