Notable Online: 6/21–6/27

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Monday 6/22: Ed Doyle-Gillespie presents Aerial Act with Ellen Cherry. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

John Perkins presents Touching the Jaguar: Transforming Fear Into Action to Change Your Life and the World. Shakespeare and Co., 6 p.m. EDT, RSVP for more info.

Wendy Williams presents Language of Butterflies. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Jane L. Rosen presents Eliza Starts a Rumor with Katie Couric. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Emily Nussbaum talks with A. O. Scott about I Like to Watch. The Strand via Zoom and Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Rosalie Knecht presents Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery with Sara Gran. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 6/23: Zaina Arafat, Diksha Basu, and Annie Kim join host Brian Gresko for The Antibody reading series. YouTube and Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

David Adjmi presents Lot Six with Melissa Febos. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kyle McCarthy presents Everyone Knows How Much I Love You with Leslie Jamison. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Elizabeth Shackelford presents The Dissent Channel. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Dinah Lenney, Steve Mentz, Steven E. Jones, Rolf Halden, and Erik Anderson present books from the Object Lessons series. Skylight Books via Zoom, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Luis J. Rodriguez joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Paul Lisicky presents Later: My Life at the Edge of the World with Deborah A. Lott, author of Don’t Go Crazy Without Me. Harvard Book Store via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Jessica Lanay reads am●phib●ian with Nicholas Goodly, Crystal Bolson, and joshua d graber. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Jessica Care Moore presents We Want Our Bodies. The Bindery via Facebook, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Nicola Maye Goldberg talks with Rebecca Godfrey about Nothing Can Hurt You. Powerhouse via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Donald Nicholson-Smith and Caleb Crain present Serge Pey’s Treasure of the Spanish Civil War. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Scott Spencer presents An Ocean Without a Shore with Francine Prose. The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10.

Hannah Orenstein and Becca Freeman discuss Head Over Heels.The Strand via Zoom and Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

George Abraham and Luther Hughes lead off an LGBTQ+ open mic. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 6/24: Arthur J. Magida presents Code Name Madeleine with Ruby Lal. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Lisa Alther, author of Swan Song, talks with Marcy Dermansky, author of Very Nice. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Susan Burton presents Empty with Ira Glass. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Aimee Liu presents Glorious Boy and Donna Hemans presents Tea by the Sea for a night with Red Hen Press. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 6/25: Bonnie Tsui joins the Readings by Writers reading series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Martha McPhee presents An Elegant Woman. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Sarah Giragosian (The Death Spiral) and Virginia Konchan (Any God Will Do) have a conversation. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Alexandra Petri presents Nothing Is Wrong and Here is Why with Alexis Coe, author of You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington. The Bindery via Facebook, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Alicia Yin Cheng speaks with Victoria Bassetti about This Is What Democracy Looked Like. Powerhouse Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Lane Moore presents How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don’t. WORD Bookstores via Instagram, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Megha Majumdar speaks with Maris Kreizman about A Burning.The Strand via Zoom and Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Richard Farrell presents The Falling Woman. Facebook, 7 p.m. CST, free.

Ottessa Moshfegh presents Death in Her Hands with Ariel Levy. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 6/26: Roddy Doyle presents Love. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Betsy Cornwell presents The Circus Rose and talks with Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of Fighting Words. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 4 p.m. EDT, free.

Molly Pohlig, Elisabeth Thomas, and Rachel Harrison celebrate horror debuts with moderator Danielle Trussoni. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 6/27: Chelsea Bieker presents a virtual craft happy hour. The Writing Center via Zoom, 6 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 →