Notable NYC: 1/12–1/18


Monday 1/14: Hannah Tinti, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Laura Adamczyk, Kem Joy Ukwu, and Matthew Daddona join the Franklin Park Reading series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Shy Watson, Cynthia Manick, Valerie Werder, Cat Tyc, Tenaya Nasser-Frederick, Stephanie Valente, Marie Hadij and host JC Hopkins join the Poetry 99 series. Spoonbill & Sugartown – Montrose Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Peter Shinkle talks with Bill Goldstein about Ike’s Mystery Man. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Kristen Roupenian and Haley Mlotek discuss You Know You Want This. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Sarah McColl presents the memoir Joy Enough and talks with Melissa Clark. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/15: Karen Thompson Walker presents The Dreamers with Emily St. John Mandel. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free

Thomas Kohnstamm talks with Maria Dahvana Headley about Lake City. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30, $5.

Dahr Jamail presents The End of Ice. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Sam Lipsyte presents Hark. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/16: Ivanna Baranova, Sarah Bridgins, Dane Mehta, and JT Price join the Ditmas Lit Reading Series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Juliet Fletcher, Sam Roos, Dean Temple, Lois Dilivio, and Ethan Mawyer join the Lyrics, Lit & Liquor reading series. 25 Avenue A, 7:30 p.m., free.

Zach Vertin and Carolyn Korman discuss A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World’s Newest State. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

John Fried discusses The Martin Chronicles. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Stephen Koch and Daniel Smith discuss Hitler’s Pawn. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Amy Gentry presents Last Woman Standing. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Dani Shapiro talks with Meg Wolitzer about Inheritance. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/17: Susan Kuklin presents We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults, co-hosted by Welcome to the Table. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wayétu Moore and Idra Novey join Pete’s Reading series. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Emily Farranto and Justin Marks host Xenoteheque Poetry Reading, a multi-language event. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Jennifer Gilmore and Gayle Forman discuss If Only. WORD – Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Kristen Roupenian talks with Rebecca Traister about You Know You Want This. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30 p.m., $30.

Sally Wen Mao presents Oculus with Tavi Gevinson. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/18: Mia X. Perez, Alexander Wilson, and Steven Mechlowicz Neal join the Brooklyn Writers Space reading series. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Andrés Cerpa and Nicole Sealy read poetry. Books Are Magic, 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 →