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 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →