Notable Online: 1/10–1/16

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Monday 1/11: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore presents The Freezer Door with Kaitlyn Greenidge. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Cynthia Zarin and Michael Cunningham discuss Two Cities. McNally Jackson Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Tuesday 1/12: Ru Freeman, John Hennessy, and Artress White join Pen Parentis for a Cozy Winter Poetry Salon. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Emma Lord presents You Have a Match with Farrah Penn. The Strand via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $15.

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

Angie Thomas and Nic Stone discuss Concrete Rose. Mahogany Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $24.

Kwei Quartey presents Sleep Well My Lady and talks with Naomi Hirahara. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Dale Maharidge presents Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s with Sarah Smarsh. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Kevin Barry talks with Karan Mahajan about That Old Country Music: Stories. Powerhouse Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

George Saunders presents A Swim in a Pond in the Rain and talks with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, $36.

Ryan Chapman and Tracy O’Neill have a virtual craft happy half hour at The Resort LIC. Zoom, 5:30 p.m. EST, free.

Nadia Owusu discusses Aftershocks with Catherine E. McKinley. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Wednesday 1/13: Torrey Peters talks with Curtis Sittenfeld about Detransition, Baby. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Alexis Coe presents You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom and Facebook, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Carol Hay and Mona Eltahawy discuss Think Like a Feminist: The Philosophy Behind the Revolution. The Strand via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $15.

Daniel Loedel talks with Phil Klay about Hades, Argentina. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Jane Smiley presents Perestroika in Paris and talks with Margot Livesey. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Mateo Askaripour and Danielle Prescod discuss Black Buck. Loyalty Bookstore via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Thursday 1/14: Abigail Chabitnoy joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Kathryn Davis, Merve Emre, Chloe Aridjis, and Danielle Dutton discuss Leonora Carrington’s The Hearing Trumpet. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 5:30 p.m. EST, free.

Douglas Stuart and Cheryl Pearl Sucher discuss Shuggie Bain. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite, and Alyssa Cole discuss One of the Good Ones. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Peter Coviello and Gustavus Stadler discuss Vineland Reread. Pilsen Community Books via YouTube, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Lori Tobias and Laura Stanfill discuss Storm Beat: A Journalist Reports from the Oregon Coast. Annie Bloom’s Books via Facebook, 10 p.m. EST, free.

Khadijah Queen and Justin Phillip Reed read and discuss poetry. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom and Facebook, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Friday 1/15: E.A. Aymar presents They’re Gone and hosts a virtual craft happy hour. The Writers Centers via Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Scott Cheshire discusses mining personal experience for fiction. The Resort LIC via Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, $15.

Anna North talks with R. O. Kwon discuss Outlawed. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Saturday 1/16: Leslie Barlow, Joe Boyle, Beverly Cottman, Brian G. Gilmore, Michelle S. Johnson, Phyllis M. May-Machunda, David Weathersby, and Yvonne present Black in the Middle: An Anthology of the Black Midwest. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EST, free.

Edwin Torres and Ann Lauterbach 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 (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →