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'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 →