Notable Online: 9/6–9/12

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Monday 9/7: Matthew Yeager hosts KGB Poetry with David Tomas Martinez and Star Black. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 9/8: Martha S. Jones presents Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All with Nikole Hannah-Jones. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Abayomi Animashaun and contributors Michael Collins, Rob Carney, Barbara Perry, and David M. Harris discuss Far Villages Anthology: Welcome Essays for New & Beginner Poets with Black Lawrence Press. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Chuck Palahniuk presents The Invention of Sound. Skylight Books via Livestream, 6:30 p.m. PDT, $5.

Bea Koch and Alyssa Cole present Mad & Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency. Loyalty Books via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Ryan North presents a virtual craft happy. Writers Center, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

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

Kristofer Collins, Daniela Buccilli, Richard Gegick, and Jamilla Rice celebrate The River Is Another Kind of Prayer. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Jill McCorkle presents Hieroglyphics. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Sarah Ruhl talks with Jill Bialosky about 44 Poems for You. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Daniel Mendelsohn presents Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate and talks with Jonathan Lethem. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Mary Cappello presents Lecture with Namwali Serpell. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Yaa Gyasi presents Transcendent Kingdom and talks with Tracy K. Smith. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $5.

Wednesday 9/9: Sue Miller presents Monogamy with Dani Shapiro. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

Sigrid Nunez talks with Susan Choi about What You Are Going Through. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Larry I. Palmer presents Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Lev Grossman presents The Silver Arrow. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Dr. Meera Shah presents You’re the Only One I’ve Told: The Stories Behind Abortion. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Megan Cummins presents If the Body Allows It with Brigid Hughes. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 9/10: Michele Filgate hosts the Red Ink Series with Natalie Diaz, Elisa Gabbert, Meredith Talusan, and Vanessa Veselka. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Aija Mayrock presents Dear Girl. The Strand via Zoom, 5:30 p.m. EDT, $15.

Amy Long hosts Tatiana Ryckman, Tobias Carroll, and Brice Randall Bickford for a Book Birthdays Reading. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

S. Brook Corfman celebrates My Daily Actions, or the Meteorites with Stephanie Cawley, Nico Amador, Yona Harvey, and Ruth Awad. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tara June Winch discusses The Yield. Brooklyn Public Library via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Kerri Arsenault presents Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains and talks with Ben Fountain. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Megan Alpert, Amelia Diaz Ettinger, and Jennifer Perrine celebrate books from Airlie Press. Annie Bloom’s Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Eric von Schrader talks about A Universe Less Traveled. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

M.O. Walsh presents The Big Door Prize with David James Poissant. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Sophie Hughes and Megan McDowell talk with Alejandra Oliva about Hurricane Season and Natural History. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Lara Ehrlich and Amy Shearn discuss Animal Wife and Unseen City. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Claudio Saunt presents Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Greer Macallister and Carrie Callaghan discuss Woman 99 and Salt the Snow. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Sarah Kasbeer presents A Woman, a Plan, an Outline of a Man with Alice Bolin. APSU via Zoom, 8 pm EDT, free.

Friday 9/11: Vanessa Veselka presents The Great Offshore Grounds. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $3.

The Book Project Presents: Writing Is Hard and No One Cares with Gabino Iglesias. Zoom, 6 p.m. MDT, $10.

Barney Scout Mann presents Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail. Vromans Boosktore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

David Hollander talks with Rick Moody about Anthropica. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 9/12: Jenny Erpenbeck presents Not a Novel: A Memoir in Pieces with Neel Mukherjee. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 2 p.m. EDT, free. So

Leah Umansky celebrates nine years of the COUPLET reading series with Meghan Privitello​​, Didi Jackson​​, Major Jackson​​, Ricardo Maldonado​​, Jill Bialosky​​, and Hala Alyan​​. The Read Room via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, $5.

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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 →