Notable NYC: 2/3–2/9

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Saturday 2/3: Lucas de Lima and Scraaatch join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/4: Neel Mukherjee talks with Hanya Yanagihara about A State of Freedom. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Bonnie Chau, Liza St. James, Nell Schwed, and Pia Padukone join the Sunday Night Fiction series along with Art Farm Nebraska. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 2/5: Richard Lawson presents All We Can Do Is Wait. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel Lyon launches her debut novel Self-Portrait with Boy. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Bliss Broyard, Anna Dunn, Philip Gourevitch, Elinor Lipman, Eric Orner, and host Jonathan Santlofer discuss It Occurs to Me that I am America: New Stories and Art. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/6: Kayleen Schaefer talks with Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo about Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Adrian Tomine and Jason Zinoman discuss Killing and Dying. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

George Saunders and Dana Spiotta launch a new literary reading series, Murmrr Lit. Murmrr Theater, 6:30 p.m., $20.

Arvin Ahmadi and Adam Silvera discuss Down and Across. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tim Kreider talks with Meghan Daum about I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joanne Serling presents Good Neighbors with Pamela Erens. BookCulture Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Kristin Hannah presents The Great Alone. B&N Union Square, 6 p.m., book purchase.

Wednesday 2/7: Paul Auster presents 4 3 2 1. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Zadie Smith talks with Wesley Morris. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, 7 p.m., free.

John Darnielle presents Universal Harvester. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Karley Sciortino launches Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Tim Kreider presents I Wrote This Book Because I Love You. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/8: Tayari Jones launches An American Marriage. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jamie Quatro, Taylor Larsen, Rachel Lyon, Kate Tuttle, Min Jin Lee, and host Michele Filgate join the Red Ink series. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Halliday and Ira Silverberg discuss Asymmetry. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Danielle Lazarin talks with Celeste Ng about Back Talk. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 2/9: Sarah Schulman presents Conflict Is Not Abuse. Spoonbill & Sugartown Montrose Ave, 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, Fiction Advocate, 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 →