Notable NYC: 2/8–2/14


Saturday 2/8: Adelle Waldman reads The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (2013) with Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House. Brooklyn Public Librarty, 4 p.m., free. Adelle Waldman reads The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (2013) with Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House. Brooklyn Public Librarty, 4 p.m., free.

Jocelyn Spaar and Masha Tupitsyn join the Segue Reading Series. Tupitsyn is a film critic; her LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film was comprised using Twitter between 2009 and 2010. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/9: Michael Ruby and Sam Truitt read poetry. Ruby’s American Songbook (2013) offers a poetic response to recorded vocal music. ZInc Bar, 6:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 2/10: Jennifer Vanderbes talks with Lauren Belfer with a reading from Venderbes’s third novel, The Secret of Raven Point, a World War II novel following a seventeen-year-old’s search for her brother. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

James Scott reads his literary debut The Kept, a novel set in turn of the century upstate New York. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Mitchell Jackson, Joseph Riippi, Jennifer Gilmore, Stanley Crouch, and Molly Tolsky read as part of the Love and Madness edition of the Franklin Park Reading Series. Jackson’s The Residue Years (2013) is a semi-autobiographical novel based on Jackson’s life in predominantly white Portland. Riippi will be presenting his forthcoming Because. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/11: Gina Frangello and Rob Roberge read their new novels. Frangello’s A Life In Men (February 2014) presents a friendship between Mary and Nix on a trip to Europe. Roberge’s The Cost of Living (2013) follows protagonist Bud Barrett as he attempts to stay sober and married. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel Kushner celebrates the release of the paperback edition of the acclaimed novel, The Flame Throwers (2013) with James Wood. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Joshua Max Feldman reads his debut novel The Book of Jonah, a modern retelling of the biblical tale. The Corner Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/12: Katie Heaney reads from her memoir Never Have I Ever (January 2014), the story of the first twenty-years of her life without a date. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Megan Hustad talks with Ben Lytle about More Than Conquerors (2014), her memoir of her evangelical Christian upbringing. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Dorthe Nors and Fiona Maazel discuss Karate Chop (February 2014), Nors’s collection of short stories translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken. Karate Chop is the debut book born from a partnership between Graywolf Press and A Public Space. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/13: Rebecca Mead reads from My Life In Middlemarch (January 2014), her new novel about a young woman reading George Eliot’s Middlemarch (1871). Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Joyce Carol Oates and Claire Messud read from their new novels with an introduction by Robert Boyers. 92 Y, 8:15 p.m., $27.

Friday 2/14: Todd Colby, Lonely Christopher, Adam Fitzgerald, and Arthur Seefahrt reading as part of the Multifarious Array series. Pete’s Candy’ Store, 7 p.m., free.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →