Notable NYC: 2/9–2/15


Saturday 2/9: Carmen Giménez Smith and Hai Ziyad join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/10: Hillary Frank and Emily Flake presents Weird Parenting Wins. WORD – Brooklyn, 3:30 p.m., $5.

Brandon Sargent, Michaela Florio, Sarah Dohrmann, Linnie Greene, Annie Krabbenschmidt, and Kemara Night join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 2/11: Tommy Pico, Lauren Wilkinson, Maryse Meijer, T Kira Madden, and Eric Sasson join the Franklin Park Reading series. Franklin Park, 8 p. m., free.

Megan Griswold and Amanda Stern discuss The Book of Help. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jane LeCroy, Trevor Milton, Rachelle Parker, Omotara James, Nancy Hightower, and host JC Hopkins join Poetry 99. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/12: Ross Gay presents The Book of Delights: Essays, and talks with Patrick Rosal. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dana Czapnik, Maria Dahvana Headley, and Carley Moore join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Kim Rosenfield and Shiv Kotecha join the Poetry Time at Chateau Diana series. Codex, 7 p.m., free.

Laura Sims and Joanna Hershon discuss Looker. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Roger Mitchell and Elaine Sexton discuss Mitchell’s poetry collection, Reason’s Dream. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Maryse Meijer presents Rag. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p..m, free.

Hala Alyan, Carroll Bogert, L.A. Kaufman, and Keisha Sutton-James join the Sayes & Doers series. Maysles Documentary Center, 7 p.m., free.

Jill Santopolo talks with Tara Singh Carlson about More Than Words. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/13: Briallen Hopper presents Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions, with Leslie Jamison. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kaitlin Campbell, Ariel Francisco, Alexandra Tanner, Vanessa Willoughby, and Tania Pabón Acosta join the Same Page reading series. Red Room at KGB, 7 p.m., two drinks.

Charlie Jane Anders presents The City in the Middle of the Night. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Kwame Dawes presents Prophets. Poet’s House, 7 p.m., $10.

T.A. Stanley hosts Feral Voices: The Other Brooklyn Reading Series IV. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Dana Czapnik reads from The Falconer and talks with Colum McCann. BookCulture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

John Kenney presents Talk to Me and Love Poems for Married People. Powerhouse Arena, 6:30 p.m., free.

Denise Jarrott, Lisa Marie Basile, Joanna C. Valente, Erin Khar, Cooper Wilhelm, and Stephanie Valente join the At the Inkwell series with Luna Luna. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Mary Gordon and James Martin discuss On Thomas Merton. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elizabeth McCracken talks with Rumaan Alam about Bowlaway. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chloe Aridjis talks with Joshua Cohen about Sea Monsters. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Linn Ullmann presents Unquiet with John Freeman. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Camonghne Felix, Denice Frohman, and Porsha Olayiwola join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 2/14: Paul Harding celebrates the 10th anniversary of Tinkers with Elizabeth McCracken and Michele Filgate. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, Brooke Williams, Emily Rapp Black, Rachel Fleit, and Molly Rosen Guy celebrate an anti-Valentine’s Day party. Books Are Magic, 6:30 p.m., free.

Kristen R. Ghodsee and Sarah Jaffe discuss Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/15: Björn Halldórsson, Stephen Aubrey, and Lena Valencia join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Corey Ann Haydu talks with Alex Arnold about Eventown. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kyle Liang, Laura Eve Engel, and Edward Hirsch join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. 100 Bogart Street, 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 →