Notable NYC: 3/9–3/15

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Saturday 3/9: Karen Hueler, Andrea Rothman, and Erika Swyler join Trumpet Fiction for “Cosima Smiled: Women Scientists in Fiction.” KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Ser Serpas and Park McArthur join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Erica Hunt, r erica doyle, and Elisabet Velasquez read poetry. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 3/10: Chelsea Fonden, Lee Matthew Goldberg, Britt Canty, Bernard Ferguson, Kate Dwyer, and Hannah Schneider join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 3/11: Sam Lipsyte, Mychal Denzel Smith, Rachel Lyon, Richard Chiem, and Precious Okoyomon join the Franklin Park Reading Series for its tenth Anniversary. Happy birthday, Franklin Park Reading Series! I bet there will be a cake. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

T Kira Madden presents Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, in conversation with Melissa Febos. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Kiese Laymon and André Holland discuss Heavy. St. Ann’s Church, 7 p.m., $21.50.

Jane LeCroy, Maria Hadji, Grayson Dantzic, Caritas Young, Vanisha-Arleen Gould, Troels Steenholdt Heiredal, Jonas Kyle, Rogan Kelly and host JC Hopkins join the Poetry 99 reading series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Boris Fishman talks with Téa Obreht about Savage Feast. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Darius James presents Negrophobia: An Urban Parable, recently reissued by NYRB, and talks with Michael A. Gonzales. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Helen Oyeyemi presents Gingerbread with MJ Franklin. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Thomson talks about Sleeping with Strangers with Lili Anolik. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Morgan Parker and Lauren Wilkinson read from their latest works. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Tuesday 3/12: Halle Butler talks with Weike Wang about The New Me. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Etaf Rum presents A Woman Is No Man, in discussion with Hala Alyan. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Fred Ritchin and Júlia Pontés present the Visura Salon series. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Renee Gladman presents Morelia with Amina Cain, Lucy Corin, and Deb Olin Unferth. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Chiem talks with Chelsea Hodson about King of Joy. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Eva Hagberg Fisher, Briallen Hopper, and Sarah McColl join the LIC reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/13: Jessica Smith and Tim Duffy read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Diane Mehta and Edwin Frank discuss Forest with Castanets. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

John Lanchester and Ketih Gessen talk about The Wall. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jodie Patterson presents The Bold World. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Hampton Fancher and Mary-Beth Hughes discuss The Wall Will Tell You, and have a question and answer session. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m, $5.

Nick Flynn, Sam Ross, Mark Conway, and Maria Howe read work published by Four Way Books. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

T. A. Stanley hosts the Feral Voices reading series. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Cheryl Savageau and Javier Zamora join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 3/14: Morgan Parker reads poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Asja Bakić presents Mars and talks with Jennifer Zoble. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Mallory O’Meara presents The Lady from the Black Lagoon with Maria Headley. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lisa See presents The Island of Sea Women. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Nicole Peyrafitte and Lori Anderson Moseman read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 3/15: Joyce Johnson, Eden Arielle Gordon, and Marcus Jade join H.I.P. Lit for Beware the Ides of March, in a unique venue despite its midtown address. Coffee House Club – 20 W 44th Street, 6:30 p.m., free.

Lis Taddeo, Joseph Osmundson, and Asali Solomon celebrate McSweeney’s Issue 55. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Molly Tolsky, Henry Stewart, and Prya Jain join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →