Notable Online: 4/19–4/25
Sunday 4/19: Yair Assulin talks with Jessica Cohen and Ruby Namdar about The Drive. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.
Monday 4/20: Miranda July is in conversation with Jenny Odell. City Arts via YouTube, 7:30 PDT, free.
Neil Shubin presents Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Laura Munson discusses Willa’s Grove. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.
Katie Peterson joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.
Rebecca Dinerstein Knight talks with Anna Wiener about Hex. The Bindery and The Booksmith via Facebook, noon PDT, free.
Tuesday 4/21: Mary-Kim Arnold, Marie-Helene Bertino, and C Pam Zhang join host Brian Gresko for the five-week anniversary of The Antibody reading series. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.
Cynthia Alessandra Briano joins the Cobalt Poets series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.
Deb Olin Unferth and Adrienne Raphel join Ryan Chapman for a literary version of a name-trademarked game show. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.
Join Steph Cha, Emma Copley Eisenberg, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Rachel Monroe, and Meredith Talusan for a conversation about approaching crime stories with responsibility and care. Sign up for Emma Copley Eisenberg’s newsletter to receive the link to participate. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Jessica Pearce Rotondi discusses What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family’s Search for Answers with Ryan Chapman. Instagram @JanklowNesbit, 5 p.m. EDT, free.
Janelle Brown talks with Julia Phillips about Pretty Things. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Bonnie Tsui presents Why We Swim. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Stephen Hough and Cheryl Pearl Sucher discuss Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.
Kevin Larimer, Mary Gannon, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Jamia Wilson, and Michael Taeckens discuss Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10.
Jennifer Finney Boylan presents Good Boy: My Life In Seven Dogs. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Wednesday 4/22: Lilly Dancyger hosts a craft happy hour. Old Town Books via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.
Jonathan Santlofer, Alison Gaylin, Duane Swierczynski, Megan Abbott, and Lauren Wilkinson discuss crime fiction. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.
Laura Bogart celebrates Don’t You Know I Love You. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Thursday 4/23: Fenton Johnson presents At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life. Zoom, 5 p.m., PDT, free with RSVP.
Alex Halberstadt talks with Masha Gessen about Young Heroes of Soviet Union: A Memoir of Reckoning. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Joe Wilkins presents Fall Back Down When I Die with Luis Alberto Urrea and Pam Houston. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Joanna Hershon talks with Susan Choi about St. Ivo. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Emily Gould talks with Miranda Popkey about Perfect Tunes. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Friday 4/24: Mark O’Connell presents Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back with Willy Staley. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Nick Flynn presents Stay with Guy Barash and Rachel Eliza Griffiths. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Ashley Morrow Hermsmeier joins Black Lawrence Press to celebrate the launch of Something Like the End, a chapbook and winner of the Fall 2017 Black River Chapbook Competition. Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.
Saturday 4/25: Shane McCrae and Bob Perelman join the Segue Series. Zoom, 4:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Jessica Pearce Rotondi (What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family’s Search for Answers), Marjan Kamali (The Stationary Shop), Alena Dillon (Mercy House), and others join the Newbury Literary Festival, now online with multiple sessions through the day. Zoom, 9 a.m. EDT, free with RSVP.
Join Sheree Renée Thomas for a reading from her forthcoming story collection, Nine Bar Blues. Facebook Live, 2 p.m. EDT, free.
Isaac Fitzgerald reads How to Be a Pirate. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 11:30 a.m. EDT, free.
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For past events, visit the Notable Online archives here.