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'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 →