Notable Online: 9/20–9/26

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Sunday 9/20: Karin Cecile Davidson join hosts Ben Tanzer and Lori Hettler to discuss Sybelia Drive. Instagram, 2:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Monday 9/21: David Baker and Page Hill Starzinger join the Monday Night Poetry Series. KGB Bar via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Aimee Liu, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, and Sherri L. Smith are writing for peace. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Athena Dixon, Sarah Kasbeer, Angela Chen, and Melissa Faliveno join host Lilly Dancyger for Memoir Monday. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 9/22: Lisbeth Coiman joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Eileen Myles presents For Now with Ariana Reines. The Strand via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Abayomi Animashaun, Chaun Ballard, Stacey Balkun, Jaydn DeWald, Nathan McClain, and Zoë Brigley join Black Lawrence Press for a craft talk to celebrate Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New & Beginner Poets. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe talks with Christina Quintana and Naomi J. Williams to celebrate the paperback release of Lava Falls. The Bindery via GoPassage, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Sah D’Simone talks with Alexandra Roxo about Spiritually Sassy: 8 Radical Steps to Activate Your Innate Superpowers. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

David Goodrich presents A Voyage Across an Ancient Ocean: A Bicycle Journey Through the Northern Dominion of Oil and talks with Andrea Hansell. The Writing Center via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Claudia Rankine presents Just Us. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

Adrian Matejka and Megan Fernandes joins the Further Notice reading series. Zoom, 9 p.m. EDT, free.

Yaa Gyasi talks with Courtney Martin with Transcendent Kingdom. City Arts via Livestream, 7:30 p.m. PDT, $29.

Helen MacDonald talks with Jeff VanderMeer about Vesper Flights. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum launches Likes with Brandon Taylor. The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Molly Wizenberg presents The Fixed Stars. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 9/23: Clare McHugh talks with Alice McDermott about A Most English Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria’s Daughter. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Walter Mosley, Leon Addison Brown, and Jamia Wilson join the The Center for Fiction’s Story/Teller series. The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Shalom Auslander presents Mother for Dinner. Powerhouse via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Melissa Faliveno, Nate Marshall, and Kukuwa Ashun join host Jiordan Castle for the latest Pigeon Pages reading series. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 8:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Makenna Goodman presents The Shame and talks with Clare Beams. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tobias Carroll, Jason Diamond, Ava Homa, Liara Tamani, and Krithika Varagur join host Paige McGreevy for the return of the Les Bleues Literary Salon. Instagram, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Mychal Denzel Smith presents Stakes Is High. Uncle Bobbie’s via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 9/24: Kelli Jo Ford, Raven Leilani, Melissa Ragsly, and host Brian Gresko returns with The Antibody reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Susannah Marren presents A Palm Beach Scandal. Shakespeare & Co. via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Doon Arbus presents The Caretaker with Hilton Als. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Craig Johnson presents Next to Last Stand. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Shaheen Dil, Timons Esaias, Don Krieger, Arlene Weiner, and Barry Govenor join the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange reading series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Fowzia Karimi talks with Micheline Aharonian Marcom about Above Us the Milky Way. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ayad Akhtar presents Homeland Elegies. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

Friday 9/25: Kris, Malcolm Friend, Celeste Gainey, Emily Mohn-Slate, Cameron Barnett, Jason Baldinger, Doralee Brooks, Adriana E. Ramírez, Ellen McGrath Smith, and Don Wentworth. celebrate Getting Out the Vote. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Hafizah Geter presents Un-American. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

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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 →