Notable Online: 8/9–8/15

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Monday 8/10: Laura van den Berg, Karolina Waclawiak, Bethany C. Morrow, and Mary South join the Franklin Park Reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Morgan Jerkins presents Wandering in Strange Lands. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $15.

Aria Aber, Diannely Antigua, Jake Skeets, and Genya Turovskaya join the Whiting Foundation for an evening of readings. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Elisa Gabbert presents The Unreality of Memory with Kaveh Akbar. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 8/11: Lyz Lenz presents Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women with Dr. Jen Gunter. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

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

Natalie Diaz, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Tyehimba Jess, and Joshua Bennett join the Soul Sister Revue. Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Cree LeFavour presents Private Means and talks with Dwight Garner. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kiki Petrosino and Lynnell Major Edwards join the Further Notice reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. MDT, free.

Aimee Bender presents The Butterfly Lampshade. Harvard Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Juditha Dowd presents Audubon’s Sparrow with Arlene Weiner. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Dan Mathews presents Like Crazy: Life with My Mother and Her Invisible Friends. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Daven McQueen presents The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones and talks with I-Yana Tucker. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth present Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics with Deborah Riley Draper. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

David Goodwillie presents Kings County, and talks with Molly Jong-Fast. WORD Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Lisa Selin Davis presents Tomboy. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jeannie Vanasco and Betsy Bonner discuss Things We Didn’t Talk about When I Was a Girl and The Book of Atlantis Black: The Search for a Sister Gone Missing. Mad Street Books (register to receive event link), 7 p.m. CDT, $5.

Wednesday 8/12: Ashleigh Bryant Phillips discusses Sleepovers with Taylor Grieshober and Evan Gray. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Diane Cook presents The New Wilderness with Arianna Rebolini. Books are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Margot Livesey presents The Boy in the Field. Harvard Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Molly Wizenberg presents The Fixed Stars with Helen Rosner. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Laura Lippman presents My Life as a Villainess: Essays and talks with Alice Bolin. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Tope Folarin hosts a craft happy hour. The Writers Center via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Jackson Bird presents Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, donation suggested.

Catherine Lacey presents Pew with Jonathan Lethem. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Matthew Salesses presents Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear. Powerhouse Arena via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 8/13: Laura van den Berg joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Michele Filgate celebrates the paperback release of What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence with Kiese Laymon, Nayomi Munaweera, and host Brian Gresko. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ziggy Edwards, Gerard Furey, Roberta Hatcher, Joe Kaldon, and Mike James joins the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Diane Cook presents The New Wilderness with Rahawa Haile. Booksmith via Facebook, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Lynda Lopez presents AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with Natalie Sylvester. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Walter Johnson presents The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Patrick Howell, Tori Reid, Tom Lutz, and Mobolaji Olambiwonnu discuss Dispatches from the Vanguard: The Global International African Arts Movement Versus Donald J. Trump. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Melanie Conroy-Goldman talks with Elizabeth Kadetsky about The Likely World. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Vincent Bevins presents The Jakarta Method. Powerhouse Arena via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Alicia Elliott presents A Mind Spread Out on the Ground with Terese Marie Mailhot. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 8/14: Annik LaFarge presents Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions. Harvard Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Saturday 8/15: Alec Karakatsanis, Tiffany Sizemore, and the Abolitionist Law Center discuss Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System and abolition from prison and police. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, pay what you can.

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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 →