Notable NYC: 1/4–1/10


Sunday 1/5: Suzanne Dottino, Suzanne McConnell, and Larry Shainberg read their work. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/7: Dianna Sapp, Marcia Lloyd, Bernie Jones, Bob Marvin, Caroline Holden, Wini Murdaugh, and Liz Oliver launch Voices of Leffers: Volume 2, No. 2. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Jill Richards, and Katherine Hill are in conversation with Maddie Gressel about Elena Ferrante’s writing, and will read from Ferrante’s work. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Peggy Orenstein talks with Michael Ian Black about Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Liz Moore and Abbe Wright discuss Long Bright River. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Kiley Reid talks with Emma Straub about Such a Fun Age. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/8: Ann Napolitano talks with Helen Ellis and Hannah Tinti about Dear Edward. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/9: Rachel Friedman presents And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Holly Whitaker talks with Abbe Wright about Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Courtney Maum launches Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book with Monica Odom, Jenn Baker, and others. Maum collects advice from a variety of contemporary writers on handling everything from finding an agent to planning a book tour. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/10: Philip Schultz reads poetry. Berl’s Poetry, 7 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 →