Notable NYC: 5/25–5/31


Sunday 5/26: Viktoria Peitchev, Sonja Hristina Bjelić, Christina Gayton, Brittany Leitner, and Ximena Izquierdo Ugaz celebrate No, Dear Magazine’s chapbook series. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/28: Paragraph’s May Pitch Wars! RSVP with Eventbrite. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Bram Presser and Stefan Merril Block discuss The Book of Dirt. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Pollan presents How to Change Your Mind. Congregation Beth Elohim, 7:30 p.m., $22.

Wednesday 5/29: Christie Grotheim and Andrea Rothman talk with Rachel Aydt about their novels The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live and The DNA of You and Me. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

George Hovis, Krystyna Byers, Steve McCondichie, and Brian Birnbaum join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Alex Segura, Kate Moretti, and Lee Matthew Goldberg join the Guerilla Lit Reading Series. Dixon Place, 7:29 p.m., Free.

Murray Silverstein, Camille Dungy, Joshua Bennett, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Leronn P. Brooks, Tyehimba Jess, Nkosi Nkululeko, and Dante Di Stefano celebrate America, We Call Your Name. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Mandy Berman presents The Learning Curve. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Laurence Scott and Joshua Rothman discuss Picnic Comma Lightning. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jan Tamontano and Judyth Emanuel read from What Love Becomes and Yeh-Hell-Ow. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Leanne Shapton presents a staged reading of Guestbook, featuring performances from Emily McDonnell, Heidi Julavits, Nick Laird, Cynthia Zarin, and more. Afterward, Leanne will be in conversation with Sasha Weiss. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Thursday 5/30: Hanif Abdurraqib presents Go Ahead in the Rain with Cheryl Boyce-Taylor and Angel Nafis. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Simon Tam presents Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Roxana Robinson with Cheryl Pearl Sucher discuss Dawson’s Fall. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thomas Page McBee presents Amateur and talks with Soraya Chemaly. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg , 7 p.m., free.

Friday 5/31: Ernest Farrés, Gemma Gorga, and Sharon Dolan read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Larissa Shmailo celebrates her birthday and her novel Sly Bang with Ron Kolm, Dean Kostos, Michael T. Young, Steve Dalachinsky, and Stephanie Strickland. Unnameable Books, 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 →