Notable NYC: 2/15–2/21


Saturday 2/15: Robin Ha presents Almost American Girl. WORD – Brooklyn, 6 p.m., $5.

Rio Cortez and Jimena Lucero join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Jim Feast, Bonny Finberg, Yuko Otomo, Eve Packer, Matthew Hupert, Susan Weiman, Dorothy Friedman August, and many others join the Boog City Festival. Unnameable Books, 8 p.m., $5.

Monday 2/17: Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Gregory Pardlo discuss Living Weapon. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Bonnaffons talks with Rachel Lyon about The Regrets. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/18: Alexis Schaitkin presents Saint X and talks with Greg Jackson. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Caleb Crain, Naomi Fry, Ben Ratliff, and Eric Banks discuss Critical Futures 1: Criticism after Social Media. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Valery Oisteanu and Lynn Sachs read from Lighter Than Air: Vispo Collages and Year by Year. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Lee Matalone presents Home Making. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jessica Ingram presents Road Through Midnight with Deborah Willis. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $15.

R. Eric Thomas talks with Michelle Collins about Here for It. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/19: Solange Azor, Pune Dracker, Nancy Hightower, and Mickie Meinhardt join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Charlotte Alter presents The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America and talks with Jazmine Hughes. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tola Rotimi Abraham presents Black Sunday with Tracy O’Neill. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Marjan Kamali presents The Stationary Shop with Mary Beth Keane. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Amina Cain and Patty Yumi Cottrell discuss Indelicacy. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/20: Abby Sher discusses Miss You Love You Hate You Bye with Gabra Zackman. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Roberto Carlos Garcia, Shira Erlichman, and Patricia Smith join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. Dweck Center – Brooklyn Public Library, 7 p.m., free.

Jessica Francis Kane, Marcy Dermansky, and C.J. Hauser join the Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7 p.m., free.

Sara Nicholson, Dan Poppick, Yves B. Golden, and M. Elizabeth Scott join Cixous72 for a night of poetry. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Amber Sparks talks with Kate Zambreno about And I Do Not Forgive You. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Jenn Shapland presents My Autobiography of Carson McCullers with Cyrus Grace Dunham. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Friday 2/21: Leslie Maslow, Julie Lichtblau, and Anna Kastnelson join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Valerie Hsiung presents You & Me Forever. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Dobby Gibson and Matthew Rohrer read poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 p.m., free.

Elaine Kahn, Coco Gordon Moore, and Bridget Talone join the Poetry Project reading series. The Poetry Project 8 p.m., $8.


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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 →