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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →