Notable Online: 7/19–7/25

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Monday 7/20: Richard Farrell presents The Falling Woman. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Susan Priver discusses her memoir Dancer Interrupted with Lian Dolan. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Douglas A. Martin presents Branwell: A Novel of the Brontë Brother with Darcey Steinke. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Carlos Fonseca presents Natural History. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tyrese L. Coleman, R. Eric Thomas, Shayla Lawson, and Ross Gay join host Lilly Dancyger for Memoir Monday, a nonfiction reading series from The Rumpus, Catapult, Narratively, Guernica, Lit Hub, and Granta. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Tuesday 7/21: Mary South, Elisabeth Thomas, and Kristen Millares Young join host Brian Gresko for The Antibody reading series. Zoom and YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

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

Ben Ehrenreich discusses Desert Notebooks with Anthony McCann. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Carlos Fonseca presents Natural History and Andrew Martin presents Cool for America. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Daphne Merkin presents 22 Minutes of Unconditional Love with Meghan Daum. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Jennifer Steil and Ava Homa join the Lockdown Lit at Lunch series. Facebook, 11 a.m. PDT, free.

Kendra Atleework talks with Luis Alberto Urrea about Miracle Country, a memoir. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Marion Winik presents Above Us Only Sky with Tom Beer. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Judith Levine presents The Feminist and the Sex Offender with Melissa Gira Grant. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Justin Taylor presents Riding with the Ghost, a memoir, with Marie-Helene Bertino. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Amy Poeppel presents Musical Chairs with Marcy Dermansky. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $15.

Lindsay Ellis presents Axiom’s End with John Scalzi. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $15.

Colin Dickey presents The Unidentified with Caitlin Doughty. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 7/22: Lilly Dancyger and Claire Rudy Foster discuss landscape and memory. Powerhouse Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ellen Prentiss Campbell presents Known By Heart. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Courtney Maum celebrates the paperback launch of Costalegre with Julie Orringer. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $15.

Molly Howes presents A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Thomas Hynes and Amy Plitt discuss Wild City. Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Gary Vikan presents The Holy Shroud: A Brilliant Hoax in the Time of the Black Death. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

David Adjmi presents Lot Six with Mona Simpson. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Lindsay Ellis presents Axiom’s End. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Daniel Riley presents Barcelona Days. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Catherine Lacey presents Pew with Max Porter. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 7/23: Mark Doty joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Hope Jahren presents The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Adrian Tomine presents The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Amity Gaige presents Sea Wife with Susan Choi, author of Trust Exercise. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Anthony Cody, Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez, and Tanya Shirazi read and discuss their writing. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Xandria Phillips, Donika Kelly, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths join the Brooklyn Poets readings series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 7/24: Adrian Tomine presents The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Nicole Chung and Jenny Heijun Wills speak with Mee-ok. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Kristen Millares Young presents Subduction with Lory Beidkian, Brittany Ackerman, and Alexandra Teague. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn hosts a virtual craft happy hour. 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 →