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 is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →