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'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 →