Notable NYC: 2/8–2/14


Saturday 2/8: Jordan Rothacker, Jimmy Cline, RV Branham, Michael Coffey, Ted Hamilton, Donna Seaman, Liz Fried, Marco Malvestio, Steven Ross, Bryan Santin, Madison Smartt Bell, Matthew Thompson, and Miles Liebtag celebrate William T. Vollman. Unnameable Books, 6 p.m., free.

Deborah Landau, Jenny Xie, Kristina Marie Darling, Jen Sperry Steinnorth, Joshua Bennett, and Julia Guez joins the Couplet reading series. KGB Red Room, 5 p.m., two drinks.

Wo Chan and Ama Codjoe join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/9: Juliana Huxtable and Anne Lesley Selcer read poetry. Berl’s Poetry, 7:30 p.m., free.

Adam Dalva, Grace Kearney, Melinda Wilson, David Puretz, Mathea Morais, and Emily Brandt join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 2/10: Amber Sparks, Rye Curtis, Nicolette Polek, Amanda Leduc, Marco Rafala, and Stacie Evans join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Dr. Kelly Nerf presents Sex Positive. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/11: Jenny Offill talks with Rumaan Alam about Weather. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Rye Curtis, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Safia Jama, and Stephanie Jimenez join the Long Island City reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Jose de Pierola, Dawn Raffel, and Richard Peabody join the Pen Parentis Lit Salon. LMHQ, 7 p.m., free with RSVP.

Kathleen Donohoe and Rachel Gilkey discuss Ghost of the Missing. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Kispert and David Ebershoff discuss I Know You Know Who I Am. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Stephanie Thornton Plymale presents American Daughter: A Memoir of Intergenerational Trauma, a Mother’s Dark Secrets, and a Daughter’s Quest for Redemption. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Monique Truong, Allison Markin Powell, and Tess Lewis discuss books in translation. BookCulture – 112th, 7 p.m., free.

Poupeh Missaghi and Adrian Shirk discuss trans(re)lating house one. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Katherine Rowland presents The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution and is in conversation with Lilly Dancyger. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/12: Tess Taylor, Linda Gordon, and Sarah Meiste discuss the life and photographs of Dorothea Lange. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Rochelle Weinstein talks with Zibby Owen about This Is Not How It Ends. Shakespeare & Co, 6:30 p.m., free.

Deborah Landau and Rachel Zucker join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

T. A. Stanley hosts the Feral Voices reading series. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Dr. Kelly Neff presents Sex Positive. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Stella Wong, Kay Ulanday Barrett, and Devon Figueroa read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Douglas Stuart and Cressida Leyshon discuss Shuggie Bain. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Kispert discusses I Know You Know Who I Am with Garrard Conley. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Jenny Offill presents Weather with Helen Phillips. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mitchell S. Jackson and Imani Perry join PEN America to discuss Survivor Math: Notes on an All-American Family. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 2/13: Lesle Lewis and Jon Woodward read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Emil Draitser celebrates the launch of Farewell, Mama Odessa. Shakespeare & Co, 6:30 p.m., free.

John Kenney and Emily Flake discuss Love Poems (for People with Children) in conversation with Emily Flake. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Monica Youn and Idra Novey celebrate the two-hundredth issue of The Yale Review. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Arthur Phillips presents The King At the Edge of the World. Powerhouse – Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Andrew Krivak and Salvatore Scibona discuss The Bear. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Margaret Kimberley presents Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Zoraida Córdova, Adriana Herrera, Maya Rodale, Andie J. Christopher, and Kate Clayborn celebrate Galantine’s Day. St. Vitus Bar, 7 p.m., $25.

Lidia Yuknavitch presents Verge with Amber Tamblyn. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 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 →