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'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 More from this author →