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'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 →