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'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 →