Notable NYC: 2/17–2/23


Saturday 2/17: Sonia Louise Davis and Yulan Grant join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/18: Sarah Gerard, Michael Seidlinger and, Jeff Parker present We Can’t Help If We Are From Florida. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 2/19: Moriel Rothman-Zecher presents Sadness Is a White Bird and talks with Madeleine Thien. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tom Healy and Deborah Landau join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Nicholson talks with Carl Safina about The Seabird’s Cry. 192 Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Desiree Bailey, Barbara Browning, Alexis Cheung, Andrea Long Chu, Hermione Hoby, and Sarah McCarry have Bad Advice from Bad Women. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Roseann Lake presents Leftover in China. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 2/20: Akwaeke Emezi presents Freshwater and talks with Chinelo Okparanta, author of Under the Udala Trees. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joseph Cassara presents The House of Impossible Duties. Books Are Magic 7:30 p.m., free.

Katherine Nouri Hughes presents The Mapmaker’s Daughter. McNally Jackson Soho, 7 p.m., free.

Clarissa Harwood launches Impossible Saints, Amanda Stauffer launches Match Made in Manhattan, and Elizabeth LaBan launches Not Perfect. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Brittney Cooper reads Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower and talks with Rebecca Traister. Greenlight Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/21: Mikkel Rosengaard presents The Invention of Ana and discusses the novel with Julie Buntin, author of Marlena. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Leslie Cohen presents This Love Story Will Self-Destruct. BookCulture 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Idov and Julia Ioffe discuss Dressed up for a Riot. McNally Jackson Soho, 7 p.m., free.

Cheston Knapp talks about Up Up, Down Down with Joshua Ferris. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/22: Amy Meng presents Bridled. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Elif Batuman talks with New Yorker editor Carla Blumenkranz about The Idiot. Little City Books, Hoboken, 7 p.m., free.

Chris Hughes presents Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Andy Christie, Gastor Almonte, and Catie Lazarus join the Sideshow Goshko. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Airea D. Matthews, Emily Skillings, and Bianca Stone read poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Adepeju, Meher Manda, Jessica Espinoza, Justin Vibbert, and Basia Winograd, with host Marianna Nash, join the Boundless Tales series. The Local NYC (LIC), 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/23: Yasha Levine presents Surveillance Valley. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Lynn Melnick, Natalie Eilbert, and Shane McCrae join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. 100 Bogart, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leland Cheuk and Tracy O’Neill join the Rally Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Paco Márquez, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Ines Pujos, and David Moscovich are a Party of Four, a poetry and fiction reading. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi presents Call Me Zebra. Books Are Magic, 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 →