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'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 →