Notable Online: 1/3–1/9


Monday 1/4: Don Colburn and Lesley Wheeler join the Word Works with Café Muse and The Writers Center. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Jaya Saxena discusses Crystal Clear: Reflections on Extraordinary Talismans for Everyday Life with Claire Comstock-Gay. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Tuesday 1/5: James Coats joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 PST, free.

Ilyasah Shabazz and Tiffany D. Jackson discuss The Awakening of Malcolm X. Mahogany Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Patrick Wright and translator Damion Searls discuss the work of Uwe Johnson with Edwin Frank. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Robert Jones, Jr. discusses The Prophets with Kiese Laymon. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Wednesday 1/6: Pamela Painter presents Fabrications. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite discuss One of the Good Ones, with Ibi Zoboi and Vladimir Duthiers. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Felicia Rose Chavez and Susan Briante discuss their newest books, The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom and Defacing the Monument. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Mateo Askaripour discusses Black Buck with Nafissa Thompson-Spires and Lena Hamilton. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Robert Jones, Jr. discusses The Prophets with Alexander Chee. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Ijeoma Oluo presents Medicore: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EST, free.

Thursday 1/7: Koa Beck talks with Rebecca Carroll about White Feminism. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Jason Tanamor discusses Vampires of Portlandia with Grace Talusan. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 10 p.m. EST, free.

Leah Naomi Green presents The More Extravagant Feast: Poems. The Ivy Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Saturday 1/9: Ron Silliman and Tonya Foster join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.


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Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →