Notable NYC: 3/30–4/5


Saturday 3/30: Daniela Emminger, Dana Grigorcea, Pierre Jarawan and Min Jin Lee, and moderator Liesl Schillinger join the Festival Neue Literatur for a discussion. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free.

Diamond Stingily, Simone White, and Saidiya Hartman join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 3/31: Stefanie De Velasco, Laura Freudenthaler, Gianna Molinari, John Wray, and Jenny Zhang join the Festival Neue Literatur for Ghosts in the Machine: Haunted Memories and Reimagined Futures. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 4/1: Kristin Fields presents A Lily in the Light. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Ruth Reichl presents Save Me the Plums, a memoir, and talks with Jeff Gordinier. St. Ann’s Church, 7 p.m., free.

Pat Cummings and Laurent Linn discuss Trace. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kiese Laymon, Mitchell S. Jackson, Mira Jacob, Bridgett Davis, and Karissa Chen join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/2: Joseph Scapellato and Joseph Salvatore discuss The Made-Up Man. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Madhu H. Kaza, Rosamond S. King, lily bo shapiro, and Purvi Shah join Gabrielle Civil to celebrate Experiments in Joy. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/3: LaTonya Yvette presents Woman of Color and talks with Julee Wilson. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Geoff Dyer presents Broadsword Calling Danny Boy. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jeanne Marie Laskas presents To Obama, with Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Marcella Durand and Anne Tardos join the Poetry Project reading series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Melissa Rivero presents The Affairs of the Falcóns and talks with Lisa Ko. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/4: Kris Frieswick celebrates the launch of The Ghost Manuscript. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Deborah Eisenberg talks with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Nell Freudenberger presents Lost and Wanted and talks with Amanda Stern. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Michael Ames and Amdé Mengistu discuss American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Rigoberto González, Melanie S. Hatter, Diane Mehta, and Marcia Pelletiere read from their latest published by Four Way Books. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/5: Kate Hope Day, Andrea Bartz, Megan Collins, and Julie Langsdorf discuss debut novels. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Laura Philpott and Mari Andrew discuss I Miss You When I Blink. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amor Towles presents A Gentleman in Moscow. First Unitarian Congregation, 7 p.m., free.

Subhashini Kaligotla presents Bird of the Indian Subcontinent. Book Culture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

The Emerging Writers Reading Series features Anaïs Duplan, author of Take This Stallion and Mount Carmel & the Blood of Parnassus, reading alongside students of NYU’s Graduate Creative Writing Program. KGB Bar, 7 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 →