Notable NYC: 2/7–2/13


Saturday 2/7: Omar Berrada, Huge Garcia Manriquez, Isabelle Garron, Jen Hofer, John Keene, Sarah Riggs, James Sherry, Stacy Szymaszek, Matvei Yankelevich and others celebrate Litmus Press. Southfirst, 6:30 p.m., free.

Ian Hatcher and Veronica Gonzalez Peña join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/8: Samuel Barrantes launches debut novel Slim and The Beast, a crowdfunded publication. McNally Jackson, 6 p.m., free.

Rafia Zarkaria reads her memoir The Upstairs Wife. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Sohn, Elisa Albert, and Lucinda Rosenfeld read for Lit at Lark. Sohn’s The Actress is the story of a closeted leading actor and a young woman who falls in love with him. LARK Cafe, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 2/9: Peter Carey, Laura Van Den Berg, Atticus Lish, Mark Doten, and Kashana Cauley join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Van Den Berg’s debut novel Find Me follows a young woman struggling to find a place in the world. Editor Mark Doten’s debut novel The Internal examines the chaos of war. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Irvine Welsh talks with Ben Greenman about The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Melissa Pimental reads Love by the Book with Sara Benicasa and Brendan Jay Sullivan. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Rafia Zarkaria and Lorraine Adams will discuss The Upstairs Wife, Zarkaria’s memoir, presented by Guernica. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Gary Shteyngart joins the Starting from Paumanok lectures series. Long Island University Kumble Center, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/10: Irvine Welsh reads The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins along with Nathan Larson. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Robert Levy reads The Glittering World, a debut novel set in a supernatural world. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Michelle Tea and Saeed Jones talk about How to Grow Up, Tea’s memoir about becoming an adult. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Wednesday 2/11: Jen Vafdis, Tyler Coates, Kashana Cauley, Erika Anderson, Kristen Radtke, Eric Nelson, Nicole Haroutunian, Ashley Ford, and Jen Doll join Vol. 1 Brooklyn for 3 minute love stories. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Paul Rome and Roarke Menzies launch “Philadelphia and Other Stories,” a hybrid performance that combines short stories with music. Rome is the author of We All Sleep in the Same Room. Performances run through February 21st. Walkerspace Theater, 8 p.m., $20.

Sandra Newman and Emily St. John Mandel read their post-apocalyptic novels. St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven evnvisions a world mostly wiped out by the Georgia Flu. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kelly Link reads her new collection of stories, Get in Trouble. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/12: Kelly Link celebrates her latest collection of short stories, Get In Trouble with Lev Grossman, author of the The Magicians. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

E.C. Osondu celebrates the launch of This House is Not for Sale, a novel focusing on the inhabitants of a house in an African neighborhood. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Sandra Newman discusses her novel The Country of Ice Cream with Jess Row, author of Your Face in Mine. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Ford and Lorrie Moore have a conversation. 92Y, 8 p.m., $24.

Jeffery Renard Allen and Marie-Helene Bertino join the NYU reading series. Bertino’s 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas is about a nine-year-old jazz singer. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Meghan Daum and Amanda Petrusich join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Macy Rodman joins My Teenage Dream for a Valentine’s Day edition. Over the Eight, 8 p.m., free.

Friday 2/13: Nelson George, Bernice L. McFadden, and Arthur Nersesian join the NYU Creative writing series. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 p.m., free.

Alexis Pope, Wendy Xu, Nina Pollari, and Adam Fitzgerald join the Free Water series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →