Notable Online: 5/3–5/9

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Monday 5/4: Matt Gallagher presents Empire City with Isaac Fitzgerald. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wayne Koestenbaum talks with David Velasco about Figure It Out. Powerhouse via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Anna Solomon presents The Book of V. with Joanna Rakoff. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Mikel Jollett presents Hollywood Park. Greenlight Bookstore via Shindig, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $32.

Lisa Lewis and Brad Richard join the Writers Center for a conversation. The Writers Center via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Leigh Camacho Rourks presents Moon Trees and Other Orphans, the winner of the 2017 St. Lawrence Book Award. Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Tuesday 5/5: Sarah Blake, Emily St. John Mandel, and Anna Solomon join The Antibody reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

John Freeman (The Park) and Julia Alvarez (Afterlife) discuss strangers and space. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m., free.

Lauren Sandler talks with John Williamsburg about This Is All I Got. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Ellen O’Connell Whittet presents What You Become in Flight. Powerhouse Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Michael Rips and Ethan Hawke discuss The Golden Flea. The Center for Fiction via Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10 suggested.

Emma Straub launches All Adults Here with special guests Lauren Graham, Sharon von Etten, Stephin Merritt, Alexandra Chang, Afia Atakoa, and Tobly McSmith. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/6: Billy Bragg talks with Chad Radford about his career and most recent books. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Pearce Rotundi and Anna Solomon join Ryan Chapman for a trademarked gameshow featuring literary trivia. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Rebecca Henderson presents Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Kimberly McCreight presents A Good Marriage with Laura Sims. Community Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/7: Sari Botton, James Arthur, and Laura Read join the Rally Reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m., free with RSVP.

Mary Biddinger and Callista Buchen join Black Lawrence Press to read from their poetry collections. Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Craig Pittman presents Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther and talks with Kate Gardiner. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Jia Tolentino talks with Jenna Wortham. YouTube, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free, donation suggested.

Ishmael Beah and Alexis Okeowo discuss Little Family. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Anna Solomon discusses The Book of V. with Kate Bolick. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Cynthia Newberry Martin joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Krithika Varagur presents The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project with Karen Elliott House. Harvard Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Jennifer Weiner presents Big Summer. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Ginger Eager presents The Nature of Remains. A Capalla Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Alexandra Chang and Katie Kitamura discuss Days of Distraction. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 5/8: Robert Walicki and Michael McGriff read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Mike Jollett presents Hollywood Park. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $30.

Nguyễn Phan Quế presents The Mountain Sing with Viet Thanh Nguyen. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Rachel M. Simon, Jimin Han, and others join the Saturated Channel Virtual Creative Arts Festival with Pace University and Sarah Lawrence College. Zoom, 12–3 p.m. EDT, free.

Jennifer Steil presents Exile Music. The Strand via Zoom and Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Frances Cha presents If I Had Your Face and talks with Hannah Bae. Powerhouse Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Saturday 5/9: Jon Fosse and Samion Searls discuss The Other Name. Community Bookstore via Crowdcast, 2 p.m., free with RSVP.

Sarah Larsen and David Larsen join the Segue Series. Zoom, 4:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Dana Nelson, Evan Gill Smith, and others join the Saturated Channel Virtual Creative Arts Festival with Pace University and Sarah Lawrence College. Zoom, 2–8 p.m. EDT, free.

David Puretz, Roxana Robinson, Emily Nemens, Janelle Brown, and Kevin Nguyen join the Les Bleus Literary Salon. Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT., RSVP to [email protected].

Siân Griffiths, Sheila Squillante, and Lori Jakiela celebrate Griffiths’s recently released The Heart Keeps Faulty Time. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 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 →