Notable NYC: 1/14–1/20


Saturday 1/14: Carol Becker, Luisa Greenfield, Akil Kirlew, Caroline Koebel, Mark Roth, Morgan O’Hara, and Rachel Stevens celebrate the release of the latest issue of ELSE Journal. Powerhouse, 6 p.m., free.

Carrie Bennett, Aimee Harrison, Marco Maisto, Kevin Mclellan, and Travis A. Sharp read with Small Portions. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Norman Fischer and Sue Landers join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 1/16: Dale Peck, A.M. Homes, Lev Grossman, and Emily Gould discuss Rosset: My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 1/17: Geoffrey Cobb presents The King of Greenpoint, a history of the neighborhood’s most famous character. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Pitoniak presents The Futures. B&N 86th Street, 7 p.m., free.

Wren Hanks, Cynthia Manick, Ben Lasman, and Ryan Teitman join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Sycamore Brooklyn, 8 p.m., free.

Gay Talese presents High Notes. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.

Dove Kent, Brad Lander, and Linda Sarsour talk with Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians about What We Do Now and standing up for values in Trump’s America. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Zadie Smith reads Swing Time. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

William Egginton, Edith Grossman, Alvaro Enrigue, and Natasha Wimmer discuss Cervantes. Instituto Cervantes, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/18: Nicole Dennis-Benn, Cathy Park Hong, Alex Mar, and Idra Novey discuss writing against the patriarchy. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Karen Joy Fowler, Thalia Field, Julie Carr, Miranda Mellis, Laura Mullen, and Jim Shepard join Solid Objects press for a benefit event for Nonhuman Rights Project and the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Kitchen, 7 p.m., pay what you wish.

Thursday 1/19: Robyn Spencer discusses The History of the Black Panther Movement. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Dennis Johnson, John R. MacArthur, and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum discusses What We Do Now. Book Culture, 7 p.m., free.

Mark Sundeen discusses The Unsettlers with Leslie Jamison. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Sam Allingham discusses story collection The Great American Song Book with Sarah Gerard. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Matt Taibbi discusses Insane Clown President. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Natalya Sukhonos, Brendan Walsh, Bill Christophersen, Anton Yakovlev, and Jennifer Faylor celebrated books from Aldrich Press. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Gay Talese again reads High Notes. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Leland Cheuk, D. Foy, and Leopoldine Core join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 1/20: Ali Power, Jono Tosch, and Chris Cheney read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 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 →