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'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 →