Notable Online: 8/16–8/22

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Monday 8/17: Jan Cherubin presents The Orphan’s Daughter and Ellen Prentiss Campbell presents Known By Heart. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Aimee Bender presents The Butterfly Lampshade. Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Elisa Gabbert presents The Unreality Of Memory: And Other Essays with Brandon Taylor. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Billy-Ray Belcourt, Rose Andersen, Damon Young, and Alisson Wood join host Lilly Dancyger for the Memoir Monday reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 8/18: Heidi Pitlor presents Impersonation with Joanna Rakoff. Harvard Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Fatima Bhutto presents The Runaways with Susan Abulhawa. The Strand via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, $15.

James McBride presents Deacon King Kong. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Claire Phillips presents A Room with a Darker View: Chronicles of My Mother and Schizophrenia with Emily Rapp Black. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Peter Cameron presents What Happens at Night with Christopher Beha. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Jessica Gross presents Hysteria with Marie-Helene Bertino. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Micah Bournes joins the Cobalt Reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil presents World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments with Mira Jacob. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 8/19: Hannah Cajandig-Taylor, Talia Gordon, and p. hodges adams join the Pretty Owl Poetry reading. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Heidi Pitlor presents Impersonation and Caroline Leavitt presents With or Without You. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Chanel Miller presents Know My Name. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $10.

Thursday 8/20: Jake Skeets joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Arshay Cooper presents A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team with Aquil Abdullah. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Nina Shengold talks with Cheryl Pearl Sucher about Reservoir Year: A Walker’s Book of Days. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Diane Cook presents The New Wilderness with Jane Marie. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Fatima Bhutto talks with Ariel Levy about The Runaways. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Joann Boswell, Christopher Luna, and Rebecca Smolen read from their latest poetry collections. Annie Bloom’s Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Edward Ball presents Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy. A Capella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Daniel Hornsby presents Via Negativa with Andrew Martin. Harvard Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $3 suggested.

Elizabeth Deanna Morris Lake, Kelly Lorraine Andrews, and Jessica Lanay celebrate Ashley Sugarnotch & the Wolf. White Whale Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

David Hill presents The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice. The Ivy via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Donna Hemans presents Tea by the Sea with a virtual craft happy hour. Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 8/21: Alan Chazaro, Claire Jimenez, and Paloma Sierra have a discussion. White Whale Bookstore, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Shruti Swamy presents A House Is a Body with Megha Majumdar. Harvard Bookstore via Zoom, 7 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 →