Notable NYC: 1/19–1/25


Saturday 1/19: Kyle Dacuyan and Lara Mimosa Montes join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 1/20: George Kovalenko, Melissa Shaw, Sasha Fletcher, Amelia Gray, Christopher Gonzalez, and Bonnie Chau join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 1/21: Paul Lisicky, Nina St. Pierre, and Alcy Layva join host Lilly Dancyger for Memoir Monday, a monthly series from Narratively, Guernica, Catapult, Longreads, Granta, Tin House, and The Rumpus. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Christine Pride and Alexandra Levick join Paragraph for Pitch Wars. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

John Miller and Alex Kitnick discuss their new book, Reconstructing a Public Sphere. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/22: Youmna Chlala, T’ai Freedom Ford, Shiv Kotecha, and Zahra Patterson joins the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses for night of Emerging Writers. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sam Lipsyte talks with Keith Gessen about Hark. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

E.G. Scott presents The Woman Inside. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Lynda Cohen Loigman presents The Wartime Sisters. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/23: Katharine Smyth presents All the Lives We Ever Lived. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Stephanie Land presents Maid with Alissa Quart. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Victoria Loustalot talks with Ankur Thakkar about Future Perfect along with mini-readings from psychic Catherine River-Rain. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Lonely Christopher and Rachel Levitsky join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Kenning JP Garcia, Jeffrey Grunthaner, Iris Smyles, Mary Boo Anderson, and William Lessard read the best non-NYC writers. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/24: Emmalea Russo presents G with Anna Moschovakis. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Juliet Lapidos talks with Liesl Schillinger about Talent. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Kondwani Fidel talks with Yahdon Israel to celebrate Hummingbirds in the Trenches. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/25: Sandy Allen talks with Ashley C. Ford about A Kind of Miraculous Paradise. 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 →