Notable NYC: 2/14–2/20

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Saturday 2/14: Aziza Barnes, Sasha Fletcher, and Montana Ray are Poets with Attitude. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free.

Bill Berkson and Matt Longobucco read poetry. Dia: Chelsea, 6:30 p.m., free.

Nicola Masciandaro and Ariana Reines join Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/15: Melissa Falcon Field and Bill Roorbach read works of fiction with the them tainted love. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 2/16: Rachel Kramer Bussel and Melissa Petro are Writing Aloud, part of the NY Writers Coalition reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Phillis Levin and Michael Broder join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/17: Mark Doten talks with Adam Wilson about his debut novel The Infernal. Doten is a senior editor at Soho Press. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

David McLoghlin, Timothy Lui, and Linda Susan Jackson read poetry as part of the Poetry Society of America Series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/18: Laura Van Den Berg and Catherine Lacey discuss Find Me, Van Den Berg’s debut novel. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Gabe Kruis, Filip Marinovich, and Billy Cancel read poetry. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Diana Hamilton and McGregor Card read poetry. Capricious 88, 7 p.m., free.

John Benditt reads from his novel The Boatmaker with Rob Spillman and bourbon. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Elisa Albert launches her second novel, After Birth, a story about isolation and motherhood. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Stephen Kotkin and Keith Gessen talk about Stalin and Kotkin’s biography Stalin: Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 2/19: Joshua Max Feldman and Alena Graedon celebrate the paperback editions of their books. Graedon’s The Word Exchange is a dystopian future where words are bought and sold. Feldman’s The Book of Jonah is about a Manhattan lawyer. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Eliott Ackerman talks with Phil Klay about Green On Blue, a novel about two conscripted Afghan brothers. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Tom Sleigh reads from his poetry collection Station Zed. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Amanda Filipacchi and Katherine Heiny discuss process. Filipacchi’s The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty is a comedic love story. Center for FIction, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/20: Megan Mayhew Bergman and Emily St. John Mandel join darin Strauss for a discussion. St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven tells the story of a traveling orchestra in a post apocalyptic world. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 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 →