Notable Online: 7/5–7/11

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Monday 7/6: Stephanie Burt presents After Callimachus with Mark Payne. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Charlotte Pence presents Code with John Skoyles and Gail Mazur. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ian Svenonius presents The Psychic Soviet with Glen E. Friedman. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Traci Brimhall and Burgi Zenhaeusern join the Writer’s Center series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Wayne Koestenbaum presents Figure It Out with Maggie Nelson. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Hank Green and John Green discuss A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $32.

Leigh Stein presents Self Care with Chelsea Hodson. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Tuesday 7/7: Afia Atakora, Clare Beams, and Kirkland Hamill join host Brian Gresko for The Antibody reading series. YouTube and Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Sarah Gerard presents True Love with Patty Yumi Cottrell. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Blake Butler presents Alice Knott with Chelsea Hodson. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Alex Richards presents Accidental with Phil Stamper. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Rory Power presents Burn Our Bodies Down with Ashley Spivey. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

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

Gail Caldwell presents Bright Precious Thing with Gloria Steinem. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Curtis Sittenfeld presents Rodham and talks with Roxane Gay. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Hank Green presents A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor with John Green. YouTube, 6 p.m. CDT, free.

Meredith O’Brien and Leslie Gray Streeter join the Lockdown Lit at Lunch. Facebook, 11 a.m. PDT, free.

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan discuss The Heir Affair. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, $34.

Brandy Colbert presents The Voting Booth with Nina LaCour. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Ari Braverman presents The Ballad of Big Feeling with Juliet Escoria. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Tana Wojczuk presents Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America’s First Celebrity with Amy Brady. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free, donation suggested.

Lauren J. Sharkey presents Inconvenient Daughter with Sheila Squillante. White Whale Bookstores via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Wednesday 7/8: Debra Jo Immergut presents You Again with Cheryl Pearl Sucher. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kevin O’Leary presents Madison’s Sorrow: Today’s War on the Founders and America’s Liberal Ideal. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Steven Levy presents Facebook: The Inside Story with Lawrence Lessig. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Lara Prescott presents The Secrets We Keep. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Leslie Kern presents Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World with Samuel Stein. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Lynn Steger Strong presents Want and talks with Rumaan Alam. Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Samantha M. Bailey, David Bell, Lynne Constantine, Hannah Mary McKinnon, and Roz Nay join a panel on thrillers moderated by best-selling author Wendy Walker. Shakespeare & Co. via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Heather Lende presents Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaska Adventure in Small-Town Politics. Zoom, 9 p.m. EDT, free.

Thea Matthews presents Unearth [The Flowers]. Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Thursday 7/9: Emily Wortman-Wunder joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PST, free.

André Aciman and Stacey D’Erasmo discuss Olivia by Dorothy Strachey. The Center for Fiction, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Adam Wilson presents Sensation Machines with Kimberly King Parsons and Justin Taylor. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Stephen Genetti, Walt Peterson, Christine Telfer, Paul Zdrale, Jr., and Jay Carson join the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange reading. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Andrew Martin presents Cool for America and talks with Halle Butler. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free, donation suggested.

George Hofmann presents Resilience: Handling Anxiety in the Time of Crisis. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Diane Cardwell presents Rockaway: Surfing Headlong into a New Life. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Susan Wiggs presents The Lost and Found Bookshop. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

David K. Randall presents Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague with Dr. Celine Gounder. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Robin Wasserman presents Mother Daughter Widow Wife with Leslie Jamison, author of Make It Scream, Make It Burn. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free with RSVP.

Niloufar Talebi presents Self-Portrait In Bloom with Sokunthary Svay. Brookline Booksmith via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Friday 7/10: Brad Fox presents To Remain Nameless with Claire Messud. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rose Andersen presents The Heart And Other Monsters with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Saeed Jones presents How We Fight for Our Lives and talks with Morgan Parker. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free with RSVP.

Saturday 7/11: Tony Trigilio, Ellen McGrath Smith, and Sara McNally join the Vaser Cat reading series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.,m. EDT, free with RSVP.

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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 →