Notable Online: 3/28–4/3

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Sunday 3/29: Brandon Brown, Precious Okyomon, Bridget Talone, Dana Ward, and Rachel Rabbit White join Wonder Press for “Club Wonder.” Club Wonder via Zoom, 9 p.m. EDT, free.

Monday 3/30: Literary magazines join the latest Homebound lecture series from Triangle House. Featuring Kristen Felicetti (The Bushwick Review), Joseph Grantham (The Nervous Breakdown), Matt Ortile (Catapult), Liza St. James (NOON), and Rachelle Toarmino (Peach Mag). Triangle House via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Michelle Peñaloza presents Former Possessions of the Spanish Empire. University of Michigan via Bluejeans, 10:30 a.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 3/31: Megan Giddings presents Lakewood with Cathy Wagner and host TaraShea Nesbit. Miami University via Facebook, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Andrew Altschul (The Gringa), Rachel Lyon (Self-Portrait with Boy), and Michael Seidlinger (Dreams of Being), join The Antibody, a quarantine reading series from Brian Gresko. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with advance registration, or watch live on YouTube.

Robert B. Reich presents The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It and talks with Anand Giridharadas. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with pre-registration.

Rebecca Dinerstein Knight discusses Hex with Alexandra Schwartz. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 4/2: Kawai Strong Washburn presents Sharks in the Time of Saviors. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 4/3: Alex Segura hosts Sarah Weinman, Megan Abbott, William Boyle, John Vercher, SJ Rozan, Hilary Davidson, Reed Farrel Coleman, Scott Adlerberg, Jill Block, Wallace Stroby, Lyndsay Faye, Richie Narvaez, Kellye Garrett, and Jen Conley join Virtual Noir at the Bar. Kew & Willow via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free with registration.

Edward Hirsch, Valzhyna Mort, and Khadijah Queen join Triangle House for a night of Polish Poetry with the Homebound series. Zoom, 6:30 p.m. est., free with RSVP.

Emily Koch hosts a Friday Night Book Party. Facebook, 8:30 p.m. UTC+1, free.

Community Drafts in Philadelphia hosts a creative writing open mic night. Community Drafts via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, donations via Venmo.

Saturday 4/4: Vanessa Hua, Hilary Leichter, Andrew Altschul, Megan Fernandes, and Nick Flynn join ZYZZYVA for an evening of readings. Zoom, 9 p.m. est., free.

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With thanks to Amy Saul-Zerby of Notable Philadelphia for her help in creating this week’s list.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →