Notable NYC: 1/5–1/11


Monday 1/7: Tess Brown-Lavoie presents Lite Year. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/8: Doug Bock Clark and Leslie Jamison discuss The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Vanishing Way of Life. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Natalya Sukhonos, Asiya Wadud, and Benjamin Gantcher celebrate the latest issue of Saint Ann’s Review. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Jeremy Smith presents Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien.” Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Malala Yousafzai and Rukmini Callimachi discuss We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugees Around the World. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $20.

Jenn Doll, Jaclyn Gilbert, and Crystal Hana Kim join the LIC Reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free

Wednesday 1/9: Chigozie Obioma presents An Orchestra of Minorities and talks with Nicole Dennis-Benn. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jess Henderson, Aurvi Sharma, Erika Meitner, Laura Eve Engel, and Sonya Huber join the Same Page Reading series. Red Room at KGB, 7 p.m., two drinks.

Matthew Mottel and Edwin Torres join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 1/10: Blythe Roberson presents How to Date Men When You Hate Men with Phoebe Robinson. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Ariosto presents This Is Cuba. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Lili Anolik and Jia Tolentino discuss Hollywood’s Eve. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Gina Apostol discuss White Dancing Elephants. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Lili Kobielski presents I Refuse for the Devil to Take My Soul: Inside Cook County Jail. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Philippe and Ibi Zoboi discuss The Field Guide to the North American Teenager. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30, $5.

Laura Eve Engel and Nick Flynn celebrate Engel’s debut collection, Things That Go. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/11: Laura Sims presents Looker. Books Are Magic, 7:30 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 →