Notable NYC: 1/31–2/6

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Saturday 1/31: The TEAM reads Five Plays by the TEAM. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 2/2: Paul Fischer discusses A Kim Jong-Il Production, a look at North Korea’s propaganda machine. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/3: Rebecca Scherm discusses her debut novel Unbecoming about an art heist with Helen Petersen. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Kristin Hannah reads The Nightingale, about two French women. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Niven reads her debut young adult novel All the Bright Places. McNally Jackson, 6 p.m., free.

John Hooper and Alexander Stille discuss The Italians. McNally Jackson, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/4: The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show goes live in NYC! Readings by Stephen Elliott, David Roderick, Beth Bachmann, and Nick Flynn, followed by a high-speed literary conversation moderated by Elliott and Roderick. Cornelia Street Cafe, 6 p.m., $8.

Nick Hornby reads Funny Girl. B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., book purchase recommended.

Boris Fishman and Lev Golinkin read immigrant narratives. Fishman’s A Replacement Life follows a writer as he plans to orchestrate a defrauding of German reparations. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Cynthia Cruz and Reggie Harris read poetry. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Vica Miller, Shelly Oria, Kate Racculia, Rebecca Scherm, and Casey Walker celebrate the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. Scherm recently released debut novel Unbecoming about a California girl on the outskirts of Paris. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

C.D. Hermelin, Hannah Labovitch, Syreeta McFadden, Marina Petrova, and Emily Stowe join the HiFi Series. Hifi Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/5: Simon Doonan and Mickey Boardman discuss Doonan’s essay collection The Asylum. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Coffey reads The Business of Naming Things, a short story collection, along with Paul Harding, author of Enon and Tinkers. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.

Kelly Link reads Get In Trouble, a new short story collection. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Arthur Bradford reads from Turtle Face and Beyond, a story collection. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/6: Lee Kelly reads her newest book, City of Savages, a novel that imagines Manhattan as a POW camp. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Wendy Xu, Jessic Greenbaum, and Tom Sleigh join the Brooklyn Poets series. BRIC House, 7 p.m., free.


Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). 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 →