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 author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 →