Notable NYC: 3/16–3/22

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Saturday 3/16: Ser Spears and Park McArthur join the Segue Series. NYU Einstein Auditorium, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 3/18: Siri Hustvedt presents Memories of the Future. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Nancy Rawlinson, Brenda Copeland, and John Cusick host Pitch Wars. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Peter BD and Alex Cuff join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Nancy Pop hosts the In Cold Read series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Austin Smith, Dora Malech, and Grace Schulman join the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

G. Willow Wilson presents The Bird King and talks with Lev Grossman. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/19: Jaclyn Gilbert, Tanya Marquardt, and Aatif Rashid join the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. 161 Chrystie Street, 7:30 p.m., free.

Austin Smith and Dora Malech present Flyover Country and Stet. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 5 p.m., free.

Seth Fried discusses The Municipalists with Hannah Tinti. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

David Means talks with Tara Westover about Instructions for a Funeral. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Harlan Coben and Anna Quindlen discuss Run Away. B&N 82nd & Broadway, 7 p.m., free.

G. Willow Wilson with N.K. Jemisin discuss The Bird King. NYPL – Schwarzman Building, 6:30 p.m., free.

Siri Hustvedt presents Memories of the Future and talks with Jason Tougaw. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/20: Jessie Morgan-Owens and Alexis Coe discuss Girl in Black and White: Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Anselm Berrigan and Diana Khoi Nguyen join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Tania Pabon, Ming Lauren Holden, Chantal Johnson, and Raymond Strom join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterdlands Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Katie Peterson talks with Maureen McLane about A Piece of Good News. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Maria Kuznetsova presents Oksana, Behave! and Lindsay Stern presents The Study of Animal Languages. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

David Downie presents The Gardener of Eden. Community Bookstore, 3 p.m., free.

Feminista Jones and Xavier D’Leau discuss Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Thursday 3/21: Chaun Ballard and Tara Ballard read poetry. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Dani Shapiro and Dana Czapnik join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kem Joy Ukwu and Camille A. Collins discuss Locked Gray / Linked Blue. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Salvatore Scibona and Téa Obreht discuss The Volunteer. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Polly Rosenwaike talks with Rumaan Alam about Look How Happy I’m Making You. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rachel Kramer Bussel, Calliope Bloom, Tamsen Parker, and Sofia Quintero read from Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 4. The Pleasure Chest – Upper East Side, 7 p.m., free.

Carolyn Forché presents What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Summer Brennan presents High Heel (Object Lessons). Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 3/22: Wendy Chen, Jonathan Aprea, Nadra Mabrouk, Vanessa Moody, Yuxi Lin, and Madeleine Mori reads poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Wendy Trevino and Brian Kuan Wood 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 →