Notable Online: 5/10–5/16

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Sunday 5/10: Tiana Clark, Chinaka Hodge, Hala Alyan, Aricka Foreman, Hope Wabuke, and Adeeba Shahid Talukder join the Soul Sister Revue. Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP, donation suggested.

Monday 5/11: Alan Chazaro presents This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album and Becca Klaver presents Ready for the World with Black Lawrence Press. Zoom, 3 p.m., EDT, free.

Rebecca Solnit talks with Brit Marling about essays. City Arts & Lectures via YouTube, 7:30 p.m. PDT, donation suggested.

Christopher Beha presents The Index of Self-Destructive Acts with Craig Finn. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Tochi Onyebuchi, Teddy Wayne, Hilary Leichter, and Tariq Shah join the Franklin Park reading series with host Marae Hart. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Jami Attenberg and Alexander Chee want to know, are you getting any work done? Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Susan Choi presents Trust Exercise with Michael Cunningham. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 5/12: Laura Bogart, Peter Kispert, and Matt Ortile join host Brian Gresko for The Antibody reading series. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Arthur Kayzakian joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Noah Feldman presents The Arab Winter: A Tragedy. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Mary Beth Keane presents Ask Again, Yes. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Cooper Lee Bombardier presents the memoir Pass with Care. CrowdCast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Tracy O’Neill launches Quotients and talks with Gina Apostol. The Center for Fiction via Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10.

Wednesday 5/13: Shifra Malka presents the memoir Dare to Matter. The Ivy via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Carmen Boullosa and Mónica Ramón Ríos discuss The Book of Anna and Cars on Fire. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Adam Gidwitz and Emma Otheguy present The Unicorn Rescue Society: The Madre de Aguas of Cuba. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 2 p.m. EDT, free.

Nadia Colburn presents The High Shelf with Rocky Delaplaine and Don Illich for the Poets vs the Pandemic series. Cafe Muse via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Meredith Fineman discusses Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion and the importance self-promotion. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Kristen Arnett and Katie Whittemore play a literary trivia version of a trademarked game show with host Ryan Chapman. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 5/14: Jacob Appel presents Amazing Things Are Happening Here with Black Lawrence Press. Zoom, 2 p.m. EDT, free.

Lydia Millet presents A Children’s Bible with Jenny Offill. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Edward A. Farmer presents a craft happy hour and Pale. The Writers Center via Free, 5 p.m. EDT, free

Joanna Herson discusses The German Bride and A Dual Inheritance with Joanna Rakoff. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Kate Wisel presents Driving in Cars with Homeless Men at the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Lucia LoTempio presents Hot with the Bad Things with Stephanie Cawley, Lauren Russell, and Suzannah Russ Spaar. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Jeff Sharlet and Cheryl Sucher discuss This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Bethany Saltman talks with Andrew Solomon (Far from the Tree) about Strange Situation: A Mother’s Journey into the Science of Attachment. Community Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Jenny Zhang presents My Baby First Birthday with Tommy Pico. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 5/15: Judith R. Robinson, Nick Romeo, Alyssa Sineni, and special guest Hiram Larew join the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange reading. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Tommye Blount and Cynthia Cruz present their latest from Four Way Books with Helen Fremont, Elizabeth T. Gray, and Peter Schireson. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

W.M. Akers presents Westside Saints and talks with Paul Tremblay. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 5/16: Donna Dzurilla, Bri Griffith, and Laurin Wolf join the Laser Cat Reading Series. White Whale Boosktore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Tracy O’Neill, Elliot Ackerman, Fiona Davis, Hannah Assadi, and Ann Lewinson join the Les Bleus series. Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, RSVP by [email protected]

Mandana Chaffa, Poupeh Missaghi, Babak Elahi, Omid Fallahazad, and Shireen Day join moderator Anita Amirrezvani to present the anthology My Shadow Is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Dia Felix and Jeremy Hoevenaar join the Segue Series. Zoom, 4:30 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 →