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