Notable Online: 6/7–6/13

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Monday 6/8: Heather Young presents The Distant Dead and talks with Ivy Pochoda. Facebook, 5 p.m. MST, free.

Minna Salami presents her new essay collection, Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone. Facebook, 12 p.m. PDT, free.

Megha Majumdar and Sue Monk Kidd discuss A Burning. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Tuesday 6/9: Patty Yumi (Sorry to Disrupt the Peace), Sarah Gerard (True Love), and Kevin Nguyen (New Waves) join host Brian Gresko for The Antibody. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Joshua Corwin joins the Cobalt Poets series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Victoria Chang and Rick Barot join the Further Notice Reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. MDT, free.

Amy Jo Burns and Megha Majumdar present Shiner and A Burning. CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Guy P. Raffa presents Dante’s Bones: How a Poet Invented Italy. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Melanie Abrams and Andrew Altschul join the Lockdown Lit at Lunch series. Facebook, 11 am PDT, free.

Zaina Arafat presents You Exist Too Much and talks with Mallika Rao. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Adania Shibli talks with Madeleine Thien about Minor Detail. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 4 p.m. EDT, free.

Emmanuel Iduma and Edwin Frank discuss Cyprian Ekwensi’s People of the City. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, donation suggested.

Molly McCully Brown presents Places I’ve Taken My Body and talks with Jamie Quatro. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Brandy Colbert and L.C. Rosen present find Finding Your Place in Safe Spaces as part of the Inside and Out Pride 2020 series. The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 4 p.m. EDT, free.

Jean Kyoung Frazier presents Pizza Girl with Alice Sola Kim. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Wednesday 6/10: Marlin M. Jenkins, Leila Chatti, Steffan Triplett, and J. Bailey Hutchinson read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Zoë Hitzig celebrates the launch of Mezzanine with Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Ange Mlinko. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Brit Bennett presents The Vanishing Half. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Robert Kolker presents Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of the American Family. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Kenneth R. Rosen, Matthew Battles, and Steve Mentz discuss books their from Bloomsbury’s celebrated Object Lessons series: Bulletproof Vest, Tree, and Ocean. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m., EDT, $3 suggested.

Anne Raeff presents Only the River with Michelle Hoover. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Alexandra Petri presents Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why. Facebook, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Stephen van Dyck reads from People I’ve Met from the Internet and talks with Kate Durbin. Bluestockings via With Friends, 7 p.m. EDT, $10.

Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn presents A Fish Growing Lungs with Kaveh Akbar and Marisa Siegel, co-hosted by Books Are Magic, Burrow Press, and The Rumpus. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 6/11: Michele Filgate hosts Afia Atakora, Laura Bogart, Tiana Clark, Rachel Vorona Cote, and Amy Jo Burns for the Red Ink series for a discussion on defiance. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Mona Awad presents Bunny with Margaret Atwood. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $21.99.

Christina Chiu joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m PDT, free.

Walter Johnson presents The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Mary Morris presents All the Way to the Tigers with Dani Shapiro. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Lisa Alther presents Swan Song and talks with Marcy Dermansky. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Translator Samuel Rutter talks with Gabe Habash about Carlos Busqued’s Magnetized: Conversations with a Serial Killer. Community Bookstorxe via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, donation suggested.

Meredith Talusan presents Fairest with Amber Tamblyn. Skylight Books via Zoom, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Marcia Trahan presents Mercy: A Memoir of Medical Trauma and True Crime Obsession with Rachel Monroe. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Rachel Eliza Griffiths celebrates the launch of Seeing the Body with Jacki Lyden. The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10 suggested.

Juliana Delgado Lopera presents Fiebre Tropical. The Bindery via Facebook, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Friday 6/12: Lauren Russell celebrates the launch of Descent with Imani Owens, Joanna Fuhrman, Lewis Freedman, Joseph Gunho Jang, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Soham Patel, and jah watson. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Carmen Boullosa presents The Book of Anna. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Adam Goodman presents The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Jia Lynn Yang presents One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924–1965 and talks with Michael Luo. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Genevieve Hudson presents Boys of Alabama with Paul Lisicky. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 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 →