Sunday 10/4: Lee Child, Salman Rushdie, Mia Couto, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrian Tomine, Emily St. John Mandel, Claudia Rankine, Marie Lu, Colson Whitehead, and many more join the Virtual Brooklyn Book Festival. Various streaming, 10–11 a.m. EDT, free.
Nancy Naomi Carlson, Lola Haskins, Susan Sonde, and Pamela Murray Winters read poetry. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 2 p.m. EDT, free.
Four authors honored by the 2019 National Book Awards—Kwame Alexander, Jericho Brown, Marlon James, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor—talk with moderator Lisa Lucas about contemporary literature, recognition, and cross-genre Black storytelling. CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Lauren Francis-Sharma, Emily Temple, and Laura van den Berg discuss violence, economics, and colonialism, framed through the persistent shadow of misogyny. Moderated by Emily Firetog, deputy editor of Literary Hub. CrowdCast, 10 p.m. EDT, free.
Jonathan Lee, Anne-Marie Fyfe, and Tom Sleigh join host Matthew Yeager for Monday Night Poetry. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Abayomi Animashaun, Helen Ruggieri, Linda Simone, Katie Manning, and Nancy Reddy talk publishing and literary community. Black Lawrence Press via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
Nils Michals and Sami Miranda read poetry. Cafe Muse via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Tuesday 10/6: Armen Davoudian and Richie Hofmann join the Further Notice Reading Series. Zoom, 8 p.m. CDT, free.
Ruby Hamad and Randa Jarrar presents White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color. Loyalty Books via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
Richard Kreitner presents Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.
Connor Towne O’Neill presents Down Along with That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy. The Center for Fiction via CrowdCast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Dr. Martha Jones presents Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. City Lit Books via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. CST, free.
Thursday 10/8: Makenna Goodman, Hari Kunzru, and Sigrid Nunez join host Brian Gresko for The Antibody reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
Doralee Brooks and Susan Shaw Sailer celebrate their latest releases with Joan E. Bauer, Celeste Gainey, and Lori Wilson. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Suzanne Roberts joins the Readings by Writers Series. Zoom, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.
Ruby Hamad talks with Koe Beck about White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Friday 10/9: Alexandria Hall, Jihyun Yun, and S. Brook Corfman read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Dr. Martha Jones talks with Korey Garibaldi about Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. Brain Lair Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Kazim Ali, Sumita Chakraborty, and Taylor Johnson discuss their new books with moderator Andrés Cerpa. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Jubi Arriola-Headley and Zack Haber joins the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.
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