Notable NYC: 2/16–2/22

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Saturday 2/16: Holly Goldberg talks with Meg Wolitzer about To Night Owl from Dogfish. Books Are Magic, 2 p.m., free.

CAConrad and Jack Halberstam join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 2/18: Guy Hocquenghem presents The Amphitheater of the Dead along with Max Fox and Wayne Koestenbaum. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Esmé Weijun Wang discusses The Collected Schizophrenias with Lisa Ko. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Nancy Pop hosts the In Cold Read series. Spoonbill & Sugartown, 7 p.m., free.

Sándor Jászberényi and Sherine Tadros discuss The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Brenda Shaughnessy, Meghann Plunkett, and Willa Carroll join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Krystal Sital, Jeanna Kadlec, Danny Rafinejad, and Briallen Hopper join Narratively, The Rumpus, Guernica, Catapult, Tin House, Longreads, and Granta for the latest Memoir Monday, a monthly celebration of creative nonfiction. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/19: Lizzy Mason presents The Art of Losing and talks about the novel with Bustle editor Cristinia Arreola. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Victor LaValle presents A People’s Future of the United States with Victory Matsui. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Landmarks Preservation Commission considers whether the city should landmark The Strand bookstore. 1 Center Street, 9:30 a.m., free.

Esmé Weijun Wang talks with Alice Sola Kim about The Collected Schizophrenias. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/20: Tracy O’Neill, Alexandra Kleeman, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and Rachel Riederer join Guernica Live for The Personal Is Political. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Poets Dan Poppick and Steffi Drewes and essayists Briallen Hopper and Leslie James, join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Amit Chaudhuri and James Wood discuss Friend of My Youth. Center for Fiction – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Devi S. Laskar and Vanessa Mártir discuss The Atlas of Reds and Blues. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Dorianne Laux talks with Leila Chatti about Only As the Day Is Long. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Christopher Castellani talks with Emma Straub about Leading Men. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

The Cornelius Eady Trio and Leonard Schwartz join the Poetry Project reading series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman presents Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir, and talks with Michelle Legro. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/21: Eva Hagberg Fisher and Laura June join the Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Erin Hosier discusses her memoir, Don’t Let Me Down, with Tanya Marquardt. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

PEN Out Loud presents Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah talking with Isaac Fitzgerald about Friday Black. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tosh Berman presents Tosh along with Gillian McCain. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Pitchaya Sudbanthad presents Bangkok Wakes to Rain and talks with Ted Thompson. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Emmanuel Iduma, Chiké Frankie Edozien, and Sandra Uwiringiyimana discuss memoir and the interpretation of experience. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Valeria Luiselli talks with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts about Lost Children Archive. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 2/22: Valerie Hsiung and Sahar Muradi join the Poetry Project reading series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →