Notable NYC: 1/20–1/26

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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 Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →