Notable NYC: 1/28–2/3


Sunday 1/29: Write to elected officials. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Robert Marshall, Clifford Chase, Alexander Chee, Lisa Cohen, and Matt Sharpe join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free.

Daniel José Older, Morgan Parker, Ashley C. Ford, Eve Ewing, Justin Smith, Hari Ziyad, and Tochi Onyebuchi celebrate the release of Beyond Ourselves, a fiction anthology. MoCADA, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 1/30: Chanelle Benz presents The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead, along with a conversation with Lucie Shelly, co-hosted with Electric Literature. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lara Vapnyar and Sarah Gerard celebrate Granta. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/31: Kayla Rae Whitaker presents The Animators. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Ishion Hutchinson discusses House of Lords and Commons with Teju Cole. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich discusses A House Full of Females, a look at plural marriages and early Mormonism. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Elliot Ackerman and Phil Klay discuss Love and War. Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/1: Elizabeth Greenwood, Syreeta McFadden, Anna Noyes, and Isaac Oliver join the HiFi Reading Series for the last HiFi reading ever. Congratulations to Ryan Britt and Lena Valencia for hosting for almost three years. HiFi, 7:30 p.m., free.

Danniel Schoonebeek talks with Sarah Gerard about Trebuchet, his new poetry collection dealing with politics. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Mike Scalise discusses memoir The Brand New Catastrophe with Alexandra KleemanCenter for Fiction, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Pitoniak reads The Futures. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/2: Scot Crawford, Michael Hampton, Jim Saah, Andy Rapoport, and Vol 1. Brooklyn Moderator Tobias Carroll discuss Spoke: Images and Stories from the 1980s Washington, DC Punk Scene. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.

Sari Wilson and Sam Allingham join Pete’s Reading Series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Anne Carson reads poetry. NYU Creative Writing House, 7 p.m., free.

Rob Spillman discusses All Tomorrow’s Parties with Leigh Newman. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 2/3: Joe Halstead launches West Virginia. Unnameable Books, 7:30 p.m., free.

Shane McCrae, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Monica Youn 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 →