Notable NYC: 4/13–4/19


Saturday 4/13: Mahogany L. Browne presents Woke Baby. The Center for Fiction, 2 p.m., free.

Franny Choi presents Soft Science with Angel Nafis, Shira Erlichman, and Cathy Park Hong. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Christine Walde, Diane Mehta, and Megan McShea read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7:30 p.m., free.

Nathan Austin and Sarah Riggs joins the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/14: David Ranney presents Living and Dying on the Factory Floor with Zhandarka Kurti and Jarrod Shanahan. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 6:30 p.m., free.

CJ Leeds, Sasha Grafit, and Tadhg Hoey join host Chris Molnar for Sunday Night Fiction. KGB , 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Werbitsky, Tyler Barton, Mehre Manda, Ariel Francisco, Rachel Lyon, and Anthony Moll join the Dead Rabbits. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 4/15: Helen Ellis presents Southern Lady Code and talks with Hannah Tinti and Ann Napolitano. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dani Shapiro talks with Cheryl Pearl Sucher about Inheritance. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jenny Xie and Emily Skaja join the Academy of American Poets and HWBC for a night of poetry. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

T Kira Madden, Deena ElGenaidi, Svetlana Kitto and host Lilly Dancyger celebrate the one year anniversary of Memoir Monday and I’m baking a cake! Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/16: Hugh Ryan presents When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History and talks with Jennifer Baker. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Simon Critchley presents Tragedy, The Greeks, and Us. McNally Jackson – Wiliamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Isabella Hammad talks with Emily Nemens about The Parisian. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Sally Bluimis-Dunn, Rachel Hadas, T. R. Hummer, Judy Katz, Jo-Ann Mort, Frances Richey, and Tom Sleigh celebrate the latest issue of Plume Poetry. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Deborah Eisenberg and Alexander Chee discuss Your Duck Is My Duck. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Beverly Gologorsky presents Every Body Has a Story. BookCulture – Columbus, 7p.m., free.

Sham-e-Ali Nayeem celebrates the release of City of Pearls. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Michael DeForge celebrates Leaving Richard’s Valley. Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free.

Andrés Cerpa, Hafizah Geter, Donika Kelly, Rachel McKibbens, Nicole Sealey, and Emily Skaja celebrate national poetry month with The Rumpus and Books Are Magic. Invisible Dog Art Center, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/17: Susan Choi presents Trust Exercise and talks about it with Jennifer Egan. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Janny Scott presents The Beneficiary. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p..m, free.

Vanessa Jimenez Gabb Devin Kelly, Larissa Pham, and co-founder Rachel Lyon read for Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Rachel Howard and Kate Greathead discuss The Risk of Us. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Brice Matthieussent presents Revenge of the Translator with Emma Ramadan. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Lonely Christopher and Shiv Kotecha read from their latest poetry collections, The Resignation and The Switch, respectively. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Sally Rooney talks with Cheryl Pearl Sucher about Normal People. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Emily Bazelon presents Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration and talks with Josie Duffy Rice, co-hosted with The Appeal. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

LaTonya Yvette and Glory Edim discuss Woman of Color. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Thursday 4/18: David Means and Deborah Eisenberg join the Murmrr Lit reading series. Murmrr, 7:30 p.m., $15.

K. Chess, Mira Jacob, and Aatif Rashid join Pete’s Reading series. Jacob co-founded the series before passing it onto the current curators. Pete’s Candy Store 7p.m., free.

Ezequiel Zaidenwerg and translator Robin Myers celebrate Lyric Poetry Is Dead. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Pajtim Statovci and Aleksandar Hemon discuss Crossing. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Blake presents Naamah with Rachel Syme. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 4/19: Kimberly Torne, Powell Pittman, Sophie Grimes, and Mark Lilla join the Brooklyn Writing Space reading series. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Amanda Gunn, Tobi Haslett, and Ayten Tartici join the Franklin Electric series. Work Heights, 7:30 p.m., free.

Michele Filgate hosts Jennifer Pastiloff, Deborah Landau, Mira Jacob, Grace Talusan, and Hannah Tinti for the Red Ink reading series. Books Are Magic,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 →