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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →