Notable Online: 9/13–9/19

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Sunday 9/13: Fariha Róisín presents Like a Bird with Tanaïs. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 3 p.m. PDT, free.

Monday 9/14: Marie-Helene Bertino, Vanessa Veselka, Sam Pink, and Michael Seidlinger, join host Marae Hart and Penina Roth for the virtual edition of the Franklin Park Reading Series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Peace Adzo Medie presents His Only Wife. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EDT, $3.

Kerri Arsenault and Jaed Coffin discuss Mill Town and Roughhouse Friday. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Paula Chase talks with Renée Watson about Turning Point. Brain Lair Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Gina Williams, Dan Raphael, and Christopher Luna read poetry. Annie Bloom’s Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Jacqueline Suskin presents The Edge of the Continent: The Desert. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Mychal Denzel Smith and Brit Bennett discuss Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $5.

Richard McCann and Jodi Bolz join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB Bar via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Carlos Aguasaco, Mark Eisner, Tina Escaja, and Idra Novey celebrate books beneath the bridge and read from their works. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 9/15: Alex Dang joins the Cobalt Poets series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Diane Goettel and anthology contributors Norman Minnick Jr., Jason McCall, Emily Stoddard, and John Langfeld discuss Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New & Beginner Poets. Black Lawrence Press via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Cathy Linh Che, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Lynne Procope, and Cynthia Manick join the Soul Sister Revue. Zoom, 1 p.m. EDT, free.

Tiffany D. Jackson presents Grown and Mark Oshiro presents Each of Us a Desert. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Emily Hashimoto talks with Sarah Schulman about A World Between. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Julian Winters talks with Leah Johnson discuss The Summer of Everything. Brain Lair Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Robyn Creswell, Hodna Bentali Gharsallah Nuernberg, Rawad Wehbe, and moderator Sarah Coolidge. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Katherine Landdeck presents The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II. A Cappella books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Caitlin Moran presents More Than a Woman. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 1 p.m. CDT, free.

Sarah Kirk, Tracy Chahwan, Gerardo Alba, and Alexandra Beguez celebrate Guantanamo Voices: The True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Frank B. Wilderson III presents Afropessimism. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Nikky Finney and Nandi Comer will read from their new collections, Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry: Poems & Artifacts and Tapping Out along with moderator Parneshia Jones Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Tobias Carroll presents Political Sign and Kenneth R. Rosen presents Bulletproof Vest from the Object Lessons series. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 9/16: Lexie Bean discusses The Ship We Built with Laurie Halse Anderson. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Veronica Montes, Alan Chazaro, Ricco Villanueva Siasoco, and Elsa Valmidiano join the Daly City Public Library Celebrates Local Authors Virtual Bookfest. Zoom, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Chuck Palahniuk talks with Richard Kadrey about The Invention of Sound. The Bindery via Go Passage, 7 p.m. PDT, $36.

Meredith Hall presents Beneficence and talks with Lily Brooks-Dalton. Vroman’s Books via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Jessica Marie Johnson presents Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. Uncle Bobbie’s via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Melissa Monroe presents Medusa Beach with Edwin Frank. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

francine j. harris and Carl Phillips celebrate their new books of poetry, Here Is the Sweet Hand and Pale Colors in a Tall Field. Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 9/17: Mitchell Jackson joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

M.O. Walsh presents The Big Door Prize. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Sophie Yanow and Alison Bechdel discuss The Contradictions. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Fariha Róisín and Zeba Blay discuss Like a Bird. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Kerri Arsenault presents Mill Town. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Salar Abdoh presents Out of Mesopotamia and talks with Dalia Sofer, author of Man of My Time along with moderator Persis Karim. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Jill Lepore presents If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future with the Brooklyn Public Library. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jordan Stump and Imani Perry discuss Marie NDiaye’s That Time of Year. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Susan Buttenwieser, Jeffrey Harrison, Yona Harvey, and Ricardo Alberto Maldonado celebrate books from Four Way Books. Shakespeare & Co. via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Miah Jeffra presents The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! with Alanna Lin Ramage, Cheryl Klein, Claudia Rodriguez, Seth Fischer, and Linda Ravenswood. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Friday 9/18: Adam O. Davis, M. Soledad Caballero, Ann Townsend, and Andrew Seguin celebrate Index of Haunted Houses. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Suzzy Roche presents The Town Crazy with Meg Wolitzer. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Makenna Goodman presents The Shame with Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Edward D. Melillo presents The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Jose Hernandez Diaz presents The Fire Eater and presents a virtual craft happy hour. The Writing Center via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 9/19: Veronica Corpuz, Brittany Hailer, and Jaden Gongaware join the Laser Cat/Vaser Cat series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Yaa Gyasi presents Transcendent Kingdom. Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, 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 →