Notable Online: 8/23–8/29
Sunday 8/23: Jessica J. Lee presents with Esmé Weijun Wang. Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family’s Past Among Taiwan’s Mountains and Coasts White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free.
Monday 8/24: Emily Anthes presents with Carl Zimmer. The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness Harvard Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.
Greg Mania presents
with Samantha Irby. Born to Be Public Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Tuesday 8/25: Jason Diamond presents , his critical look at suburban America, with Angelica Jade Bastién. The Sprawl Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Nancy Agabian joins the Cobalt Poets series.
Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.
Ruth Baumann and Eleanor Boudreau join the Further Notice Reading Series.
Zoom, 7 p.m. MDT, free.
Margaret Kimberley presents
. Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents Harvard Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.
Sebene Selassie presents
and talks with with Mike Albo. You Belong: A Call for Connection Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free,
Darcie Little Badger presents
with Traci Sorell. Elatsoe McNally Jackson via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.
Christina Baker Kline presents
with Amor Towles. The Exiles The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $30.
Finola Austin discusses
and talks to Susan Wand of the NYC Chapter of HNS about writing historical fiction. Bronte’s Mistress Shakespeare & Co. via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.
Michael Gorra and Alice Kaplan discuss
. The Saddest Words: William Faulkner’s Civil War Online, 6 p.m. EDT, free.
Diannely Antigua, Kevin McLellan, Kat Read, Tanya Larkin, Justin Danzy, and Ron MacLean celebrate the latest issue of Pangyrus LitMag.
Online, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Tracy O’Neill, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth present
. Best Debut Short Stories 2020 McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Wednesday 8/26: Philip Terman presents with Nancy Krygowski, Richard St. John, and Jane McCafferty. This Crazy Devotion White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Michael Salcman presents
. Shades and Graces The Ivy via Zoom,
Michael Warr and Chun Yu read poetry.
Facebook, 7 p.m. PDT, free.
Odie Lindsey presents
with Katy Simpson Smith. Some Go Home McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Jill Filipovic presents
with Anand Giridharadas. OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $15.
Alisson Wood presents
with Lynn Steger Strong and moderator Michele Filgate. Being Lolita McNally Jackson via Zoom, 8:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Thursday 8/27: Becky Mandelbaum joins the Reading By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.
Mike Birbiglia presents
with J. Hope Stein. The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Vanessa Veselka presents
with Emma Donoghue. The Great Offshore Grounds Facebook, 7 p.m. PDT, free.
Friday 8/28: George Abraham and Luther Hughes host an LGBTQ open mic. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.
Tara Campbell hosts a virtual craft happy hour.
Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.
Saturday 8/29: Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with White Whale Bookstore, City Lit Books Chicago, Greenlight Bookstore, WORD Bookstore, or your favorite local bookstore.
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For past events, visit the Notable Online archives here.