Notable NYC: 5/18–5/24

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Saturday 5/18: Ryan Dobran and Bridget Talone read poetry. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Escobar and Matt Longabucco joins the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 5/19: Julia Phillips and Mira Jacob discuss Disappearing Earth. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 5/20: Varley O’Connor and Dawn Raffel discuss The Welsh Fasting Girl. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Guernica hosts the Guernica Salon. Come chat with the editors of the magazine and get to know the people behind the page. Red Room, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Allien presents The East End. BookCulture – LIC, 6:30 p.m., free.

David Forbes presents Mindfulness and Its Discontents. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Evan Friss and Jody Rosen discuss On Bicycles: A 200 Year History of Cycling in New York City. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Thomas Page McBee discusses Amateur with Darnell L. Moore. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Grace Talusan, Michele Filgate, and Jabeen Akhtar join Narratively, The Rumpus, Guernica, Catapult, Tin House, Longreads, and Granta for the latest Memoir Monday, a monthly celebration of creative nonfiction. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/21: Susan Shapiro hosts the secrets of publishing panel with Noah Ballard, Peter Catapano, Deborah Garrison, Dream Jordan, Ayesha Pande, Eli Reyes, and Deborah Landau. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Anna Deavere Smith presents Notes from the Field. BAM, 7 p.m., $20.

Rachel Cusk and Domenico Starnone discuss their writing. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Josh Levin presents The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth with Aisha Harris. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Solomon presents Guac Is Extra But So Am I with Tim Herrera, Alison Leiby, and Amanda Mull. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Pitoniak discusses Necessary People with Andrea Bartz. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kate Mulgrew presents How to Forget: A Daughter’s Memoir. B&N 86th and Lexington, 7 p.m., free.

Tiffany Jackson presents Let Me Hear a Rhyme. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/22: John Waters presents Mr. Know-it-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Fifth Elder and talks with Rob Spillman. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $30.

John Glynn presents Out East with Amy Feltman. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel Barenbaum presents A Bend in the Stars. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Cara Blue Adams, Mariam Bazeed, Diane Chang, Sidik Fofana, Kim Coleman Foote, Chantal Johnson, Jeremy J. Kamps, Katherine Augusta Mayfield, and Kimarlee Nguyen read as 2018 Emerging Writers for the last time. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Hilton Als and Tim McDarrah discuss Pride: Photographs after Stonewall by Fred W. McDarrah. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jared Cohen presents Accidental Presidents. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Damian Barr discusses You Will Be Safe Here with Alexander Chee. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jo Lendle and Tess Lewis discuss All the Land. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Jessica Francis Kane presents Rules for Visiting and talks with Emma Straub. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Uche Nduka and Gabriel Don read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Erin Markey and Eileen Myles join the Poetry Project reading series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 5/23: Jericho Brown, Carlina Duan, Tommy Pico, Alan Shapiro, and host Angel Nafis join the Greenlight Poetry salon. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Michael Levitin presents Disposable Man. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Draw Pisarra, Alec Glass, Giordano Cruz, Loui Alexander Terrier, Nicki Lilavois, and Christine Fall read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Casey Cep and Patrick Radden Keefe discuss Furious Hours. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free

Dana Czapnik and Erin Somers celebrate debut novels The Falconer and Stay Up With Hugo Best. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Jennifer Acker presents The Limits of the World. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Christgau talks with Rob Sheffield about Book Reports. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Ryan Chapman talks with Isaac Fitzgerald discuss Riots I Have Known. Invisible Dog Art Center, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 5/24: Garrard Conley, Michele Filgate, T Kira Madden, and moderator Darley Stewart explain trauma through memoir and essay. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Alexis Almeida, John Keene, and David Larsen join the Note to the Reader 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 →