Notable New York, This Week 2/20-2/26

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This week in New York, Beatrice.com hosts Blogger/Author; Critics Circle on the Oscars; The Rumpus: Letters in the Mail at Housing Works; How I Learned to Chill the [email protected]#k Out About a Lot of Things; Sideshow Goshko; 2-year of The Soundtrack Series; Tom McCarthy reads from Men In Space at 192 Books; Floating Kabarette at Galapagos; and Jean Strouse and Colm Tóibín on Alice James.

MONDAY 2/20: Greenlight Bookstore presents its Blogger/Author Pairing with author Ellis Avery, The Last Nude, and blogger Miriam Zoila Perez of Feministing.com. Hosted by Ron Hogan, creator of Beatrice.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY 2/21: Film critics David Denby, The New Yorker; Michael Musto, Village Voice; Andrew O’Hehir, Salon; Dana Stevens, Slate; and NYU film professor Deborah Reinisch for a pre-Oscars discussion. Strand Books. 7 p.m. $10.

WEDNESDAY 2/22: The Rumpus and Housing Works present Letters in the Mail: A Celebration of Printed Correspondence, featuring Stephen Elliott, Jonathan Ames, Emily Gould, Tao Lin, Marie Calloway, Michelle Orange and Ariana Reines; with music by Alina Simone. 7 p.m. Free.

The How I Learned Series, hosted by Blaise Allysen Kearsley, presents, How I Learned to Chill the [email protected]#k Out About a Lot of Things, featuring Elisa Albert, The Book of Dahlia; Erin Barker of The Story Collider; Eliot Glazer, It Gets Betterish; Lodro Rinzler, The Buddha Walks Into a Bar; and Jeff Simmermon. Happy Ending. 8 p.m. Free.

THURSDAY 2/23: Leslie Goshko presents Sideshow Goshko, where she invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. Featuring Dave Hill, Tasteful Nudes; Chris Gethard, A Bad Idea I’m About To Do; and Jackie Kashian from “Last Comic Standing.” With music from Dr. Michelle-Leona Godin. 92YTribeca. 7 p.m. $12.

It’s the 2-year anniversary show of The Soundtrack Series, hosted by Dana Rossi, this storytelling series is focused on songs that fuels the storytellers’ past. Featuring Dave Hill, Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Jill Marino, Alex Mann, and Ryan Andes. The Gallery at (Le) Poisson Rouge. 8 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY 2/24: Booker finalist Tom McCarthy will read from his new novel Men In Space at 192 Books. 7 p.m. Free.

SATURDAY 2/25: Galapagos Art Space presents Floating Kabarette, featuring trapeze, burlesque, cabaret, and variety…and you can sit next to a lake! 10:30 p.m. $20.

SUNDAY 2/26: Jean Strouse and Colm Tóibín will talk about the life of Alice James, younger sister of William and Henry James, in celebration of the republication of Strouse’s Alice James as a New York Review of Books Classic. 92 Y. 11 a.m. $35; $10 for those 35 and under.

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LaToya Jordan is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, Thick-Skinned Sugar (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and her work has been listed as notable in Best American Essays 2016. Her writing has appeared in Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Mom Egg Review, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, and more. Visit her at latoyajordan.com. More from this author →