Notable Online: 8/30–9/5

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Monday 8/31: Christina Baker Kline presents The Exiles. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Alyssa Cole and Beverly Jenkins discuss When No One Is Watching. Loyalty Books via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Maggie Kast presents Side by Side but Never Face to Face: A Novella and Stories with Rachel Swearingen. Annie Bloom’s Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Mike Birbiglia talks with J. Hope Stein about The New One. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Laura Moss White, Sanja Kulenovic, and Jadurani celebrate Vroman’s Local Author Day. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher, and America Ferrera discuss Sanctuary. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 9/1: Nathan D. Horowitz joins the Cobalt Poetry series. Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Lev Grossman presents The Silver Arrow. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Abayomi Animashaun and contributors David Shumate, Michelle Bonczek Evory, Michael Angel Martin, and Tanis MacDonald celebrate the release of Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New and Beginner Poets. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Meg Elison celebrates Find Layla with Somaiya Daud, Rory Power, Adam Sass, and Maggie Tokuda-Hall. The Bindery via Passage, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond joins the First Tuesdays reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Stephanie Scott presents What’s Left of Me Is Yours. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Laura Lippman and Megan Abbott discuss My Life as a Villainous. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Henri Cole presents Blizzard. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Barney Scout Mann presents Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail with Casey Schreiner. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Yaa Gyasi talks with Roxane Gay about Transcendent Kingdom. The Strand via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, $35.

Wednesday 9/2: Teresa Fazio presents Fidelis with Kate Germano. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Asha Lemmie presents Fifty Words for Rain with Fiona Davis. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $15.

Nancy Jooyoun Kim presents The Last Story of Minna Lee with Ingrid Rojas Contreras. The Bindery via Passage, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Fatima Bhutto presents The Runaways with Lisa Lucas. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EDT, $3.

Adam Smyer presents You Can Keep That to Yourself: A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallor with Irma Herrera. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Greg Mania presents Born to Be Public with Lindy West. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Thursday 9/3: Aimee Nezhukumatathil joins the Readings by Writers Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Amber Sparks presents And I Do Not Forgive: Stories and Other Revenges and hosts a virtual craft happy hour. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Margaret Atwood discusses The Testaments with Carmen Maria Machado. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EDT, $21.

Friday 9/4: Bea Koch presents Mad and Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency with Emma Straub. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Clare Beams, Irina Reyn, and John Fried have a virtual book party celebrating The Illness Lesson, Mother Country, and The Martin Chronicles. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 9/5: Nina Clements presents Our Mother of Sorrow. White Whale 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 →