Notable NYC: 1/26–2/1

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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 Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →