Notable NYC: 5/4–5/10

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Saturday 5/4: Sophie Lewis, Sarah Jaffe, and Melissa Gira Grant discuss Full Surrogacy Now and surrogacy, labor, and abolition of the family. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Cyree Jarelle Johnson and Christine Shan Shan Hou join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 5/5: Anders Carlson-Wee, Devon Walker-Figueroa, Michelle Whittaker, Anton Yakovlev, and Thomas Fucaloro and host Craig Kite of Mad Gleam Press read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 5/6: Gabriel Méndez and Jonathan Freedman discuss Solito, Solita. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Anders Carlson-Wee presents The Low Passions with Gregory Pardlo. Book Culture – 112th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Hanif Abdurraqib presents Go Ahead in the Rain. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/7: Michael Ondaatje presents Warlight. Brooklyn Public Library, 7:30 p.m., Free with RSVP.

Mariana Valencia presents ALBUM and Bouquet. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Ayşegül Savaş and Magda Bogin discuss Walking on the Ceiling. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche talks with Laurie Anderson. Murmrr Theater, 7:30 p.m., $20.

Juliet Grames talks with Amor Towles about The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Diana Hamilton and Eric Amling join the One Bleecker reading series for iteration 12. Codex, 7 p.m., free.

W.M. Akers presents Westside and talks with Nate Jones. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Jamie Brenner presents Drawing Home. B&N 86th & Lex, 7 p.m., free.

Ladan Osman presents Exiles of Eden. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/8: Julie Orringer presents The Flight Portfolio with Nathan Englander. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Raúl Zurita, William Rowe, and Norma Cole read poetry as part of PEN America World Voices festival. St Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 8 p.m., $12.

T. A. Stanley hosts Feral Voices reading series. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Lara Prior-Palmer presents Rough Magic and talks Josephine Rowe. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Pajtim Statovci, Christos Ikonomou, Najat El Hachmi, and Anderson Teppe join PEN America for The Migration Chronicles. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Derek Hook presents Six Moments in Lacan. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Rodrigo Rey Rosa and Rob Fitterman present Chaos, A Fable, translated by Jeffrey Gray. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Zambreno and Leslie Jamison discuss bringing language to the undefinable. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Chris Campanioni presents the Internet is for real with readings by Laura Buccieri, Madeleine Barnes, Stu Watson, and Jacquelyn Gallo. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tracy Strauss and Melissa Faliveno discuss I Just Haven’t Met You Yet. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/9: Celeste Ng talks with Mira Jacob about Little Fires Everywhere. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Acevedo presents With the Fire on High. WORD – Jersey City, 7 p.m., $5.

Karen Havelin and Kira von Eichel discuss Please Read This Leaflet Carefully. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Natasha Lennard and Atossa Raxia Abrahamian discuss Being Numerous. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tracy Strauss and Amanda Stern discuss I Just Haven’t Met You Yet. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Astra Taylor presents Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Michele Filgate presents What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 5/10: Lucy Ives presents Loudermilk. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

LaTonya Yvette talks with Erin Boyle about Woman of Color. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Chen Chen, Keetje Kuipers, and Lindsay Stern join the Franklin Electric series. Work Heights, 7:30 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →