Notable NYC: 1/25–1/31


Saturday 1/25: Timothy DuWhite and Trace Peterson join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Brionne Janae, Malcolm Tariq, Rage Hezekiah, John Allen Taylor, and Kate Gray read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Suzanne Dottino, John Domini, and Joseph Salvatore join the Guerilla Lit reading series. Dixon Place, 7:30 p.m, free.

Monday 1/27: Raphaël Liogier presents Heart of Maleness: An Exploration. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Jeremy Jusay presents The Strange Ones with R. Sikoryak and Kseniya Yarosh. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Oana Avasilichioaei and Moina Pam Dick present Eight-Track. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/28: Dave Hill talks with Malcolm Gladwell about Parking the Moose: One American’s Epic Quest to Uncover His Incredible Canadian Roots. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $10.

Translators Charlotte Mandell and Jeffrey Zuckerman discuss The Criminal Child: Selected Essays, by Jean Genet, with Edwin Frank. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

William Gibson presents Agency with Joshua Rothman. Murrr, 6:30 p.m., $36.

Marina Blitshteyn, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Laura-Eve Engel, Tyler Mills, Sophia Starmack, and Michelle Whittaker read poetry for Hear Us Roar: Poetry for the Roaring 20s. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Gabby Noone and Estelle Tang discuss Layoverland. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/29: Christopher Bollen presents A Beautiful Crime. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Lydia Denworth presents Friendship with Steven Johnson. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Kate Aronoff and Mychal Denzel Smith discuss We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism―American Style. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Ximena Izquierdo Ugaz, ratna dakini mariana, Katy Bohinc, and others read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Philippe Lançon and Dinaw Mengestu discuss Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $10.

James Macklin, Brandon McGinley, and Tara Isabella Burton celebrate the latest issue of Plough Quarterly. KGB – Red Room, 7 p.m., two drinks.

Youmna Chlala and Jennifer Firestone join the Poetry Project series. The Poetry Project, 8 p.m., free.

Saidiya Hartman and Leslie Jamison join PEN America for the PEN Out Loud series. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 1/30: Andy Christie, Kevin Allison, and Katina Corrao join Leslie Goshko for the 11-year anniversary of Sidehsow Goshko. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Charles Yu presents Interior Chinatown with Celeste Ng, Thessaly La Force, and moderator Abbe Wright. St. Francis College, 7 p.m., free.

Sarah Cole and Colm Tóibín discuss Inventing Tomorrow: H. G. Wells and the Twentieth Century. McNally Jackson – Seaport, 7 p.m., free.

Fred Kaplan presents The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War with Brooke Gladstone. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Rabeah Ghaffari and Hooman Majd discuss To Keep the Sun Alive. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Paul Yoon presents Run Me to Earth with Hernán Diaz. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 1/31: Grace Shuyi Liew, Zefyr Lisowski, John Manuel Arias, and Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes read poetry. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.

Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman discuss Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Eoin Colfer presents Highfire with Charles Soule. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.


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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 →