Notable Online: 7/12–7/18

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Sunday 7/12: Cornel West, Elizabeth Hinton, Robin D.G. Kelley, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor have a panel discussion and fundraiser for Black Lives. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Leigh Stein and Jessie Gaskell discuss Self Care. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 3 p.m. PDT, free.

Monday 7/13: Blake Butler, Tracy O’Neill, Maisy Card, and Ashleigh Bryant Phillips join the Franklin Park Reading Series for night of new fiction. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Carter Sickels presents The Prettiest Star. Harvard Book Store via CrowCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Heather Lende talks with Sedge Thomson about Of Bears and Ballots. Facebook, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Arlene Heyman presents Artifact and talks with Sandra Newman. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman join Samin Nosrat for a conversation about Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Eva Rosen presents The Voucher Promise: Section 8 and the Fate of an American Neighborhood with Lawrence Lanahan. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 7/14: Kelli Jo Ford, Porochista Khakpour, and Raven Leilani join The Antibody Reading series with host Brian Gresko. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Saumya Dave presents Well-Behaved Indian Women and talks with Patricia Park. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

John Murillo and Amaud Jamaul Johnson joins the Further Notice reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. MDT, free.

Anna Solomon, Gae Polisner, and Joanna Hershon discuss literary success in quarantine, presented by Pen Parentis. Livestream, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jessica Pearce Rotondi and Lauren Francis-Sharma join ZYZZYVA magazine to discuss their books. Facebook, 11 am PDT, free.

Kirkland Hamill presents Filthy Beasts with Rae DelBianco. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Melissa Valentine talks with Tongo Eisen-Martin about The Names of All the Flowers. Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Sarah Stewart Johnson presents The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Marinta Reisz Newberry joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Tom Zoellner presents Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire and talks with Caleb McDaniel. Vroman’s via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Carlos Fonseca and Mauro Javier Cárdenas celebrate Natural History. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Amanda Brainerd presents Age of Consent with Nick Paumgarten. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Sheila Kohler presents Open Secrets with Sheridan Hay. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10 suggested.

Asako Serizawa talks with Molly Antopol about Inheritors. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 7/15: Heather Lende presents Of Bears and Ballots. Acappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rishi Reddi presents Passage West. Facebook, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Lynn Steger Strong presents Want with Leslie Jamison. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Masha Gessen presents Surviving Autocracy. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Morgan Parker, and Ahilan T. Arulanantham discuss Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases. Vroman’s via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Kelli Jo Ford presents Crooked Hallelujah with Emily Nemens, co-hosted with the Paris Review. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Chuck Klosterman presents Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

David Adjmi and Suzanne Scanlon discuss Lot Six. Pilsen Community Bookstore via YouTube, 7 p.m. CDT, free with RSVP.

Debra Jo Immergut presents You Again with Kahane Cooperman. CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 7/16: Jenny Forrester joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

July Westhale and Katie Tandy read poems. Facebook, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Sameer Pandya talks with Marcy Dermansky about Members Only. The Strand via Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Diane Cardwell and Joe Tirella discuss Rockaway. Astoria Bookshop via YouTube and Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Daphne Merkin presents 22 Minutes of Unconditional Love. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Book Club Bar and Akashic Books present Arthur Nersesian and Bob Odenkirk discussing The Five Books of (Robert) MosesCrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free

Brad Fox (To Remain Nameless) and Ishmael Beah (Little Family) discuss their books in the first Bookshop.org reading event. CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Halle Butler presents Jillian with Kiley Reid. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Joe Meno presents Between Everything and Nothing with John Washington, author of The Dispossessed. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Jean Kyoung Frazier, Sanaë Lemoine, and Megha Majumdar celebrate their debut books. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 7/17: Jameson Fitzpatrick and Wayne Koestenbaum join moderator Donnie Mangino to discuss Pricks in the Tapestry and Figure It Out. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Wes Moore presents Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City. Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Kevin Latimer hosts a virtual craft happy hour. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Deborah Lott talks with Barbara Abercrombie about Don’t Go Crazy Without Me. Vroman’s via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Zaina Arafat presents You Exist Too Much. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Saturday 7/18: Nikki Allen, Jason Baldinger, Victor Clevenger, John Dorsey, and Karen Lillis read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

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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 →