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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →