Notable NYC: 1/10–1/16

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Saturday 1/10: Aaron Winslow and Samuel Delany join the Segue Series. Winslow’s post-apocalyptic novel Jobs of the Great Misery is forthcoming in 2015. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Matt Nelson turns 28. Mellow Pages Library, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 1/12: Phil Klay, Sara Lippmann, Kevin Fortuna, Morgan Parker, and Malerie Willens join the Franklin Park Reading Series for a night of short fiction. Klay’s collection of war stories, Redeployment, won the 2015 National Book Award for fiction. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Chang-rae Lee reads from On Such a Full Sea to celebrate the launch of the paperback edition. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Anya Kamenetz talks about The Test, a look at the Common Core State Standards. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/13: Alexandra Kleeman, Allie Werner, Rumaan Alam, and Marianne McKey join The Disagreement series for the theme Heads in the Sand. Hi-Fi Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Brian Costello and Kim Church read from their indie press published books. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Menna van Praag reads from The Dress Shop of Dreams. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Miranda July launches First Bad Man. B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., in-store book purchase recommended.

Stewart O’Nan reads West of Sunset, a novel about three years of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/14: Paul Muldoon reads from a new collection of poems, One Thousand Things Worth Knowing. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Sternbergh reads Near Enemy, the follow up novel to his Shovel Ready debut about a trashman turned hitman in a dirty bombed New York City. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/15: Mark Richardson, Meredith Graves, Hazel Cills, and Estelle Tang celebrate the latest issue of The Pitchfork Review. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Caroline Moss and Michelle Markowitz host the second installment of Hey Ladies LIVE! Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Gerard launches Binary Star with Kate Zambreno. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jonny Steinberg and Dinaw Mengestu talk about A Man of Good Hope, Steinberg’s story of an eight-year-old during the Somali civil war. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Karen Bender reads Refund, a collection of short stories. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →