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It’s another busy week for book lovers in New York City! Brave the frigid temperatures and endless snow and ice to warm up at some of these amazing literary events.

This week offers a panel of brilliant women discussing all things geeky at Housing Works, a reading by National Book Award winner Phil Klay at WORD, several celebrations for debut authors, and another installment of Pete’s Reading Series. Best of all: every event featured this week is totally free.

 

Monday, February 23, 2015

 

Geeky Feminism at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

126 Crosby Street

New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Celebrate Geek Week at Housing Works by listening to Nora Jemisin, Diana Pho, Emily Asher-Perrin, Alena Graedon, Jenn Northington, and Cici James discuss feminism and its relationship to geek culture. Amanda Hess will moderate the conversation.

FREE

 

John Boyne at McNally Jackson

52 Prince Street

New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

John Boyne’s newest novel, A History of Loneliness, focuses on issues of power and religion in 1970s Ireland. Colm Toibin will join him in conversation.

FREE

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

 

Phil Klay at WORD Brooklyn

26 Franklin Street

Brooklyn, NY 11222

7:00pm

Come out to celebrate the paperback release of National Book Award winner Phil Klay’s collection of short stories, Redeployment. Maxwell Neely-Cohen will join him in conversation.

FREE

 

Mary Pilon at Housing Works Bookstore Café

126 Crosby Street

New York, NY 10012

6:30pm

Celebrate the release of The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game by Mary Pilon. Come on out for food and drinks, and be prepared to claim your favorite game piece for a few rounds of Monopoly.

FREE

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mark Doten at Greenlight Bookstore

686 Fulton Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217

7:30pm

Join Mark Doten to celebrate the release of his debut novel, The Infernal. He will be in conversation with Justin Taylor.

FREE

 

Jynne Dilling Martin at BookCourt

163 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Bring your favorite animal shaped cookies over to BookCourt to celebrate the release of Jynne Dilling Martin’s debut poetry collection, We Mammals in Hospitable Times.

FREE

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

 

Elisa Albert at Housing Works Bookstore Café

126 Crosby Street

New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Elisa Albert will be joined by many (Paula Bomer, Chloe Caldwell, Emily Gould, Molly Jong-Fast, Amy Sohn, Anya Ulinich, Rebecca Wolff, and Maris Kreizman) to celebrate the release of her new novel, After Birth.

FREE

 

Pete’s Reading Series

709 Lorimer Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

7:30pm

Pete’s Reading Series is one of the most beloved in New York City. This evening features Shelly Oria and Saeed Jones.

FREE

 

Friday, February 27, 2015

 

Gayle Forman at Housing Works Bookstore Café

126 Crosby Street

New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Celebrate the launch of Gayle Forman’s newest novel, I Was Here. She will be joined in conversation by E. Lockhart and Libba Bray. Maria Russo will moderate the discussion.

FREE

 

Charles Baxter at BookCourt

163 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Charles Baxter will be at BookCourt to discuss his new story collection, There’s Something I Want You to Do. Martha Southgate will join him in conversation.

FREE


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Jennifer Morell

Jennifer Ray Morell is a teacher and writer from Queens, New York. Her work has appeared in Slate, Tin House, Trop, Newtown Literary, and Underwater New York. Follow her on twitter at @heyjenray or at jenraymorell.com.