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'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 →