Notable NYC: 1/7–1/13

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Saturday 1/7: Greenlight Bookstore celebrates the grand opening of the store’s second location in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. 632 Flatbush Avenue, 7:30 p.m., free.

Camonghne Felix and José Olivarez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 1/8: Nancy Hightower, Sarah Perry, Jeremy Freedman, and Linda Harris Dolan join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 1/9: Adam Haslett, Mary Miller, Rion Amilcar Scott, Uzodinma Okehi, and Rebecca Keith join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Tony Fletcher discusses In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett with Jonathan Gould. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sulome Anderson presents The Hostage’s Daughter. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 1/10: Kris D’Agostino presents the family novel The Antiques. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Miller and Marcy Dermansky read from their latest work. KGB Bar, 7 p.m. free.

Lucinda Rosenfeld discusses her novel Class, a satire of rich people going to school. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Robin M. Boylorn, Brittney C. Cooper, and Susana M. Morris and moderator Jamilah Lemieux discuss The Crunk Feminist Collection. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Scott Cheshire, Matt Gallagher, and Helen Phillips join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Jennifer Kronovet and Joshua Bennett join the Poetry Society of America for a reading of their latest work. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free

Wednesday 1/11: Mary Miller presents Always Hapy Hour, along with a discussion of the story collection with Helen Ellis, author of American Housewife. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free

Thursday 1/12: Roxane Gay discusses her new story collection Difficult Women. 92Y, 7:30 p.m., Sold Out.

J.G. Ballard discusses The Drought, a dystopian novel. WORD Jersey City, 6 p.m., free.

Kim Yaged, Ziwe Fumudoh, Andrew Blossom, Evan Rehill, and Rosa Escandon join the Funny Sex Sad reading series for the traditional paper anniversary. Molasses Books, 8 p.m., free.

Glen David Gold, Mar Cólon-Margolies, Brad Wetherell, Mallory Imler Powell, and Andrew Mangan celebrate the winter issue of ZYZZYVA. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joel Whitney of Guernica discusses Finks: How the CIA Tricked the Wold’s Best Writers with James Risen. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Collins, Jeff King, Bruna Dantas Lobato, and Stephen Langlois with host Aida Zilelian join the Boundless Tales series for the launch of the 2017 season. The Local, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/13: Alejandro Crawford, Mónica de la Torre, Shiv Kotecha, and Stacy Szymaszek read poetry for exhibition “You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously,” featuring David Court, Erin Diebboll, David Horvitz, Anouk Kruithof, Amanda Turner Pohan, and Steven Zultanski, curated by Alison Burstein. Knockdown Center, 6 p.m., free.

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Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Interviews Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Joyland Magazine, The Billfold, Electric Cereal, Thought Catalog, and io9. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →