Notable Online: 10/11–10/17

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Monday 10/12: Mychal Denzel Smith, Jason Diamond, and Morgan Jerkins joins the Franklin Park Reading Series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Khadijah Queen, Carlos Andrés Gomez, and Elana Bell join host Angel Nafis for the Greenlight Poetry Salon. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Shani Mootoo and Ian Williams with Lucy Jane Bledsoe discuss Polar Vortex. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Darcie Little Badger, Eric Gansworth, and Anton Treuer join the Native Voices Out Loud series. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Hannah Gamble and Suzanne Wise join the Monday Night poetry series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Vanessa Veselka talks with Karen Russell about The Great Offshore Grounds. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 10/13: Marvin Dorsey joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Diane Goettel, J.G. McClure, Tanis MacDonald, Christine Beck, Diana Rosen, and Aaron Brown join Black Lawrence press for The Poet’s Journey. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Wendy S. Walters, Andrew Simonet, and Darin Strauss join co-hosts M. M. De Voe and Christina Chiu for a Pen Parentis Literary Salon. Online, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Peace Adzo Medie presents His Only Wife. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Kristen Millares Young, Kim Addonizio, and Elizabeth Rosner discuss Subduction. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Namwali Serpell talks with Chris Abani about Stranger Faces. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kendra Atleework and Alia Volz discuss Miracle Country and Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco. Go Passage, 9 p.m. EDT, free.

Michele Morano presents Like Love. Powehrouse via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Mariana Enriquez, Gunnhild Øyehaug, Andrew McMillan, and John Freeman celebrate the latest issue of Freeman’s. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Shalom Auslander presents Mother for Dinner with Cheryl Pearl Sucher. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Claire Messud presents Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write: An Autobiography in Essays. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $10.

Elias Khoury and Robyn Creswell discuss Children of the Ghetto: My Name Is Adam. Online Stream, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Cory Doctorow presents Attack Surface. The Strand via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, $15.

Raven Leilani presents Luster. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 10/14: Sumita Chakraborty presents Arrow with Rachel Mennies. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Eileen Myles presents For Now. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Cory Doctorow presents Attack Surface. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Robert Duncan presents Loudmouth with Craig Finn. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Marilynne Robinson presents Jack. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $32.

Phil Klay presents Missionaries with Nate DiMeo. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Christopher Swann presents Never Turn Back. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Maggie Smith presents Keep Moving with Rebecca Soffer. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 10/15: Amy Irvine and Pam Houston will join the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Stephanie Lacava presents The Superrationals. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Katie Skelly presents Maids with Alissa Bennett. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ivan Vladislavić presents The Distance with Peter Godwin. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Rebecca Roanhorse presents Black Sun with Justina Ireland. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Cinelle Barnes, Devi Laskar, and Natalia Sylvester presents A Measure of Belonging: Twenty-One Writers of Color on the New American South. A Capella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

John D’Emilio and Steven Louis Brawley discuss Queer Legacies: Stories from Chicago’s LGBTQ Archives. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Tobias Carroll and Christen Carter discuss Political Sign and Button Power. Pilsen Community Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Lee van der Voo presents As the World Burns: The New Generation of Activists and the Landmark Legal Fight Against Climate Change with Alex Loznak. City Lit Books via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. CDT, free.

Cory Doctorow presents Attack Surface. Go Passage, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Franny Choi, Nate Marshall, and Lidia Yuknavitch join The Rumpus and the Rally Reading series for a politically charged evening of readings and discussion. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 10/16: Michael Simms presents American Ash with Joan E. Bauer, Philip Terman, and Richard St. John.White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kimberly M. Zieselman presents Xoxy: A Memoir (Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist)
 with Robin Honan. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Eddie R. Cole discusses The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, noon, $3.

Kristen Millares Young talks with with Anca L. Szilágyi about Subduction. City Lit Books via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. CDT, free.

Saturday 10/17: Yesenia Montilla, Deena November, and Leslie Anne Mcilroy join the Laser Cat/Vaser Cat reading series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Mariah Barber, Vanessa Hua, Shanon Lee, and Ivelisse Rodriguez talk with panel moderator Patrick Corvington about Race Through a Literary Lens. The Writers Center via Zoom, 1:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Robert Glück and Ted Rees join the Segue Reading series. Zoom, 5 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 →