Notable NYC: 2/7–2/13

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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 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 →