Notable NYC: 1/7–1/13


Saturday 1/7: Greenlight Bookstore celebrates the grand opening of the store’s second location in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. 632 Flatbush Avenue, 7:30 p.m., free.

Camonghne Felix and José Olivarez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 1/8: Nancy Hightower, Sarah Perry, Jeremy Freedman, and Linda Harris Dolan join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 1/9: Adam Haslett, Mary Miller, Rion Amilcar Scott, Uzodinma Okehi, and Rebecca Keith join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Tony Fletcher discusses In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett with Jonathan Gould. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sulome Anderson presents The Hostage’s Daughter. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 1/10: Kris D’Agostino presents the family novel The Antiques. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Mary Miller and Marcy Dermansky read from their latest work. KGB Bar, 7 p.m. free.

Lucinda Rosenfeld discusses her novel Class, a satire of rich people going to school. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Robin M. Boylorn, Brittney C. Cooper, and Susana M. Morris and moderator Jamilah Lemieux discuss The Crunk Feminist Collection. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Scott Cheshire, Matt Gallagher, and Helen Phillips join the LIC Reading Series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Jennifer Kronovet and Joshua Bennett join the Poetry Society of America for a reading of their latest work. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free

Wednesday 1/11: Mary Miller presents Always Hapy Hour, along with a discussion of the story collection with Helen Ellis, author of American Housewife. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free

Thursday 1/12: Roxane Gay discusses her new story collection Difficult Women. 92Y, 7:30 p.m., Sold Out.

J.G. Ballard discusses The Drought, a dystopian novel. WORD Jersey City, 6 p.m., free.

Kim Yaged, Ziwe Fumudoh, Andrew Blossom, Evan Rehill, and Rosa Escandon join the Funny Sex Sad reading series for the traditional paper anniversary. Molasses Books, 8 p.m., free.

Glen David Gold, Mar Cólon-Margolies, Brad Wetherell, Mallory Imler Powell, and Andrew Mangan celebrate the winter issue of ZYZZYVA. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joel Whitney of Guernica discusses Finks: How the CIA Tricked the Wold’s Best Writers with James Risen. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Collins, Jeff King, Bruna Dantas Lobato, and Stephen Langlois with host Aida Zilelian join the Boundless Tales series for the launch of the 2017 season. The Local, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/13: Alejandro Crawford, Mónica de la Torre, Shiv Kotecha, and Stacy Szymaszek read poetry for exhibition “You can tell I’m alive and well because I weep continuously,” featuring David Court, Erin Diebboll, David Horvitz, Anouk Kruithof, Amanda Turner Pohan, and Steven Zultanski, curated by Alison Burstein. Knockdown Center, 6 p.m., free.


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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 More from this author →