Notable NYC: 2/21–2/27

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Saturday 2/21: Joanna Fuhrman reads from her new poetry collection, The Year of the Yellow Butterflies, with Caroline Hagood. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Morgan Parker, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Mathias Svalina, and Natalie Eilbert read poetry. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free.

Purdey Lord Kreiden and Jackie Wang join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/22: Saeed Jones, Valerie Liselli, Elaine Equi, and John Dermot Woods celebrate books from Coffee House Press. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Chia-Lun Chuang, Ra Ruiz, Nina Puro, Alexis Pope, Saretta Morgan, and Carly Moore read poetry. Dynaco, 3:30 p.m., free.

Monday 2/23: John Boyne discusses his new novel, A History of Loneliness, with Colm Toibin. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Christgau launches his memoir Going Into the City with Jody Rosen. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jenn Northington, N.K. Jemisin, Emily Asher-Perrin, Alena Graedon, and Diano Pho discuss geek culture and feminism in a discussion moderated by Amanda Hess. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Misty Copeland reads her memoir Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina. Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, 7 p.m., $18.50.

Tuesday 2/24: Amanda Filipacchi and Siri Hustvedt discuss Filipacchi’s latest novel, The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

National Book Award Winner Phil Klay celebrates the paperback release of his award winning collection of stories, Redeployment, along with Maxwell Neely-Cohen, author of Echo of the Boom. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mac McClelland with Ashley Ford discuss Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Kim Gordon chats with Elissa Schappell about Girl in a Band, a memoir about Gordon’s time in Sonic Youth. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Andrea Chapin and James Shapiro discuss The Tutor. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/25: Mark Doten and Justin Taylor discuss the Soho Press editor’s debut novel, The Infernal. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Steve Zultanski and Tan Lin read poetry. Zultanski’s Bribery features a confession of a very bad person. Capricious 88, 7 p.m., free.

Kayla Williams (as read by Marguerite Fields), Jen Percy, Brian Van Reet (as read by veteran and actor Caleb Wells), and Teresa Fazio celebrate A Night With Words After War, presented by Vol 1. Brooklyn. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Claes Oldenburg reads Strange Eggs: Poems and Cutouts 1956-58. 192 Books, 6 p.m., free.

Jynne Martin reads from poetry collection We Mammals In Hospitable Times. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Christgau and Rob Sheffield discuss Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man, Christgau’s new memoir. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Adam Wilson, Kevin Morris, and Samantha K Smith join the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. Jimmy’s No 43, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/26: Emily Gray Tedrowe reads Blue Stars, a novel about motherhood. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Reif Larsen presents newest novel I Am Radar. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Charles Baxter and Darin Strauss discuss There’s Something I Want You to Do. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Saeed Jones and Shelly Oria join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 2/27: Tim O’Mara reads Dead Red, a mystery set in north Brooklyn. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Charles Baxter and Martha Southgate discuss There’s Something I Want You to Do, Baxter’s latest collection of stories. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Lee Goldberg, Natalie Shure, and Kristen Major join the Paragraph Reading Series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Aziza Barnes, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Zakia Henderson-Brown, Krystal Languell, Tommy Pico, Maya Popa, Ben Rosenberg, Robert Siek, and Ocean Vuong celebrate Poets Who Love Poets #2. Over the Eight, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen Boyer, Deanna Havas, and David Greer join the Multifarious Array. 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →