Notable NYC: 2/11–2/17

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Saturday 2/11: Immigrant Rally: Here to Stay. Washington Square Park, 2 p.m., free.

Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and Jennifer Scappettone join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/12: Nicole Fix, Joanna C. Valente, Fraylie Nord, and Yardenne Greenspan join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free.

Peter Burghardt, Sara Wintz, and Arlo Quint read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 2/13: N.K. Jemisin, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Marcy Dermansky, Jonathan Lee, and Tony Iantosca join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Rachel Kramer Bussel, Abigail Ekue, Stella Watts Kelley, Vierra Lai, and Annabeth Leong offer a Galentine’s Day Erotic Panel. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sana Krasikov discusses The Patriots with Matthew Thomas. Greenlight Bookstore Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ellen Umansky launches The Fortunate Ones about Jewish artist dying in France during World War II. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes and Meredith Sue Willis are voices from the margins. Blaufarb’s Losing Aaron is about mother’s struggle with her son’s mental illness. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/14: Noah Isenberg and Molly Haskell celebrate the 75th anniversary of We’ll Always Have Casablanca with a look at the film’s history. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Isaac Fitzgerald, Alice Sola Kim, Brendan Kiely, and Jessie Chaffee are literary couples celebrating Valentine’s Day with readings and discussions. Brooklyn Historical Society, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Diamond, Kelly Luce, and Sara Majka join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Gabriel Don, Kailey Tedesco, Nicholas Oliver Moore, Lucia Stacey, Cooper Wilhelm, Emi Bergquis, Allison Sylvia, and Sam Escobar join the Poetry Brothel. The Delancey, 8:30 p.m., $40.

Wednesday 2/15: Porochista Khakpour, Emily Gould, and Leslie Jamison talk with Maud Newton about Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living, a collection of essays about writers and money. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Morgan Parker, Jenna Wortham, and Reujeko Hockley celebrate Parker’s new book There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

George Saunders reads Lincoln in the Bardo. Congregation Beth Elohime, 7:30 p.m., free.

Julia Edelman reads Love Voltaire Us Apart. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/16: Tiffany Dufu presents her memoir Drop the Ball. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Chris Wolfe, Kristen Rouse, Nate Bethea, Lauren Halloran, and Colin Halloran join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kaitlyn Greenidge presents We Love You Charlie Freeman. Greenlight Booksotre Prospect Leffers, 7:30 p.m., free.

Álvaro Enrigue with Garth Risk Hallberg discusses Enrigue’s Sudden Death. Greenlight Bookstore Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Claire Fuller discusses Swimming Lessons with Jenny Offill. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Julie Pennell discusses The Young Wives Club, a debut novel about four friends. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Laird Hunt talks with Josh Kendall about The Evening Road. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Resist! Film Series presents Libertarias. Unnameable Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Dawn Tripp, Roxana Robinson, and Donna Seaman discuss the intersection of art and life. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

John Gorman, Julius Constantine, Lauren Hilger, and Emily Zimmer join the Boundless Tales series. The Local, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/17: General Strike! Nationwide, all day, free.

Elizabeth Arnold, Sarah V. Schweig, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

José Olivarez, Nicole Homer, and Wo Chan join Free Water series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, The Billfold, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog, and io9. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →