Notable NYC: 1/11–1/17


Saturday 1/12: Jonathan Tel presents Scratching the Head of Chairman Mao with Roseann Lake. WORD – Brooklyn, 6 p.m., $5.

Hannah Bae, Abigail Beshkin, and Erica Schreiner join the Bloom Readers series. The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens, 5 p.m., $8 suggested.

Z Kennedy-Lopez, Veronica Ciastko, Gardiner Comfort, Q.M. Hall, and Abigail Kirby Conklin join the Dead Rabbits reading series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.

Monday 1/13: Carmen Maria Machado, Andre Perry, Donika Kelly, Hal Y. Zhang, and Stacie Evans join the Franklin Park Reading series. Franklin Park, 8 p.m., free.

Corinne Donly, Kristen Kosmas, Haruna Lee, and Kate Kremer read fro books published by 53rd Street Press. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Jill Eisenstadt, Megan Milks, Nadia Owusu, Jacob Rogers, Ryan Teitman, Jeanne Thornton, Leah Umansky, and Avra Wing celebrate the latest issue of Ep;phany magazine. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Miranda Popkey presents Topics of Conversation with Emily Gould. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/14: Nicolette Polek discusses Imaginary Museums with Christine Schutt, Precious Okoyomon, and Mary South. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7:30 p.m., free.

Jeffrey Colvin and Patrik Henry Bass discuss black narratives of free black communities and Colvin’s Africaville in the Author/Editor series. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

Anna Wiener and Molly Fischer discuss Uncanny Valley. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Ani Katz presents A Good Man. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Amber Tamblyn presents Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution with Jodi Kantor. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Caroline Zancan talks with Hala Alyan about We Wish You Luck. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/15: Rye Curtis talks with James Hannaham about Kingdomtide. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Ben Fama, Suzanne Dottino, Ryan D. Matthews, and Bishakh Som join the Ditmas Lit reading series. Hinterlands, 8 p.m., free.

Jackson Bird and Alex Myers discuss Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place. Shakespeare & Co., 6 p.m., free.

Nicole Zelniker presents Last Dance. BookCulture – LIC, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tanen Jones talks with Anna Pitoniak about The Better Liar. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Hannah Sullivan presents Three Poems with Ishion Hutchinson. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Anna Wiener joins the New Republic Salon to discuss her memoir Uncanny Valley. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 1/16: Jessica Francis Kane, Marcy Dermansky, and C.J. Hauser join Pete’s Reading series for the opening of the 2020 season. Pete’s Candy Store, 7:30 p.m., free.

Laurie Stone and Marco Roth discuss Everything Is Personal. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Doug Anderson, Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr., Richard Hoffman, Jennifer Martelli, and Anne Elezabeth Pluto celebrate Voices of Poetry. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

John Yau, Mark Warenaar, Dell Lemmon, James Trask, Stephanie Dickinson, and Jill Hoffman celebrate Mudfish 21. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Ann Hood and Michael Ruhlman discuss Kitchen Yarns. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/17: Mira Ptacin, Shannon Taggart, and Alex Mar discuss The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Cynthia Manick, Marine Cornuet, Judy Schneier, Emily Blair, Dell Lemon, and AKaiser read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 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 →