Notable NYC: 2/18–2/24


Saturday 2/18: Ryan Dobran and Wendy Letterman join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Kristen Gallagher and Ed Steck celebrate new books from Skeleton Man Press. The Glove, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 2/19: Elizabeth Hall and Melissa Buzzeo read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Monday 2/20: Not My President’s Day march. Columbus Circle, Noon, free.

Daniel José Older, N.K. Jemisin, Justina Ireland, Helen Phillips, and Berit Anderson celebrate speculative fiction beyond Orwell. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Sampson Starkweather and Ana Božičević join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Teju Cole, Susie Linfield, Amitava Kumar, Ben Davis, Jillian Steinhauer, and Elisa Wouk Almino remember John Berger. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/21: Joshua Cohen and Raymond P. Scheindlin discusses Vulture in a Cage, Hebrew language poems by Solomon Ibn Gabirol. Scheindlin is the translator. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Cara Hoffman and Mary Gaitskill discuss Running. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Kevin Smokler and Virginia Heffernan discusses Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to ’80s Teen Movies. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Carey launches The Stolen Child and Julianne Pachico launches The Lucky Ones. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Damion Searls and Maria Konnikova discuss The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/22: Robin Wasserman, Lauren Duca, Ashley C. Ford, Megan Abbott, and Jia Tolentino celebrate Girls on Fire, now out in paperback. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Victor Vazquez discusses OK: A Novel. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Will Hermes introduces several documentaries about New York City. Museum of the City of New York, 6:30 p.m., $12.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Peter Kimani with Andy Tepper discuss Birth of a Dream Weaver. Brooklyn Public Library, 7:30 p.m., free.

Patricia Bosworth discusses The Men in My Life. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/23: Lidia Yuknavitch, Melissa Febos, Sarah Gerard, Marcy Dermansky and Emily Raboteau join the Red Ink series, hosted by Michele Filgate. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Antony Loewenstein and Ben Norton discuss Disaster Capitalism, how private companies cash in on misery. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Cara Hoffman again reads from Running and discusses the book with Rae Meadows and Ira Silverberg. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 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 →