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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For past events, visit the Notable Online archives here.


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 →