Notable NYC: 2/3–2/9

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Saturday 2/3: Lucas de Lima and Scraaatch join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/4: Neel Mukherjee talks with Hanya Yanagihara about A State of Freedom. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Bonnie Chau, Liza St. James, Nell Schwed, and Pia Padukone join the Sunday Night Fiction series along with Art Farm Nebraska. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 2/5: Richard Lawson presents All We Can Do Is Wait. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel Lyon launches her debut novel Self-Portrait with Boy. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Bliss Broyard, Anna Dunn, Philip Gourevitch, Elinor Lipman, Eric Orner, and host Jonathan Santlofer discuss It Occurs to Me that I am America: New Stories and Art. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/6: Kayleen Schaefer talks with Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo about Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Adrian Tomine and Jason Zinoman discuss Killing and Dying. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

George Saunders and Dana Spiotta launch a new literary reading series, Murmrr Lit. Murmrr Theater, 6:30 p.m., $20.

Arvin Ahmadi and Adam Silvera discuss Down and Across. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tim Kreider talks with Meghan Daum about I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joanne Serling presents Good Neighbors with Pamela Erens. BookCulture Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Kristin Hannah presents The Great Alone. B&N Union Square, 6 p.m., book purchase.

Wednesday 2/7: Paul Auster presents 4 3 2 1. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Zadie Smith talks with Wesley Morris. St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, 7 p.m., free.

John Darnielle presents Universal Harvester. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Karley Sciortino launches Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Tim Kreider presents I Wrote This Book Because I Love You. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/8: Tayari Jones launches An American Marriage. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jamie Quatro, Taylor Larsen, Rachel Lyon, Kate Tuttle, Min Jin Lee, and host Michele Filgate join the Red Ink series. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Lisa Halliday and Ira Silverberg discuss Asymmetry. McNally Jackson SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Danielle Lazarin talks with Celeste Ng about Back Talk. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 2/9: Sarah Schulman presents Conflict Is Not Abuse. Spoonbill & Sugartown Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →