Notable NYC: 1/26–2/1


Saturday 1/26: Mary Boo Anderson, Hratch Arbach, James Cañón, Mina Hamedi, Naomi Falk, Jason Koo, and Kate Olsson join the Unpublishable reading series. Powerhouse Arena, 7:00 p.m., free.

Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah and Pamela Sneed join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 1/28: Garrad Conley, Krys Malcolm Belc, Eric Cardwell, Hannah Rego, join the Pigeon Pages Reading Series, hosted by Alisson Wood. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Emmy Laybourne presents Ransacker. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Francisco Márquez and Aldrin Valdez join the Poetry Project series. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Daisy Johnson talks with Lauren Groff about Everything Under. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/29: Tessa Hadley presents Late in the Day and talks with Kate Walbert. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Daisy Johnson presents Everything Under. The Strand, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Peternelle Van Arsdale and Bonnie Pipkin talk about The Cold Is in Her Bones. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Amy Ewing presents The Cerulean. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Ethan James Kaplan presents When a White Horse Is Not a Horse. Book Culture – LIC, 7 p.m., free.

Dana Czapnik talks with Salman Rushdie about The Falconer. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/30: Andrea Long Chu and Roberto Montes join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Leslie Jamison talks with Meghan O’Rourke about The Recovering. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wil Medearis presents Restoration Heights with John Glynn. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Benjamin Markovits presents A Weekend in New York and talks with Maxwell Neely-Cohen. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Jordanna Max Brodsky presents The Wolf in the Whale. B&N 82nd Street, 7 p.m., free.

Hala Alyan, Safia Elhillo, and Sham-e-Ali Nayeem celebrate Alyan’s new poetry collection, The Twenty-Ninth Year. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/31: Andrés Cerpa presents Bicycle in a Ransacked City with Cortney Lamar Charleston and Patricia Smith. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Dana Czapnik presents The Falconer and discusses it with Kaitlyn Greenidge. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Laura Cogan, Oscar Villalon, Maggie Millner, Jessica Frances Kane, Ben Lasman, E.K. Ota, E.C. Osondu, and emcee Isaac Fitzgerald celebrate the latest issue of ZYZZYVA. BookCulture – Columbus, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/1: Ben Bush and Charlotte Crowe celebrate Small Countries in Big Literatures. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

Aaron Coleman, Cynthia Cruz, Yona Harvey, and Kevin Prufer celebrate Four Way Books. NYU Creative Writing House, 5 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 →