Notable Online: 5/24–5/30

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Sunday 5/24: Genevieve Hudson and Cyrus Grace Dunham discuss Boys of Alabama. Skylight Books via Zoom, 2 p.m. PDT, free.

Monday 5/25: Julianne Pachico presents The Anthill. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 EDT, free with RSVP.

Brad Fox presents To Remain Nameless, in conversation with Wayne Koestenbaum, author of Figure It Out. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Tuesday 5/26: Elizabeth Kadetsky, Lisa Olstein, and Sejal Shah join host Brian Gresko for The Antibody reading series. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Meredith Talusan presents Fairest: A Memoir and talks with ALOK. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Ginger Gaffney and Pam Houston discuss their memoirs Half Broke and Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country. Vroman Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Erin Somers presents Stay Up with Hugo Best and Mary South presents You Will Never Be Forgotten. The Bindery via Facebook, 11 a.m. PDT, free.

Amir Ahmadi Arian presents Then the Fish Swallowed Him. The Bindery via Facebook, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Jaclyn Dwyer presents The Bride Aflame with Sunni Wilkinson, author of The Marriage of the Moon and the Field. Black Lawrence Press via Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Elliot Ackerman talks with Matt Gallagher about Red Dress in Black & White. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Elya Braden and Jon Pearson join the Cobalt Poetry series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Trace Kerr presents The Names We Take. Annie Bloom’s Books, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Casey Schwartz presents Attention: A Love Story with Joshua Cohen. The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $10 suggested.

Ilana Masad presents All My Mother’s Lovers in conversation with Kristen Arnett. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Wednesday 5/27: Peggy Rowe presents About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known with Mike Rowe. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, book purchase required.

Matthew C. Klein presents Trade Wars Are Class Wars and talks with Matt Zeitlin. Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Theodore Wheeler presents In Our Other Lives. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Thomas Hynes presents Wild City: A Brief History of New York City in 40 Animals, and talks with Michelle Young. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Heather Cox Richardson presents How the South Won the Civil War. Harvard Book Store via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

L. C. Rosen talks with Adam Sass about Camp. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Meredith Talusan talks with Jenna Wortham about Fairest: A Memoir. The Strand via Zoom and Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Elliot Ackerman celebrates the launch of Red Dress in Black and White with Özgür Mumcu. The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 1 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 5/28: Jenny Zhang, Tommy Pico, Morgan Parker, and Khadijah Queen join Tin House for a night of poetry. Skylight Books via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Daniel Bailey, Jodi Bosin, Susan Falco, Ava Hofmann, John Trefry, and Joanna Cleary join the Always Crashing virtual reading. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Meryl Wilsner, Casey McQuiston, Kacen Callender, and Gabby Rivera celebrate LGBTQ fiction. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Stephanie Danler presents Stray: A Memoir, in conversation with Lisa Taddeo. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Benjamin Taylor presents Here We Are: My Friendship with Philip Roth and talks with Cheryl Pearl Sucher. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT free.

Janie Brown joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Joanna Hershon presents St. Ivo with Adam Novy. Vromans Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Pitchaya Sudbanthad, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and Sejal Shah join moderator Tanaïs for Visibility & Kinship: An AAPI Heritage Month Panel. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m., free with RSVP.

Ilana Masad presents All My Mother’s Lovers, in conversation with Brandon Taylor. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Nicole Dennis-Benn presents Patsy with talks with Imani Perry. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Friday 5/29: Ryan Patrick Smith reads The Death Metal Pastorals as part of the Black Lawrence Press Virtual Reading Series. Black Lawrence Press via Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Meredith Talusan presents Fairest: A Memoir, in conversation with Garrard Conley. Harvard Book Store, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Joe Sacksteder, Bradley J. Fest, Jill Khoury, Armand Eduard, Robert Wilson Engle, and Colin Rafferty join the Always Crashing virtual reading. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Arhm Choi Wild, Mary Jean Chan, Chen Chen, Margaret Rhee, and Yanyi join the Queering the Hyphen: An LGBTQ+ Asian American Reading. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 5/30: Amy Poeppel, Matthew Binder, Celia Bland, Ilana Masad, and Noe Alvarez join Les Bleus Literary Salon. Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP to [email protected] .

Tony Iantosca, Benjamin Krusling, Kelly Hoffer, Joel Dailey, S. L., Sevinç Çalhanoğlu, Parker Menzimer, Emma Wippermann, Genevieve Kaplan, and Wes Civilz join Ugly Duckling Presse for the launch of their new literary magazine, Second Factory. Ugly Duckling Presse via Zoom, 7:30 p.m., free with RSVP.

Jennifer Steil presents Exile Music with Janet Fitch. Vroman Bookstore via CrowdCast, 3 p.m. PDT, 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 →