Notable Online: 6/28–7/4

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Monday 6/29: Sam Lane, Margaret Saigh, Oscar Enriquez, K. Henderson, Elina Zhang, Grace Gilbert, Kelly Chastain, and Kleaver Cruz read in support of Black Visions Collective. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free and donations.

Donovan Hohn presents The Inner Coast: Essays with Rivka Galchen. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Winners of the Lambda Literary Awards in fiction read from their work. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10.

J. Courtney Sullivan presents Friends and Strangers with Curtis Sittenfeld. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 6/30: Brit Bennett, Michele Filgate, and Lynn Steger Strong joins The Antibody reading series with host Brian Gresko. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Bruce Snider and Philip Metres joins the Further Notice Reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. MDT, free.

Calvin Baker presents A More Perfect Reunion: Race, Integration, and the Future of America. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Diana Clarke presents Thin Girls. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Rachel Havrelock talks with Ethan Michaeli about The Joshua Generation. City Lit Books via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. CST, free.

Bonnie Tsui and Jennifer Steinhauer join Lockdown Lit at Lunch. The Bindery via Facebook, 11 a.m. PDT, free.

Tom Rastrelli and Janet Fitch discuss Confessions of a Gay Priest and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Daniel Riley talks with Taffy Brodesser-Akner about Barcelona Days. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Sam Lansky presents Broken People. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ianthe Brautigan joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Helen Epstein and Cheryl Sucher discuss Franci’s War: A Woman’s Story of Survival. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Marina Endicott presents The Voyage of the Morning Light with Mary Norris. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 1 p.m. EDT, $10.

Julie Orringer presents The Flight Portfolio with Andrew Sean Greer. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 7/1: Kyle McCarthy presents Everyone Knows How Much I Love You and talks with Nate Brown. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Rosalie Knecht talks with Amy Stewart about Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Allison K. Lange and Kimberly A. Hamlin discuss Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Megan Miranda presents The Girl from Widow Hills. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jasmine Guillory presents Party of Two. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 7/2: Nathan Englander, Min Jin Lee, Jonathan Lethem, Valeria Luiselli, Ann Patchett, Jia Tolentino, Colson Whitehead, and others virtually celebrate Greenlight Bookstore’s reopening. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $20.

Craig Childs joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Mamta Chaudhry presents Haunting Paris. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Diane Johnson presents The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith and Other Lesser Lives with Edwin Frank. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Meredith Fineman presents Brag Better with Tiffany Dufu. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Lane Moore presents How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don’t. City Lit Books via Instagram, 6:30 p.m. CDT, free.

Friday 7/3: Richard J. Lazarus presents The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

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Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). 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 →