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 is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 →