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 Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →