Notable NYC: 1/21–1/27


Saturday 1/21: Women’s March on New York City. Resist. On Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th St and 2nd Ave, 11 am, free.

Eléna River, Ryan Collerd, and Carol Snow discuss works of poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Mahogany L Browne, Purvi Shah, and Lauren Whitehead join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 1/22: Alan Bernheimer reads from his new translation of french classics, Lost Profiles. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Powell, Deborah Landau, and Kelle Groom read poetry from Ashinga Press. Cornelia Street Cafe, 6 p.m., $10.

Monday 1/23: Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton discuss Atlas Obscura, a book collecting the travel website’s most interesting oddities. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ottessa Moshfegh discusses her latest novel Homesick for Another World, with Michele Filgate. Greenlight Bookstore – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/24: J. Bradley, Laurie Stone, and Iris Smyles join the Cool as F*** Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Ottessa Moshfegh reads from Homesick for Another World. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Eve Peyser, Esther Wang, Rhea Rao, Charles Theonia, Diamond Sharp, Dianca London, Gabrielle Octavia Rucker, and Paco Salas Pérez join the city’s “cutest” series, Final Fantasy Reading Series. Friends and Lovers, 8 p.m., free.

Sana Krasikov launches The Patriots, her debut novel. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/25: J.Bradley reads The Adventures of Jesus Christ, Boy Detective, along with Tobias Carroll, Deidre Coyle, Joseph Riippi, and Joaana C. Valente. Pacific Standard, 7 p.m., free.

Elliot Ackerman and Lucas Wittman discuss Dark at the Crossing, Ackerman’s new novel about love on the Turkish border with Syria. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tiffany D. Jackson reads from Allegedly, a debut novel exploring the gray area of family and justice. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Jason Diamond discusses his memoir Searching for John Hughes with Kevin Smokler. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Jen Levitt, Sarah Wang, Paula Bomer, Rebecca Bates, and Kayla Rae Whitaker celebrate The Disagreement as the reading series turns four. HiFi Bar, 8 p.m., free.

Resist Film series presents Born In Flames. Unnameable Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tom Healy and Olena Jennings read poetry. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Alan Felsenthal and Matt Longabucco join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 1/26: Precious Okoyomon and Elaine Kahn have Poetry Time at the Chateau. 35 W 22nd Street, 6:30 p.m., free.

Jason Diamond, Chloe Caldwell, Morgan Jerkins, Danielle Henderson,  and Kat Kinsman read from their latest works as they celebrate memoir and nonfiction writing. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Zadie Smith reads from Swing Time. NYU Law School, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/27: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Ailish Hopper, Meghan Privitello, Camille Rankine, Terese Svoboda, and Ocean Vuong join the Couplet Series with host Leah Umansky. The Delancey, 7 p.m., free.

Angela Jackson and Quraysh Ali Lansana read poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 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 →