Notable NYC: 2/28–3/6

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Saturday 2/28: Tom McCarthy reads Satin Island, a novel about writing the Great Report. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Claudia Rankine and Elizabeth Alexander read from their latest works. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 3/1: Joanna Fuhrman, Shelley Marlow, and Elissa Ball celebrate new books by Fuhrman and Marlow. Molasses Books, 8 p.m., free.

Paul Beatty, Ann Hodgman, and Mitchell S. Jackson celebrate the Rejection issue of Tin House. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Abigail Welhouse, Keayr Braxton, Jillian Brall, and Melissa Ahart join the Cross Poetry Reading Series. WORD Jersey City, 5:30 p.m., free.

Dan Gunn discusses The Emperor of Ice-Cream with Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 3/2: Ron Lieber reads from his book The Opposite of Spoiled, a look at how we talk about money. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Billy Collins reads with George Green. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/3: Glenn Kurtz and Meghan Daum discuss writing craft. Daum’s essay collection The Unspeakable explores the search for self. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/4: Jill Bialosky and Patrick Phillips read poetry. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Gary Himelfarb, aka Doctor Dread, and Gary Hinds discuss Dread’s memoir The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread. Brooklyn Public Library, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/5: Josh Cook presents his debut novel An Exaggerated Murder. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Marie Mocket reads from her memoir Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye and has a conversation with critic Maud Newton. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Joseph O’Neill reads The Dog with Darin Strauss. NYU, 6 p.m., free.

John Haskell, Vanessa Hutchinson, Anna Noyes, and April Wolfe join the HIFI Series. HIFI Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Friday 3/6: Halle Butler celerbates her debut novel Jillian with Sooze Lanier, Michael Paul Lopez, Dolan Morgan, and Karina Briski. Mellow Pages, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kate Zambreno reads Green Girl. KGB, 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 →