Notable Online: 4/26–5/2

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Sunday 4/26: George Abraham, Malcolm Friend, and Casandra López join Against Occupation for an evening of poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Monday 4/27: Camille Perri, Paul Lisicky, Carter Sickels, and Matt Ortile join a virtual edition of the Franklin Park Reading series with host Marae Hart. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Jericho Brown joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Jessica Anthony and Deb Olin Unferth discuss their new novels, Enter the Aardvark and Barn 8. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Marcela Sulak presents her memoir Mouth Full of Seeds with the Black Lawrence Press virtual reading series. Zoom, 2 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Ali Araghi presents The Immortals of Tehran and talks with Sahar Mustafah, author of The Beauty of Your Face. McNally Jackson Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Annie Finch celebrates Choice Words: Writers on Abortion along with Kristen Ghodsee and Desiree Cooper. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 4/28: Danielle Lazarin, Audrey Olivero, and Jennifer Rosner join The Antibody reading series. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Jessica Francis Kane talks with Alexander Chee about Rules for Visiting. Books Are Magic via Zoom, free, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

George M. Johnson presents All Boys Aren’t Blue with MJ Franklin. McNally Jackson Books via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Ricardo Ybarra joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Sharon Salzberg celebrates the tenth anniversary of Real Happiness. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m., EDT, $5 suggested.

Samantha Irby presents Wow, No Thank You with Alison Roman. Murmrr via Livestream, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $25.

Wednesday 4/29: Mary South and Clare Beams discuss their new books, You Will Never Be Forgotten and The Illness Lesson. Pen And Brush via YouTube, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Jerry Saltz and Rebecca Dinerstein Knight test their literary knowledge with host Ryan Chapman for a night of copyright infringing game show trivia. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Rachel Lyon, Gina Marie Guadagnino, and Leila Rafei join the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Bess Kalb presents Nobody Will Tell You This But Me. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5 suggested.

Lauren Sandler presents This Is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home and talks with Nikita Stewart. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m., EDT, free.

Tony Wood presents Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War and talks with Keith Gessen. McNally Jackson Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ellen Bass presents Indigo with Victoria Chang, Nick Flynn, and Ben Purkert. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 4/30: Mary South, Sarah Racuh, Debra Jo Immergut, and Jennifer Rosner join the Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop spring fiction reading. Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

C Pam Zhang discusses How Much of These Hills Is Gold with Jacqueline Woodson. Instagram via the Belletrist and Midtown Scholar, 4 p.m. PDT, free

George Scialabba presents How to Be Depressed. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Regie Cabico is featured in the Decolonize Your Bookshelves event. The Ivy Bookshop via Crowdcast, 7 p.m., EDT, free.

Ginger Gaffney joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Michelle Gil-Montero launches Object Permanence with Piotr Gwiazda and Garth Graeper. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Chris Barlow, Gracie Beaver-Kairis, Dan Caprera, Marisela Gonzalez, Ginny Hogan, Laura Leelun, and Sarah Vulpio present the Little Old Lady Comedy Show. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Phuc Tran presents Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In. McNally Jackson Books via Zoom, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 5/1: Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and Wayne Karlin discuss The Mountain Sings. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Lisa Fay Coutley joins Black Lawrence press to read from tether. Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free.

Jeffrey McDaniel, Lauren Shapiro, and Cameron Barnett read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Kristen Arnett presents Mostly Dead Things and talks with Alexander Chee. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 5/2: Darcie Dennigan and Steven Seidenberg join the Segue Series. Zoom, 4:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Ryan Chapman, Nicole Haroutunian, Rachel Khong, Morgan Jerkins, Bridgett M. Davis, Justin Taylor, Paul Lisicky, Carley Moore, Sarah Gerard, Julie Buntin, Tracy O’Neill, Megan Abbott, Amy Shearn, Jason Tougaw, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Scott Cheshire celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the LIC Reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

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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 →