Notable NYC: 1/5–1/11


Monday 1/7: Tess Brown-Lavoie presents Lite Year. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/8: Doug Bock Clark and Leslie Jamison discuss The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Vanishing Way of Life. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Natalya Sukhonos, Asiya Wadud, and Benjamin Gantcher celebrate the latest issue of Saint Ann’s Review. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Jeremy Smith presents Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien.” Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Malala Yousafzai and Rukmini Callimachi discuss We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugees Around the World. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $20.

Jenn Doll, Jaclyn Gilbert, and Crystal Hana Kim join the LIC Reading series. LIC Bar, 8 p.m., free

Wednesday 1/9: Chigozie Obioma presents An Orchestra of Minorities and talks with Nicole Dennis-Benn. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jess Henderson, Aurvi Sharma, Erika Meitner, Laura Eve Engel, and Sonya Huber join the Same Page Reading series. Red Room at KGB, 7 p.m., two drinks.

Matthew Mottel and Edwin Torres join the Poetry Project. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Thursday 1/10: Blythe Roberson presents How to Date Men When You Hate Men with Phoebe Robinson. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Ariosto presents This Is Cuba. Book Culture – Columbus Ave, 7 p.m., free.

Lili Anolik and Jia Tolentino discuss Hollywood’s Eve. Books Are Magic, 7:30 p.m., free.

Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Gina Apostol discuss White Dancing Elephants. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Lili Kobielski presents I Refuse for the Devil to Take My Soul: Inside Cook County Jail. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Ben Philippe and Ibi Zoboi discuss The Field Guide to the North American Teenager. WORD – Brooklyn, 7:30, $5.

Laura Eve Engel and Nick Flynn celebrate Engel’s debut collection, Things That Go. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/11: Laura Sims presents Looker. 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 →