Notable NYC: 5/5–5/11

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Saturday 5/5: Ryo Yamaguchi and Brittany Dennison read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m., free.

Charity Coleman and Aisha Sasha John join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 5/6: Jennifer S. Cheng, Eugenia Leigh, Kristin Xingming Chang, April Freely, and Carina Del Valle Schorske read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 5/7: Daniel Abbott and Dan Sheehan celebrate books from Ig Publishing. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wesley Rothman and Michael Broder join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Kimberly Harrington and Kate Rope present books on motherhood. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cinelle Barnes presents Monsoon Mansion. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/8: Chaya Babu, YZ Chin, and Bridgett M. Davis celebrate the Feminist Press for the LIC Reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Joanna Cantor talks with Joanna Hershon about Alternative Remedies for Loss. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jesmyn Ward talks with Morgan Jerkins. St. Francis College, 7 p.m., $14.

Corey Mead presents The Lost Pilots. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Maxim Loskutoff presents the story collection Come West and See, and talks about it with Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil presents Oceanic and Tishani Doshi presents Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Rachel Hadas, Gardner McFall, and Michael Young read poetry. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir and translator K.B. Thors discuss Stormwarning. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/9: Rumaan Alam talks with Emma Straub about That Kind of Mother, his second novel. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Douglas Crase and Michael Lally join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Lucas Mann presents Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Rachel Kushner presents The Mars Room and discusses it with bird-lover Jonathan Franzen. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Witold Szabłowski and Georgi Gospodinov discuss Dancing Bears: True Stories of People Nostalgic for Life Under Tyranny. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Sloane Crosley explains how not to write an essay with Billy Hough. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Nicola Maye Goldberg and Mila Jaroniec discuss Animals Eat Each Other. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/10: Asad Haider discusses Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump with Sarah Jaffe and Bill Fletcher Jr. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto speaks with Hannah Tinti about Shadow Child. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 5/11: Emily Copley, Michele Lent, Amy Meng, Jocelyn Spaar, and Lindsay Turner join the Franklin Electric Reading series. Work Heights, 8:30 p.m., free.

Priscilla Oliveras, K.M. Jackson, and Falguni Kothari discuss Mothers to Daughters: The Gift of Romance and Women’s Fiction, moderate with Alexis Daria. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Luljeta Lleshanaku talks with Ani Gjika and Katrine Øgaard Jensen about Negative Space. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Rita Bullwinkel presents Belly Up with Alice Sola Kim. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amina Cain and Madju H. Kaza join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

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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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →