Notable NYC: 5/11–5/17

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Saturday 5/11: Jacqueline Woodson reads from and discusses Harbor Me, Locomotion, If You Come Softly, and Brown Girl Dreaming. The Center for Fiction, 11 a.m., $10.

Danny Caine, BK Fischer, Christopher Gonzales, and Chelsea Fonden celebrate Continental Breakfast. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Diana Hamilton and Lauren Levin join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 5/12: Vivien Goldman presents Revenge of the She-Punks. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 3 p.m., free.

Maggie Lee, Peter BD, Nadia Bovy, and others join the Poems in th’garden series. Unnameable Books, 4 p.m., free.

Susan Choi presents Trust Exercise with Cheryl Pearl Sucher. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 5/13: Juliet Escoria, Michele Filgate, Evan James, Dennis Norris II, and Kim Coleman Foote join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Safia Elhillo and Fatimah Asghar present Halal If You Hear Me. 7 p.m., The Strand, $15/$19.95 with signed copy of book, tickets here.

Binnie Kirshenbaum presents Rabbits for Food. PowerHouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jayson Greene talks with Dani Shapiro about Once More We Saw Stars. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Piper Weiss, Britt Canty, Nancy Huang, Raad Rahman, and host Alisson Wood join the Pigeon Pages reading series. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Gracie Leavitt and Emmalea Russo join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Tuesday 5/14: Garnette Cadogan, Idra Novey, and John Wray join the LIC Reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Star Black, Libby Burton, Cortney Lamar Charleston, and Derek Mon join the Bryant Park poetry series. Bryant Park, 7 p.m., free.

Karen Russell presents Orange World and Other Stories and talks with Rivka Galchen. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Rachel Kushner talks with Katie Kitamura about The Mars Room. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Roxana Robinson and Jacki Lyen discuss Dawson’s Fall. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Xuan Juliana Wang and E. Alex Jung discuss Home Remedies. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Casey McQuiston presents Red, White & Royal Blue. BookCulture – LIC, 6:30 p.m., free.

Juliet Escoria presents Juliet the Maniac with Emily Gould. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/15: Peter BD, Caroline Hagood, Edgar Kunz, and Evan James join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Brad Felver, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Joseph Moldover, Erin Somers, Bryan Washington, and Jake Wolff are OneStory debutantes. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Cynthia Cruz, Keetje Kuipers, and Don Yorty join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Ben Bush and T.M. De Vos join the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation for Small Countries in Big Literature. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Isabella Hammad and John Freeman discuss The Parisian. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

John Glynn talks with Tucker Bellingrath about Out East. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joel Mowdy talks with Zachary Lazar about Floyd Harbor. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Aimee Herman and Aaron Hamburger present their books Everything Grows and Nirvana Is Here. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ted Chiang presents Exhalation and talks with Joshua Rothman. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Susan Choi join Vulture to talk about Trust Exercise. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Edie Meidav, Cal Morgan, Jenni Quilter, Clarinda Mac Low, Liesl Schillinger, Andrea Scrima, Rachel Cole Dalamangas, and Sharon Guskin celebrate Strange Attractors. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/16: Julia Phillips presents Disappearing Earth. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Antonio Addessi, Anuradha Bhagwati, Drew Pham, and Santo Randazzo join the Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Sujata Massey presents The Satapur Moonstone. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Kathleen Alcott presents America Was Hard to Find and talks with Téa Obreht. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Val Vinokur, Olga Livshin, Albert Mobilio, and Olena Jennings read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Nathan Drago, Vi Khi Nao, Kathryn Scanlan, Christine Schutt, and Souvankham Thammavongsa celebrate the twenty years of NOON. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 5/17: Amanda Stern and Piper Weiss discuss Little Panic. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joshua Escobar, DJ Ashtree, and Jerika Marchan join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

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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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →