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'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 →