Notable NYC: 1/24–1/30

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Saturday 1/24: Barbara Elovic reads Other People’s Stories, poems. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Sophie Seita and Ron Silliman join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Maxwell Donnewald, Jacob Kaplan, Bill Kemmler, Sam Regal, and Stephen Lloyd launch Sporadicus. Mellow Pages, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 1/25: Shelly Oria and Lee Matthew Goldberg join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 1/26: Sarah Gerard reads Binary Star. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/27: Katie Coyle, Julie Buntin, and Ashley C. Ford celebrate Coyle’s debut novel Vivian Apple at the End of the World. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Sternbergh reads Near Enemy, follow up to Shovel Ready, with Emily Nussbaum, A.O. Scott, and Megan Abbot. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

David Shields and Richard Nash have an argument and discuss I Think You’re Totally Wrong. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Cynthia Manick, Marc Jaffee, Erica Ehrenberg, and Christopher Swetala celebrate the Saint Ann’s Review. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/28: Colm Toibin reads his new novel Nora Webster. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Diamond, Jazmine Hughes, Anne Helen Petersen, Jia Tolentino, and Josh Michtom celebrate The Billfold. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Megan Falley, Gregory Pardlo, Tommy Pico, and Jose Olivarez join the Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Wurtzel and David Samuels discuss Wurtzel’s new book, Creatocracy!. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Lindsay Goldwert, Lee Matthew Goldberg, and Thaddeus Rutkowski join the Guerrilla Lit series. Jimmy’s No. 43, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/29: Dani Shapiro, Ben Greenman, Daniel Tovrov, John Freeman, Paul Beatty, and Kathleen Alcott celebrate the latest issue of ZYZZYVA. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Andy Christie, Catie Lazarus, and Martin Dockery join host Leslie Goshko for the 6th Anniversary of the Sideshow Goshko Storytelling series. Trivia and wine giveaway, too. Congratulations on the milestone! KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Ishmael Beah reads Radiance of Tomorrow. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 1/30: Jan Clausen presents her new book Veiled Spill: A Sequence. WORD Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →