Notable NYC: 2/1–2/7


Saturday 2/1: Emily Brandt celebrates the launch of Falsehood with Alex Cuff, t’ai freedom ford, Nicole Lanzillotto, Cynthia Manick, and Leila Ortiz. Reclamation, 4 p.m., free with RSVP.

Chet’la Sebree, Amish Trivedi, Luma Khabbaz, E.G. Asher, and Shayla Lawson read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Cynthia Carr and Theodore (Ted) Kerr join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/2: Robert J. Seidman discusses “Domesticating Ulysses: The Novel’s Surprising Economy.” McNally Jackson – SoHo, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 2/3: Matt Kapp and Todd Fine discuss A Century Downtown: A Visual History of Lower Manhattan . McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Alexis Coe discusses You Never Forget Your First with Aminatou Sow. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/4: Lee Ann Brown, Katy Bohinc, and Lynne Sachs celebrate Tender Buttons Press. Grenelight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Paul Vidich and Kevin Larimer discuss The Coldest Warrior. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Alexander Weinstein presents Universal Love with David B. Gerrard. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

André Aciman presents Find Me. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Amy Feltman talks with Jordan Kisner about Willa & Hesper. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Jill Santopolo presents More Than Words with Laura Harkin. B&N 82nd & Broadway, 7 p.m., free.

Rebecca Wolff and Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle read poetry. Codex, 7 p.m., free.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh talks with Lisa Lucas about Stop Telling Women to Smile: Stories of Street Harassment and How We’re Taking Back Our Power. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/5: Crissy Van Meter talks with Sarah Gerard about Creatures. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Bruce Holsinger presents The Gifted School with Joyce Szuflita. Community Store, 7 p.m., free.

Kim Chinquee, Laura Cronk, William Lessard, Brendan Lorber, Albert Mobilio, Rone Shavers, Terese Svoboda, Edwin Torres, Tony Trigilio, and Micah Zevin celebrate ten years of Big Other. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

John Sayles presents Yellow Earth. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Vivian Gornick presents Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Gish Jen and Marie Myung-Ok Lee discuss The Resisters. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/6: Nicole Chung, Mensah Demary, Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, Bix Gabriel, and Niina Pollari discuss A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Mike Fu and YZ Chin discuss Sanmao’s Stories of the Sahara. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tina Chang talks with Matt Brogan about poetry, co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Siddhartha Deb, Siobhan Adcock, and Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond join the Rally Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Bridgett M. Davis and Natalie Peart discuss The World According to Fannie Davis. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Laura De Nardis and John Battelle discuss “The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch.” McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Devanshi Khetarpal, Josephine Blair, Kyndal Thomas, and Lourdes Figueroa read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Andrea Bernstein, in conversation with Kai Wright and Michelle Goldberg, discusses American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power. Congregation Beth Elohim, 7 p.m., $7.

Gabriel Bump talks with Kaitlyn Greenidge about Everywhere You Don’t Belong. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Friday 2/7: Gary Indiana and A.S. Hamrah discuss Depraved Indifference. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Sperry Steinorth, Ryan Black, and Leah Falk read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Falkner and Shira Erlichman discuss The Willies. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Julie Bloch and Jennifer Firestone read poetry. Unnameable Books, 7 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 →