Notable Online: 5/17–5/23

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Monday 5/18: Ariana Reines and Matthew Yeager joins the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kristen Millares Young presents Subduction with Maggie Messitt. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Dinah Lenney, Erik Anderson, and Steve Mentz present books from the Object Lessons series. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Amy Long, Sejal Shah, Porochista Khakpour, and Alia Volz join the Memoir Monday reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 5/19: Laura van den Berg, Melissa Febos, and Tracy O’Neill join host Brian Gresko for The Antibody Series. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Joy Priest and Kristen Renee Miller join the Further Notice reading series. Zoom, 9 p.m. EDT, free.

Maggie Doherty presents The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free, $3 suggested.

Christopher Locke reads from 25 Trumbulls Road as part of the Black Lawrence Press Virtual Reading Series. Black Lawrence Press via Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Keayva Mitchell joins the Cobalt Poets series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Susanna Moore presents her memoir, Miss Aluminum, with Kurt Andersen. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Kate Zambreno presents her novel, Drifts, with Rachel Syme. The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10.

Booksmith and The Bindery host Clare Beams (The Illness Lesson) and Rachel Vorona Cote (Too Much) for the first in a series of virtual events with Lockdown Lit. Facebook, 11 a.m. PDT, free.

Wednesday 5/20: Amy Meyerson (The Imperfects), Kerry Kletter (East Coast Girls), and Kelly Rimmer (Truths I Never Told You) discuss their latest novels and the challenges of releasing new books during a global pandemic, with moderator Sabrina McMillin. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Stephen Haff presents Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Mary Karr and Kaveh Akbar discuss and read from their works. YouTube, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Nikita Stewart presents Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World with Giselle Burgess. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Ivy Pochoda presents These Women with Megan Abbott. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 5/21: Carolyn Forché joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Amitava Kumar talks with Hua Hsu about Every Day I Write the Book: Notes on Style. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Mario Livio presents Galileo: And the Science Deniers. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free, $3 suggested.

Gary Indiana and Edwin Frank discuss Curzio Malaparte’s Diary of a Foreigner in Paris. Community Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, donation suggested.

Stephanie Danler presents Stray: A Memoir. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 5/22: Nina Boutsikaris presents I’m Trying to Tell You I’m Sorry and Sabrina Imbler presents Dyke (Geology). Black Lawrence Press via Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Elisabeth Thomas presents Catherine House along with Rebecca Fitting. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Edward A. Farmer presents Pale. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Stephanie Danler presents Stray: A Memoir with Dani Shapiro. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

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

Saturday 5/23: Nancy Star, Ivy Pochoda, Sopan Deb, Nina Renata Aron, and Rebecca White join Les Bleus literary salon. Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP to [email protected]

Betsy Fagan and Alan Felensthal 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 →