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'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 →