Notable NYC: 4/20–4/26


Saturday 4/20: Andrea Abi-Karam, Neon, Gia Gonzales, and Samuel Ace celebrate Extratransmission. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Krystal Languell and Stephon Lawrence join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 4/22: Kate Farrell presents T’ Space: Art, Architecture, Music, Poetry. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Christopher Heuer and Robert Slifkin discuss Into the White. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/23: Aldrin Valdez, Julia Van Haaften, Jeanne Thornton, Tom Cardamone, Catherine Maiorisi, Eileen Myles, Paul Lisicky, Lexie Bean, Joy Ladin, Jennifer Fink, Nathan Alling Long, Claire O’Dell, and Joseph Olshan join Lambda Literary to celebrate the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Cody Epstein discusses Wunderland with Chris Bohjalian. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

D. Watkins talks with Yahdon Israel about We Speak for Ourselves. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 4/24: Nathan Ballingrud presents Wounds. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Ann Beattie and Michael Carroll are Among Friends. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Leanne Shapton talks with Randy Kennedy about Guestbook. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Melissa Rivero, Susan Bernhard, Stephanie Jimenez, and Dixon Place join the Guerrilla Lit Reading series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cynthia Cruz presents Disquieting. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Furst presents Revolutionaries. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Namwali Serpell talks with Isaac Fitzgerald about The Old Drift. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/25: Michael Robbins, Paige Ackerson-Kiely, and other special guests celebrate Margaret Cavendish. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Anuradha Bhagwati talks with Rakesh Satyal about Unbecoming. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Cave Canem and the NYU Creative Writing Program present a reading with Jericho Brown, Marwa Helal, and Kwoya F. Maples. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Susie Linfield presents The Lion’s Den and talks with Nissim Calderon. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Ian Doescher presents Much Ado About Mean Girls. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Deborah Woodard, Jennifer Bartlett, Alessandro Cassin, Katelyn Peters, Margaret Diehl, and Jim Steward celebrate the translation of Amelia Rosselli’s Obtuse Diary. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/26: Deborah Woodard and Jennifer Bartlett read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Maaza Mengiste, and Lev Golinkin join Pen Out Loud series. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Ken Chen and contributors celebrate the launch of West 10th. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Eunsong Kim and Elvia Wilk join the Poetry Project reading series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Brenda Shaughnessy and Evan James celebrate The Octopus Museum. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →