Monday 12/7: Judith Bowles and Rose Solari read poetry with Café Muse. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.
Philip Gefter talks with Lynne Tillman about What Becomes a Legend Most: A Biography of Richard Avedon. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Anne Carson, Thomas Mallon, and Kimberly Grey join the Monday Night poetry series. KGB Bar via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Tuesday 12/8: Trey Ellis, Julia Glass, and Patty Dann join the Pen Parentis End of Year Superstar Celebration. Facebook and YouTube, 7 p.m. EST, $10 suggested.
Ken Scott joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PST, free.
Matthew B. Kelley and Phillip B. Williams read from their latest works with the Cornell College Center for the Literary Arts. Zoom, 4:30 p.m. EST, free.
Simon Doonan presents How to Be Yourself: Life-Changing Advice from a Reckless Contrarian. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Wednesday 12/9: Ryan Chapman hosts De’Shawn Charles Winslow, Geoff Dyer, Kristen Arnett, Rebecca Makkai, Maris Kreizman, Josh Gondelman, and Bob Doyle for a literary variety show, definitely not violating the trademarks of The Tonight Show. Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.
Thursday 12/10: Rachel Lyon hosts Nadia Owusu, Leah Umansky, Amber Sparks, Alisson Wood, Shuang Ang, Hawa Allan, and Amy Lee Lillard for Epiphany Magazine’s year-end event. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.
Charles Baxter joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PST, free.
Sara Schaff and Gina Myers talk with Nicole Lourette. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Join TPT – Twin Cities PBS for an ART IS event featuring a multimedia showcase performed by Minnesota poets Su Hwang, Roy G. Guzmán, and Michael Torres. Online, 7 p.m. CST, free.
Britt Inman, Scott Alexander Hess, Sheila-Joon Azim, Mac Barrett, Nancy Hightower, Simi Toledano, Amanda Miller, and Amy Dupcak join the latest Lyrics, Lit, & Liquor. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.
Celebrate the end of a very long year with Barrelhouse and The Rumpus! Featuring inspiring readings from and conversation with Kaveh Akbar, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Danielle Evans, Melissa Febos, Christopher Gonzalez, and Megan Stielstra. Hosted by Rumpus editor-in-chief Marisa Siegel. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Alice Quinn, Carol Muske Dukes, Tommy Orange, Rex Wilder, and Ron Koertge present Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America’s Poets Respond to the Pandemic. Vroman’s via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PST, free.
Saturday 12/12: Tara L. Conley, Aaron K. Foley, Kisha Nicole Foster, Njaimeh Njie, Courtney Wise Randolph, Mark V. Reynolds, Terrence Shambley Jr., and Terrion L. Williamson discuss the concept of home. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.
Rae Armantrout and John Sakkis join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.
Join The Rumpus and Marías at Sampaguitas for the first installment of WOMXN SPEAK, a new monthly reading series geared towards creating a stage for BIPOC women-identified poets and prose writers of all stages of their career. With readings from Tiana Clark, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, Khalisa Rae, Ashley M. Jones, Natalie Lima, Gaia Rajan, Jihyun Yun, and Nikki Wallschlaeger! Emceed by Taylor Byas. Solid State Books via CrowdCast, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.
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