Notable NYC: 2/9–2/15

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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 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 →