Notable New York, This Week 2/27-3/04

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This week in New York, there are plenty of things to do if you’re not going to be at AWP in Chicago (sad face): Sam Lipsyte reads at Stony Brook; Agorafabulous! at WORD; Behind the Curtain: A Magazine Roundtable; Ellen Ullman and Maud Newton at BookCourt; Björk; the Steel Magnolias Cry-Along at 92YTribeca; and Phillip Lopate and the Brooklyn Philharmonic in concert.

MONDAY 2/27: A Point of View on a Point of View, hosted by veteran editor Daniel Menaker, will feature a reading and conversation with Sam Lipsyte, author of Venus Drive and Home Land. Stony Brook Manhattan. 7 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY 2/28: Sara Benincasa will read from her memoir Agorafabulous!, about her journey from agoraphobic youngster to a professional smart-ass. She is an award-winning comedian, writer and host of the popular podcast, Sex and Other Human Activities. Also featuring Glennis McCarthy of the Gorgeous Ladies of Comedy and Rachel Fershleiser of Six Word Memoirs for a party and reading. WORD. 7 p.m. Free.

WEDNESDAY 2/29: Ellah Allfrey, James Marcus and Deborah Treisman, editors of Granta, Harper’s and The New Yorker, will come together to talk about how, why, and what they publish at Behind the Curtain: A Magazine Roundtable. Moderated by Granta editor John Freeman. McNally Jackson. 7 p.m. Free.

THURSDAY 3/01: Ellen Ullman will read from her new novel, By Blood, in conversation with Maud Newton. BookCourt. 7 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY 3/02: Björk is in New York for a few days with her show, biophilia live. Roseland Ballroom. 8:30 p.m. $89 and up.

SATURDAY 3/03: If you need a good cry because you couldn’t go to AWP this week, then head to the 92YTribeca for the Steel Magnolias cry-along. 10 p.m. $13 (includes a beer).

SUNDAY 3/04: Brooklyn writer Phillip Lopate and the Brooklyn Philharmonic present a concert exploring Brooklyn’s development over the past 200 years, from a bedroom community to a major city of its own. Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza. 4 p.m. Free

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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 →