Notable NYC: 2/22–2/28


Saturday 2/22: Diane Josefowicz, Justin Boening, Marina Kaganova, and Bianca Stone celebrate the release of the Spring issue of The Saint Ann’s Review. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Chris Chosea will write custom poems. Third Factory, Old American Can Factory, noon, free.

Sunday 2/23: Clifford Chase and Rick Whitaker join the Sunday Night fiction series, although hase will read from his memoir The Tooth Fairy (February 2014). KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 2/24: Paul Rome and Adelle Waldman read their debut novels. Rome’s We All Sleep in the Same Room (2013) follows two parents growing distant while sharing a one bedroom apartment. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (2013) explores the failing relationship of two young writers in Brooklyn. NYU Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Jenny Offill and Lorin Stein talk about her new novel, Dept. of Speculation. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Julia Fierro hosts Molly Rose Quinn, Ivy Pochoda, Jason Porter, and Howard Feinstein in a night of Sackett Street Writers’ readings. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tommy Pico and Christopher Schmidt read poetry. The Poetry Project, 8 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/25: Kristopher Jansma will discuss his novel The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards (2013) with Brendan Kiely, author of The Gospel of Winter (January 2014). WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Chad Harbach, Keith Gessen, Emily Gould, Carla Blumenkranz, Eli S. Evans, and Mel Flashman debate the eternal question: MFA versus NYC. Based on Harbach’s essay of the same name, n+1 releases MFA vs. NYC, an examination of the industrial complex surrounding academic MFA writing and New York City commercial publishing. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Edwidge Danticat joins Long Island University Brooklyn’s “Starting from Paumanok” lecture series. Kumble Theater, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/26: Deji Bryce Olukotun discusses his novel, Nigerians in Space, (January 2014) with Guernica editor Joel Whitney. Nigerians in Space is a crime novel following a lunar geologist stealing a moon rock. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Rebecca Miller celebrates the paperback release of her novel, Jacob’s Folly (2013), a complicated love story set in eighteenth-century Paris. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Rebecca Mead discusses her new book, My Life In Middlemarch (January 2014), a combination of personal memoir and literary history of George Eliot’s novel. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Jolie Kerry tackles important life advice in her new book My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag with The Hairpin’s Bobby Finger. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Rosie Rebel, Naomi Serrano, Chris Campanioni, Dolan Morgan, Valerie Hsiung, and Royal Young join the Buzzards Banquet series. Young’s memoir Fame Shark (2013) looks at his adolescence in New York City. Soda Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/27: Lorrie Moore reads from her collection of stories, Bark. B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/28: Alejandro Zambra will be in conversation wtih Francisco Goldman in this bilingual event. Zambra’s Ways of Going Home (2013) (Megan McDowell, trans.) follows a nine-year old boy in a middle-class suburb of Santiago, Chile, after an earthquake. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Cleve Lamison and Laurel Holland join the Paragraph reading series. KGB, 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 →