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 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 →