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.
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.
Gay Talese presents High Notes. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 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.
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.
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.
Friday 1/20: Ali Power, Jono Tosch, and Chris Cheney read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p..m, free.
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