Notable NYC: 1/18–1/24


Saturday 1/18: Thomas Fucaloro, Sarah Serrano-Esquilin, and others read at the La Esquina Series. Unnameable Books, 7 p.m., free.

June Gehringer and Ru Puro join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 1/20: Stephanie Land presents Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. WORD – Jersey City, 7 p.m., $5.

Tuesday 1/21: Lilly Dancyger, Marisa Siegel, and Erin Khar join moderator Mickie Meinhardt to discuss Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger for Guernica’s Books & Bottle series. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Meng Jin presents Little Gods and talks with Catherine Chung. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Gary Lutz talks with Sam Lipsyte about The Complete Gary Lutz. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Vikram Paralkar presents Night Theater with Sarah Thankam Mathews. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Lord presents Tweet Cute with Cristina Arreola. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Jeanine Cummins presents American Dirt. B&N Union Square, 7 p.m., wristbands for admission distributed with purchase of book.

Chana Porter presents The Seep and talks with Amy Brady, editor-in-chief of the Chicago Review of Books. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/22: Kyle Chayka talks with Laurie Marsh about The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Caits Meissner, Abby Conklin, Scott Hess, Kara Pernicano, and Lorin Taylor join host Amanda Miller for the latest Lyrics, Lit & Liquor. RSVP for Location, 7:30 p.m., free.

Emma Copley Eisenberg talks with Sarah Gerard about The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Tochi Onyebuchi presents Riot Baby with Marlon James. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Novelists Meng Jin and Gina Apostol read from their recent books and talk about the pleasures and pains of tackling tumultuous political history in fictional work, in a conversation moderated by Nur Nasreen Ibrahim. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Shira Erlichman, Hannah Bae, Peach Kander, and Olivia Worden join host Alisson Wood for the Pigeon Pages reading series. McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/23: Louise Harpman, Caroline Weaver, Maira Kalman, and Alex Kalman discuss everyday design objects and practices. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

E. J. Koh presents The Magical Language of Others with Crystal Hana Kim. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Emma Wipperman, Sophia Seita, and Louise Akers read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

The Renegade Reading Series continues although they are such renegades they have not posted the readers yet. Cafe Con Libros, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/24: Lisa Robertson and Hildebrand Pam Dick discuss The Baudelaire Fractal. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Tishani Doshi presents Small Days and Nights and talks with Eli Gottlieb. Books Are Magic, 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 →