Sunday 11/8: Daniel Takeshi Krause, Stella Hayes, Elena Karina Byrne, Andrew Tonkovich, and C. P. Rosenthal celebrate new books from What Books Press. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 3 p.m. PDT, free.
Monday 11/9: Leslie Jamison, Darin Strauss, Greg Mania, and Stacie Evans join host Marae Hart for a virtual Franklin Park reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.
Joselia Rebekah Hughes and Jimena Lucero join The Poetry Project, with guest introductions from Cyrée Jarelle Johnson and Akeema-Zane. Online, 8 p.m. EST, free.
Lynell George and Louise Steinman present A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.
Bushra Rehman, Matt Jakubowski, and Robert Levy join the Pen Parentis reading series. Hosted by M. De Voe, Christina Chiu, and introducing new Pen Parentis Writing Fellow Dawn Ryan. Online, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Melody Schreiber presents What We Didn’t Expect: Personal Stories about Premature Birth, with Tyrese L. Coleman and Jonathan Freeman-Coppadge. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, free.
LeVan D. Hawkins joins the Cobalt Poets series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PST, free.
Lynne Viti, Diane Gensler, and Ron Cassie celebrate new books from Apprentice House Press. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill presents We Are Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility. Uncle Bobbies via CrowdCast, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.
Kiese Laymon talks with Darnell L. Moore, Marlon Peterson, and Mychal Denzel Smith in celebration of the revised paperback edition of How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Wednesday 11/11: Dr. Martha S. Jones discusses Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All with Dr. Keisha N. Blain. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Maureen Mahon presents Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll with Bridgett M. Davis. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.
John Freeman, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Kawai Strong Washburn discuss environmental justice and the inseparableness of the climate crisis and economic inequality. Online via Portland Book Festival, 12 p.m. PST, free.
Eula Biss, emily m. danforth, Danielle Evans, Christa Parravani, and Sejal Shah join the Red Ink series, hosted by Michele Filgate. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Marlee Grace presents Getting to Center: Pathways to Finding Yourself Within the Great Unknown with Erica Chidi. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.
Adam Kirsch presents The Blessing & the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century with Ruth Franklin. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.
Friday 11/13: Monica Prince, Eric Tran, and Cameron Barnett read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Jameson Fitzpatrick, Raven Leilani, Maura Roosevelt, and Sarah M. Sala join the NYU MFA reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.
The Believer’s Black Talk, Black Feeling at Portland Book Festival will feature novelist and short story author Danielle Evans, young adult author Bethany C. Morrow, and poet Khadijah Queen. Online via Portland Book Festival, 5 p.m. PST, free.
Saturday 11/14: Douglas Manuel, Michelle Latiolais, Victoria Chang, David Hernandez, and Henry Lara celebrate ZYZZYVA. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.
Trisha Low and Alisha Mascarenhas join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.
Denice Frohman, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Cathy Linh Che, Safia Jama, and Naomi Extra join host JP Howard and Cynthia Manick for the Soul Sister Revue. Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free.
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