Notable Online: 4/12–4/18

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Monday 4/13: C Pam Zhang talks with Alice Sola Kim about How Much of These Hills Is Gold. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tariq Shah and Lee Clay Johnson discuss Whiteout Conditions. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Mark Doty presents What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Jaquira Díaz, Emma Copley Eisenberg, Erin Khar, and Natalie Lima join host Lilly Dancyger for the Memoir Monday reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Tuesday 4/14: Rebecca Dinerstein Knight, Megan Giddings, and Megha Majumdar join the Antibody reading series with host Brian Gresko. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Santee Frazier joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Andrew Altschul talks with Darcie Dennigan about The Gringa. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Scott Charles joins the Cobalt Poetry series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Emily Gould talks with Naomi Fry about Perfect Tunes. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m., free.

Paul Lisicky presents Later: My Life at the Edge of World with Andrea Lawlor. Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10 suggested, RSVP.

Wednesday 4/15: Katy Simpson Smith discusses The Everlasting with Rivka Galchen. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Marie Mutsuki Mockett presents American Harvest with Marlon James and Juston Wolgemuth. Center for Fiction via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, $10 suggested, RSVP.

Thursday 4/16: Rebecca Solnit joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m., PDT, free with RSVP.

JP Brammer, Krutika Mallikarjuna, Leah Johnson, and moderator Matt Ortile discuss Qmmunity in Publishing: redefining the publishing landscape. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ann Lewinson presents Still Life with Meredith with Rachel Cline. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m., EDT, free with RSVP.

Liz Prato discusses Volcanoes, Palm Trees & Privilege: Essays on Hawai’i. Annie Bloom’s Books via Livestream, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Kate Burke presents Urban Playground: What Kids Say about Living in San Francisco. The Bindery via Facebook Life, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Joyce Carol Oates and Jonathan Santlofer celebrate the 20th anniversary of Blonde. Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10 suggested, RSVP.

Chelsea Bieker talks with T Kira Madden and Rumpus editor-in-chief Marisa Siegel about her debut novel, Godshot. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 4/17: Steve Silberman, Kate Edgar, and Temple Grandin remember Oliver Sacks. CityArts via YouTube, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Andrés Barba presents A Luminous Republic with Álvaro Enrigue. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →