Notable NYC: 2/2–2/8

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Saturday 2/2: Chia-Lun Chang and Lonely Christopher join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, $4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 2/4: Shomari Wills presents Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Survived Slavery and Became Millionaires, and talks with Samuel Freedman. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel join the Poetry Project reading series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Lynne Tillman talks with Lucy Ives about American Genius, A Comedy. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/5: Donika Kelly, José Olivarez, Morgan Parker, and Sam Ross join host Angel Nafis for the Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mary Adkins presents When You Read This. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Eva Hagberg Fisher talks with Rakesh Satyal about How to Be Loved. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Sophronia Scott, Jill Kargman, Lee Woodruff, and Lindsey Mead present On Being 40(ish). WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Andrew Durbin and Masha Tupitsyn join the Codex reading series. Codex, 7 p.m., free.

Marlon James talks with Jacqueline Woodson about Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/6: Jill Santopolo presents More Than Words. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Cat Fitzpatrick, Sophia Shalmiyev, and Michelle Tea join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Peter Mendelsund presents Same Same and talks with Leanne Shapton. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mary Adkins presents When You Read This. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Gerard Malanga presents Cool & Other Poems. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/7: Julie Buntin, Onnesha Roychoudhuri, and Sarina Prebasi join the Rally Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Emmalea Russo and Dawn Lundy Martin celebrate books from Futurepoem. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lisa Gornick presents The Peacock Feast, in conversation with Joan Silber. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Adkins talks with Kate Tellers about When You Read This. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chris Cander presents The Weight of a Piano. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/8: Catherine Barnett, Monica Ferrell, Jennifer Franklin, Donika Kelly, Sophie Klahr, and Tyler Mills join host Leah Umansky for the Couplet reading series. KGB Red Room , 6 p.m., two-drink minimum.

Sigrid Nunez presents The Friend. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Helena Dead and Aiden Farrell host Poet’s Night Vol 3. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 8 p.m., free.

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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 →