Notable NYC: 2/10–2/16


Saturday 2/10: Sophia La Fraga, Richard Kennedy, Monica de la Torre, and Keijaun Thomas join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/11: Alanna Schubach, Paul Cohen, Paul Florez, Abigail Bereola, Melanie Odelle, and Nina Boutsikaris join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Dave Eggers presents The Monk of Mokha with Mokhta Alkhanshali. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

Anne Ishil, Madhu Kaza, Taije Silverman, and Kyle Dacuyan join the Us&Them: A Writer-Translator Reading Series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 2/12: Scott McClanahan, Hermione Hoby, Colin Winnette, Juliet Escoria, Tatiana Ryckman, and Kyle Lucia Wu join the Franklin Park Reading series. McClanahan is the author of eight books, most recently The Sarah Book. Hoby’s debut novel Neon in Daylight has been compared to The Great Gatsby and Bright Lights, Big City. Wu is the co-publisher of Joyland. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Sarah Gambito and David Tomas Martinez join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Simran Bansal, Corina Copp, Lucy Ives, Meghan O’Rourke, Caroline Sasso, and Emily Skillings celebrate Joan Murray. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Anelise Chen, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Chloé Cooper Jones discuss the intersection between literature and sports. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Jane LeCroy, Susan Lewis, William Lessard, Sonja Bjelić, Madeleine Mori, Annabel Graham, and Momina Mela read for Poetry 99. Spoonbill Studio, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/13: Ben Dolnick presents The Ghost Notebooks and talks with Garth Risk Hallberg, author of City on Fire. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elif Batuman talks with Maris Kreizman about The Idiot, now in paperback. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Philip Schultz presents Luxury, a collection of poems. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Willy Vlautin launches his novel Don’t Skip Out on Me in conversation with musician Craig Finn. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Colin Winnette presents The Job of the Wasp and talks with Isaac Fitzgerald, co-host of #AM2DM. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/14: Leslie Cohen presents This Love Story Will Self-Destruct. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Francisco Cantu and Tom Sleigh discuss The Line Becomes a River with Phil Klay. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/15: Annie DeWitt, Melissa Holy, Kristopher Jansma, Bino A. Realuyo, and Jenny Xie celebrate the latest issue of ZYZZYVA with Managing Editor Oscar Villalon. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mikkel Rosengaard and Joanna Scutts join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Melissa Albert presents The Hazel Wood with Rhoda Belleza. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Liza Featherstone and Claire Potter discuss Divining Desire. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Zachary Lazar and Garnette Cadogan discuss Vengeance. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

André Aciman and Susan Choi read and chat. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/16: Melissa Febos celebrates the paperback release of Abandon Me with Jordy Rosenberg, Omotara James, and T Kira Madden. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kyle Dacuyan, Francisco Marquez, Momina Mela, and Fatima Farheen Mirza join the Franklin Electric reading series. Work Heights, 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 →