Notable NYC: 1/17–1/23

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Saturday 1/17: Tom Trudgeon and Wayne Koestenbaum join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 1/18: Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald will discuss The Real Cost of Fracking. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/20: Robert Repino discusses his debut novel Morte with Ryan Britt. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Carey and Hari Kunzru discuss their works. Carey’s Amnesia mixes politics and hackers. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/21: Richard McGuire talks wtih Leanna Shapton about Here, the story of the corner of a room. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Chang-Rae Lee reads On Such a Full Sea about a dystopian future. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mark Greif and A.O. Scott discuss The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933 – 1973. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Scott Timberg and Elizabeth Wurtzel discuss Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class. McNally Jackson, 8 p.m., free.

Kevin Morris and Ophira Eisenberg discuss White Man’s Problems, Morris’s new collection of short stories. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 1/22: Dimitry Elias Léger launches God Loves Haiti with Francisco Goldman. The novel explores the terrors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Matthew Daddona, George Michelsen Foy, Brandon Judell, Arthur Kell, Quintan Ana Wikswo, Dolan Morgan, and Carletta Joy Walker join FlashPOINT. Le Poisson Rouge, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Wisniewski reads Watch Me Go, a novel meditative about murder, joined by Heidi Pitlor. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Greer Macallister reads The Magician’s Lie, a novel about a famous female illusionist, along with conversation with Ariel Lawhon. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/23: Asif Mandvi reads No Man’s Land, an exploration of his life and family, with Ayad Akhtar. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. 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 →