Notable NYC: 1/20–1/26


Saturday 1/20: Julia Bloch and Sawako Nakayasu join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 2/21: Stefan Merrill Block, Rachel Lyon, and Daniel Magariel join the Sunday Night Fiction Series. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Monday 1/22: Cheryl Pearl Sucher talks with Min Jin Lee about Pachinko. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Chloe Benjamin talks about The Immortalists with Julie Buntin. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Leni Zumas talks with Maris Kreizman about Red Clocks. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Tuesday 1/23: Thisbe Nissen presents Our Lady of the Prairie. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Emily Rapp Black, Alexandra Silber, Jamie Stelter, and Rachel Ward discuss Modern Loss and dealing with grief with the book’s coauthors, Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Alexandra Blogier presents The Last Girl on Earth. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Natalie Eilbert, Joseph Fasano, Gerry LaFemina, and Deborah Landau read in the red room. KGB Red Room, 7 p.m., 2 drinks.

Jonathan Lerner talks with Jeremy Varon about Swords in the Hands of Children. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Chandler Klang Smith talks with Gabe Hudson about The Sky Is Yours. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Mark Grarie, Hillary Adler, Jeremy Boyd, and Gabriela Garcia joins the Cool as F*** reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 6:30 p.m., free.

Abdou Ali, Thanu Yakupitiyage, Wren Hanks, Jess Rizkallah, Melissa Lozada-Olivia, and Medha Ghosh join the Final Fantasy reading series. Friends and Lovers, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/24: Naima Coster presents Halsey Street, a novel about a mother and daughter in rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Wendy Angulo, JoAnn DeLuna, and Briana Roldan join the New Voices reading series. Bluestockings, 7 p.m., free.

Sandra Allen discusses A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia with Meredith Talusan. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ana Simo discusses Heartland with Alisa Solomon. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Molly Caro May and Allison Yarrow discuss Body Full of Stars. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Amanda Stauffer presents Match Made in Manhattan, a novel, and talks about dating with Hannah Orenstein, Julie Bekker, Jamie Blynn, and Susan Swimmer. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 1/25: Dara Horn celebrates the launch of Eternal Life with Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot. Greenlight Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Joseph O. Legaspi, Diana Maria Delgado, and Nicole Callihan read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Alicia Eler and Svetlana Kitto discuss The Selfie Generation, a look the cultural changes resulting from shooting ourselves. Powerhouse Archway, 7 p.m., free.

Richard Boch presents The Mudd Club. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free.

Mike Wallace presents Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jen George, Hermione Hoby, and Matthew Lansburgh join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 1/26: Jenny Xie, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, and Marwa Helal present a night of Weirdd Poetry. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Richard Lloyd presents Everything Is Combustible. Little City Books, 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 →