Notable Online: 11/29–12/5

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Monday 11/30: Tauno Biltsted, Anca L. Szilágyi, and Kris Waldherr discuss Politics of Then and Now in Historical Fiction. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Matvei Yankelevich, John High, Uljana Wolf, Mihret Kebede, May Huang, Sarah Booker, and Elisa Wouk Almino celebrate Circumference. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Tuesday 12/1: Nandi Comer and makalani bandele join the Further Notice reading series. Zoom, 10 p.m. EST, free.

Benjamin Moser and Leslie Jamison discuss Sontag: Her Life and Work. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 3 p.m. EST, free.

Chelsea G. Summers talks with Mat Johnson about A Certain Hunger. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Karen Sherman presents Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Cheryl Latif joins the Cobalt Poets series. Zoom, 7 p.m. PST, free.

Julie Buxbaum presents Admission with E. Lockhart. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Claire Malroux presents Daybreak: New and Selected Poems with Marilyn Hacker and Susan Barba. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 5:30 p.m. EST, free.

Denise Williams presents How to Fail at Flirting with Nichole Perkins. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Nadia Abu El-Haj, Mamadou Diouf, and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz join David Scott to discuss Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities. Book Culture via Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Charles Yu presents Interior Chinatown and talks with Charlie Jane Anders. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Wednesday 12/2: Becky Cooper talks with Paige Williams about We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Felicia Luna Lemus and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore present Particulate Matter and The Freezer Door. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Thursday 12/3: Matthew Daddona, Hafizah Geter, and Xiaolu Guo join host Brian Gresko for The Antibody reading series. Zoom and YouTube, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Daniel Saldaña París talks with Alejandro Zambra about Ramifications. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Paloma Sierra, R/B Mertz, grace (ge) gilbert, and Fred Shaw celebrate City of Asylum’s Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Tom McCarthy, Lydia Millet, Joshua Cohen, and Dustin Illingworth discuss The Recognitions from NYRB. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 5:30 p.m. EST, free.

Adam Goodman and Carlos Ballesteros discuss The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants. Pilsen Books via YouTube, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Maria Dahvana Headley talks with Annalee Newitz discuss Beowulf: A New Translation and The Future of Another Timeline. Booksmith via GoPassage, 9 p.m. EST, free.

Maxim Loskutoff joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Zoë Bossiere and Dinty W. Moore talks with Rajpreet Heir, Torrey Peters, and Kristen Radtke about The Best of Brevity: Twenty Groundbreaking Years of Flash Nonfiction. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Friday 12/4: Adriana E. Ramírez, Jesse Welch, Lexi Rafael, Kizza, and Kelli Stevens Kane celebrate three decades of slam poetry in Pittsburgh. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Jane Smiley presents Perestroika in Paris and talks with Elaine Szewczyk. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Join the Harriman Institute, PEN America, and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights for a discussion with Akram Aylisli, author of Farewell Aylis: A Non-Traditional Novel in Three Works, translator Katherine E. Young, and journalist Alex Raufoglu. Moderated by Professor Mark Lipovetsky. Book Culture via Zoom and YouTube, noon EST, free.

Lauren Camp presents a virtual craft happy hour and discusses Took House. The Writing Center via Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Saturday 12/5: Alan Chazaro celebrate Piñata Theory from Black Lawrence Press along with Malcolm Friend and Kim Sousa. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Saretta Morgan and Jennifer Scappettone join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, 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 →