Wednesday, February 4, 7pm, East Village: Liars’ League NYC was just in Time Out magazine’s list best reading series in NYC. Writers submit their stories related to the theme and actors perform selected work. This session’s theme: ENTRANCES & EXITS! A friend of mine submitted his work and had it performed a while ago. Looking forward to seeing this one day. (Free, KGB Bar, 85 East 4th, 4th and 2nd)
Friday, February 6, 7pm, Fort Greene: The Brooklyn Poets Reading Series was also on that Time Out list. Wendy Xu, Jessica Greenbaum, and Tom Sleigh read. (Free, BRIC House, 647 Fulton St, Fulton and Rockwell)
Friday, February 6, 7pm, Cobble Hill: Book Court welcomes the Brooklyn Writers Space for a reading series each month for it’s members to present their work. Mallory Kasdan, Rachel Heiman, Matt Matros, Jamie Berk read. (Free, Book Court, 163 Court St, Court between Pacific and Dean)
Saturday, February 7, 8pm, Beacon Theatre: I’ve been aching to see Jason Isbell live since the first time I saw him at the standing room only Rock and Roll Hotel in NE DC years ago. He is one of my favorite lyricists and his words coupled with his guitar and voice create an intelligently broody experience that is unforgettable. His show in DC tomorrow (Feb 4) is at a very different venue: the Lincoln Theatre – and it’s 1,225 seats are sold out. I think there is one ticket left at the Beacon Theatre (capacity 2,894).
Monday, February 9, 8pm, Cobble Hill: In October, I read poetry and listened to other poets at the Brooklyn Poets Yawp. The Yawp is an open mic where you can hear a range of new pieces and works in progress. It’s also a great way to gauge your work with an audience. They offer a poetry workshop at 7pm, just before the open mic at 8. ($5, 61 Local, 61 Bergen St, Bergen and Smith)