Notable NYC: 1/31–2/6

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Saturday 1/31: The TEAM reads Five Plays by the TEAM. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 2/2: Paul Fischer discusses A Kim Jong-Il Production, a look at North Korea’s propaganda machine. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/3: Rebecca Scherm discusses her debut novel Unbecoming about an art heist with Helen Petersen. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Kristin Hannah reads The Nightingale, about two French women. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Niven reads her debut young adult novel All the Bright Places. McNally Jackson, 6 p.m., free.

John Hooper and Alexander Stille discuss The Italians. McNally Jackson, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/4: The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show goes live in NYC! Readings by Stephen Elliott, David Roderick, Beth Bachmann, and Nick Flynn, followed by a high-speed literary conversation moderated by Elliott and Roderick. Cornelia Street Cafe, 6 p.m., $8.

Nick Hornby reads Funny Girl. B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., book purchase recommended.

Boris Fishman and Lev Golinkin read immigrant narratives. Fishman’s A Replacement Life follows a writer as he plans to orchestrate a defrauding of German reparations. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Cynthia Cruz and Reggie Harris read poetry. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Vica Miller, Shelly Oria, Kate Racculia, Rebecca Scherm, and Casey Walker celebrate the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. Scherm recently released debut novel Unbecoming about a California girl on the outskirts of Paris. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

C.D. Hermelin, Hannah Labovitch, Syreeta McFadden, Marina Petrova, and Emily Stowe join the HiFi Series. Hifi Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/5: Simon Doonan and Mickey Boardman discuss Doonan’s essay collection The Asylum. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Coffey reads The Business of Naming Things, a short story collection, along with Paul Harding, author of Enon and Tinkers. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Kelly Link reads Get In Trouble, a new short story collection. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Arthur Bradford reads from Turtle Face and Beyond, a story collection. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/6: Lee Kelly reads her newest book, City of Savages, a novel that imagines Manhattan as a POW camp. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Wendy Xu, Jessic Greenbaum, and Tom Sleigh join the Brooklyn Poets series. BRIC House, 7 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →