Notable Online: 5/31–6/6

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Monday 6/1: Emily Giffin presents The Lies That Bind. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Matt Ortile presents The Groom Will Keep His Name and Meredith Talusan presents Fairest. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jenny Irish presents I Am Faithful and Zefyr Lisowski presents Blood Box as part of the Black Lawrence Press Virtual Reading Series. Zoom, 2 p.m. EDT, free.

Tommye Blount and Molly Spencer read poetry. The Writers Center via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 6/2: Megha Majumdar presents A Burning and talks with Nicole Chung. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m., EDT, free.

Clare Beams (The Illness Lesson), Melissa Ragsly (We Know This Will All Disappear), and Mary South (You Will Never Be Forgotten) join host Brian Gresko for the Antibody Reading series. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Martha McPhee presents An Elegant Woman and talks with Julia Phillips. The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

JoAnn Wypijewski presents What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo, with Amber Hollibaugh. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Sejal Shah launches This Is One Way to Dance with Cathy Park Hong and Sarah Gambito. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kaitlin Curtice presents Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God. The Decatur Book Festival via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Vincent Brown presents Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Thelma T. Reyna joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Marilyn Sewell presents In Time’s Shadow: Stories about Impermanence. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Hanif Abdurraqib talks with Jeff Chang about A Fortune for Your Disaster. City Arts via YouTube, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Melanie Abrams and Andrew Altschul join the Lockdown Lit at Lunch series. The Bindery via Facebook, 11 a.m. PDT, free.

Sumita Chakraborty and Molly Spencer join the Further Notice reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. MDT, free.

Marie-Helene Bertino presents Parakeet with Alexandra Kleeman and BOMB magazine. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 6/3: Bernice Lerner presents All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen . Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Eric Cervini presents The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America. McNally Jackson via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Julie Dobrow, Nandini Bajpai, and Christina Thompson discuss Telling Their Stories: The Problems and Promise of Writing about Marginalized People. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Masha Gessen presents Surviving Autocracy with Tim Snyder. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Thursday 6/4: Tracy O’Neill (Quotients), Weike Wang (Chemistry), and Kristen Millares Young (Subduction) discuss their books. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Anna Solomon discusses The Book of V. with Julie Barer. Book Culture virtual reading, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP

Nina MacLaughlin presents Summer Solstice: An Essay. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Curtis Sittenfeld discusses the novel Rodham with Roxane Gay. Atlanta History Center via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Leah Johnson presents You Should See Me in a Crown and talks with Bezi Yohannes. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Amit Chaudhuri presents Friend of My Youth with Edwin Frank. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Heather Bryant presents My Trans Parent. Shakespeare & Co via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Garth Greenwell presents Cleanness at the Readings by Writers Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Friday 6/5: Nancy Krygowski, Dilruba Ahmed, Virgil Suárez, and Kristofer Collins read poetry. White Whale Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Grady Hendrix presents The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Donovan Hohn (The Inner Coast) and Rivka Galchen (Little Labors) have a conversation moderated by Paul Reyes. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Gayle Brandeis presents her novel-in-poems, Many Restless Concerns, for the Black Lawrence Press Virtual Reading Series. Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Saturday 6/6: Chiwan Choi, Rocío Carlos, and bridgette bianca read poetry. White Whale Books 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 →