Notable NYC: 1/23–1/29

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Saturday 1/23: Kristina Bicher, Claudia Cortese, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Sharon Mesmer join Couplet, a quarterly reading series. The Delancey, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Fitterman reads from his latest collection along with Brian Droltcour at the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 1/24: Matt Marinovich and Gregory Rossi join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Doten, Gina Apostol, Naheed Elyasi, Belinda McKeon, Sahar Muradi, and Zohra Saed join the Sunday Salon series. Jimmys No. 43, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 1/25: Teju Cole and Patty Crane discuss Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer’s Bright Scythe. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tracey Rose, Isabelle FitzGerald, Andrés Cruciani, and Max Rivlin-Nadler join the Sackett Street Writers Workshop reading series. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Eric Amlong and Niina Pollari read works from Birds, LLC. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Tuesday 1/26: Will Chancellor, Madeline Stevens, Yahdon Israel, and Jesse Kohn are the inaugural readers for Manhattanville Reading Series. The new series is from Franklin Park Reading Series veteran Penina Roth and focuses on emerging writers. Manhattanville Coffee, 7:30 p.m., free.

Charlie Jane Anders reads from The Birds in the Sky, her debut novel. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Brett Fletcher Lauer reads Fake_missed_connections. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Gordon McAlpine and Joseph Goodrich discuss Woman with a Blue Pencil, McAlpine’s new novel about an editor. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/27: Garth Greenwell talks with Hilton Als about What Belongs to You. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

JP Howard, Javier Zamora, Hafizah Geter, and Michael Bazzett read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Rachel Cantor launches Good on Paper with Hannah Tinti. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joshua Furst and Bryan VanDyke celebrate Dutch Kills Press. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/28: Rachel Cantor presents Good on Paper along with Susan Bernofsky. Book Culture, 7 p.m., free.

James Hannaham and Sigal Samuel join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jeff W. Bens, Alex Hampshire, Samuel Clare Knights, Marco Lean, Joe Milutis, Maya Catherine Popa, Ariana Reines, Laurie Stone, and more celebrate Issue 31 of Fence. 192 Books, 6 p.m., free.

Ann Morgan presents Beside Myself. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Michael M. Thomas launches Fixers, a political thriller. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Alison Kinney, Lydia Pyne, and Kim Adrian celebrate the Atlantic‘s Object Lessons series. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Hanya Yanagihara and Isaac Fitzgerald discuss A Little Life. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $17.

Newtown Literary launches Issue 7. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Yesenia Montilla, Rickey Laurentiis, Mahogany L. Browne, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Martin Amis talks with Darin Strauss. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Say Yes and Mental Marginalia get together for a night of poetry and art. Pen and Brush, 8 p.m., free.

Friday 1/29: Anthony Schneider reads Repercussions. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.

Che Gossett and Steffani Jemison join The Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

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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 →