Notable Online: 11/8–11/14

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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.

Nicole Krauss and Julie Orringer discuss To Be a Man. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $30.

Tuesday 11/10: Brit Bennett and Bryan Washington discuss their new novels, The Vanishing Half and Memorial. Moderated by Jennifer Baker. Online via Portland Book Festival, 1 p.m. PST, 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.

Dwight Garner and Benjamin Dreyer discuss Garner’s Quotations: A Modern Miscellany. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 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.

Janna Levin presents Black Hole Survival Guide. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

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.

Ellen Michaelson with Natalie Serber discuss The Care of Strangers. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 10 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.

Nicole Krauss presents To Be a Man and talks with Joshua Cohen. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $32.

Pamela Sneed talks with Saeed Jones about Funeral Diva. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Taylor Johnson and Malik Thompson discuss Inheritance. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 8 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.

Thursday 11/12: Toni Jensen presents Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land. Zoom, 5 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.

Celia Paul presents Self-Portrait with Judith Thurman. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Michelle de Kretser discusses Shirley Hazzard with Brigitta Olubas and Robert Pogue Harrison. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Kiese Laymon presents How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America with Minda Honey. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Jerald Walker and Robert Atwan discuss How to Make a Salve and Other Essays and Best American Essays 2020. Harvard Bookstore via CrowCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

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.

Sara B. Larson talks with Kalynn Bayron and Danielle Paige about Warriors of Wing and Flame. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Nate Marshall and Jennifer Perrine discuss their new collections, Finna and Again. Moderated by  Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani. Online via Portland Book Festival, 12:30 p.m. PST, free.

Friday 11/13: Monica Prince, Eric Tran, and Cameron Barnett read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Vitor Martins talks with Abdi Nazemian about Here the Whole Time. Books Are Magic 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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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 →