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'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 More from this author →