Notable Online: 1/17–1/23


Sunday 1/17: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Desiree C. Bailey, Roberto Carlos Garcia, Max S. Gordon, Sara Lippmann, Gloria Nixon-John, Samantha So Lamb, and Alex Torres join host Stacy Parker Le Melle and the First Person Plural Reading Series to honor the memory of Anthony Veasna So. Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Monday 1/18: Cate Marvin and Lawrence Joseph join the KGB Monday Night Poetry series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Tuesday 1/19: Janice P. Nimura and Emily Silverman discuss The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women—and Women to Medicine. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

E. J. Koh talks with Alexander Chee about The Magical Language of Others. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Jon Wesick joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PST, free.

Jack Estes presents Searching for Gurney. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 10 p.m. EST, free.

Matt Coyle talks with Gary Phillips about Blind Vigil. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Jenny Offill presents Weather. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Matthew Salesses talks with Brandon Taylor about Craft in the Real World. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Wednesday 1/20: Anne Harding Woodworth, Hayes Davis, and Hiram Larew join Café Muse for Poets vs. The Pandemic. Online, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Tyler Stovall presents White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Emma Copley Eisenberg presents The Third Rainbow Girl with Sarah Marshall. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Terrance Hayes, Sharon Olds, and Jihyun Yung, and host Jiordan Castle join the Pigeon Pages reading series. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 8:30 p.m. EST, free.

George Saunders presents A Swim in a Pond in the Rain. Left Bank Books Online, 7 p.m. CST, signed book purchase required.

Emily Rapp Black presents Sanctuary with Sarah Sentilles. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Thursday 1/21: Terry Tempest Williams and Lauret Savoy discuss Erosion: Essays of Undoing. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Eric Freeze joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PST, free.

Kevin Barry presents That Old Country Music: Stories and talks with Peter Orner. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Michael Farris Smith discuss Nick with Patti Callahan Henry. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Judith R. Robinson, Kristofer Collins, Michael Wurster, and Stuart Sheppard honor the life of Dr. Gene Hirsch with poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Bryan Washington presents Memorial. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Friday 1/22: Candace Jane Opper presents Certain and Impossible Events with Sarah Minor and Aisha Sabatini Sloan. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Safia Jama presents mindfulness for poets. The Resort LIC via Zoom, 12 p.m. EST, $15.

Ladee Hubbard presents The Rib King with Gabriel Bump. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Saturday 1/23: Susan Shapiro presents The Forgiveness Tour: How to Find the Perfect Apology with Kenan Trebincevic, Alison Singh Gee, Emillio Mesa, Kate Walter, and Sharisse Tracey. The Strand via Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, $5.

Mónica de la Torre and Joan Retallack join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Lisa Summe presents Say It Hurts from YesYes Books with Sara Watson, Jari Bradley, Michaela Corn, and Diannely Antigua. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 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 →