Notable NYC: 1/4–1/10


Sunday 1/5: Suzanne Dottino, Suzanne McConnell, and Larry Shainberg read their work. KGB, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/7: Dianna Sapp, Marcia Lloyd, Bernie Jones, Bob Marvin, Caroline Holden, Wini Murdaugh, and Liz Oliver launch Voices of Leffers: Volume 2, No. 2. Greenlight – Lefferts Gardens, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Jill Richards, and Katherine Hill are in conversation with Maddie Gressel about Elena Ferrante’s writing, and will read from Ferrante’s work. McNally Jackson – SoHo, 7 p.m., free.

Peggy Orenstein talks with Michael Ian Black about Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.

Liz Moore and Abbe Wright discuss Long Bright River. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.

Kiley Reid talks with Emma Straub about Such a Fun Age. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/8: Ann Napolitano talks with Helen Ellis and Hannah Tinti about Dear Edward. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/9: Rachel Friedman presents And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood. Greenlight – Fort Greene, 7:30 p.m., free.

Holly Whitaker talks with Abbe Wright about Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol. WORD – Brooklyn, 7 p.m., $5.

Courtney Maum launches Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book with Monica Odom, Jenn Baker, and others. Maum collects advice from a variety of contemporary writers on handling everything from finding an agent to planning a book tour. Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/10: Philip Schultz reads poetry. Berl’s Poetry, 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 →