Notable NYC: 2/6–2/12


Saturday 2/6: John Wray and Will Sheff celebrate the launch of The Lost Time Accidents, Wray’s new novel. BookCourt, 6 p.m., free.

Liz Howard and Lanny Jordan Jackson join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 2/8: Robert Lopez, Mira Ptacin, Tony Tulathimutte, Robin Beth Schaer, and Tommy Pico join the Franklin Park Reading series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Peter Carlaftes, Steve Dalachinsk, Maggie Dubris, Ron Kolm, David Lawton, Tantra-zawadi, Angelo Verga, and George Wallace celebrate rabbit-ear television antenna. Le Poisson Rouge, 7 p.m., $8.

Alexander Chee and Sunil Yapa discuss their new books. Chee’s The Queen of the Night is the story of a French Opera singer. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Alan Bernheimer, Aaron Simon, and Genya Turovskaya join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Cathy Eisenhower and Wendy Xu join the Poetry Project. The Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Matt Gallagher talks with Victor LaValle about Young Blood, Gallagher’s new work of fiction. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/9: Diane Williams talks with Noy Holland about Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Sari Wilson presents Girl Through Glass. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Aidan Donnelley Rowley presents The Ramblers, a novel set in Manhattan. Book Culture, 7 p.m., free.

Hannah Tennant-Moore talks with Christine Smallwall about the debut novel Wreck and Order. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Kent Russell presents I Am Sorry to Think I have Raised a Timid Son along with Amanda Petrusich. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mark de Silva and Joshua Ellison join host David Gutowski for a night of Literary BFFs. De Silva is the author of the new novel Square Wave. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Christopher Sorrentino presents The Fugitives. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/10: Robert Seidman celebrates James Joyce. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Repino presents Mort(e) in conversation with Jill Pantozzi. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jason Brown, LaChrisha Brown, and Lori E. Parquet joins the Cave Canem Foundation for a night of poetry. Botanic Lab Bar, 7:30 p.m., $10.

Kevin Young and Mary-Louise Parker discuss Blue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joanna Fuhrman, Nabila Lovelace, and Sharon Mesmer join the Atlas Reading Series. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.

Paul Beckman, P. Casey Telesk, D Ferrara, and Helen Klein Ross join the Inkwell reading series for a night of fiction. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Muriel Barbery presents The Life of Elves. Book Culture, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/11: Idra Novey and Nell Freudenberger celebrate Novey’s debut novel Ways to Disappear. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Sydney Nichols, Vaughn Watson, Richard Fein, and Lisa Badner join the Boundless Tales Reading Series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel B. Glaser and Robert Lopez join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ben Ratliff, Meredith Graves, Kevin Young, and Nick Flynn join McNally Jackson Live. McNally Jackson Books, 8 p.m., free.

Muriel Barbery talks with Michele Filgate about The Life of Elves. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/12: Jesse Kercheval, Yvette Siegert, and Mark Statman read poetry in translation. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Nick Flynn and Mary Jo Bang read poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 p.m., free.

Rosebud Ben-oni, Lonely Christopher, and Patricia Spears Jones joins the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series. BRIC House, 7 p.m., free.

Muriel Barbery again reads The Life of Elves. Albertine Books, 7 p.m., free.


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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 More from this author →