Notable Online: 1/31–2/6

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Sunday 1/31: Usha Akella, Ann Bracken, Grace Cavalieri, Geoffrey Himes, Raj Nair, Sabine Pascarelli, George Szirtes, and Diane Wilbon Parks celebrate Singing in the Dark: A Global Anthology of Poetry Under Lockdown, with host Nishi Chawla. The Writers Center via Zoom, 3 p.m. EST, free.

Monday 2/1: Julie Carrick Dalton presents Waiting for the Night Song with Paul Lisicky. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Emily Rapp Black presents Sanctuary. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

JP Howard and Star Black join the Monday Night Poetry Series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Chang-rae Lee presents My Year Abroad with Traci Thomas. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Catherine Cohen presents God I Feel Modern Tonight with Chris Murphy. Powerhouse via Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Lindsay Lusby and Charlotte Matthews read poetry with Cafe Muse. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Gabriel Bump presents Everywhere You Don’t Belong. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Tuesday 2/2: Melissa Wyse, Kate Lewis, and Sanaë Lemoine discuss Artists in Residence: Seventeen Artists and Their Living Spaces, from Giverny to Casa AzulGreenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Melanie Finn and Claire Fuller discuss The Hare and Unsettled Ground. Zoom and Facebook, 1 p.m. EST, free.

Louis Chude-Sokei and Frank B. Wilderson III discuss Floating in a Most Peculiar Way. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Chang-rae Lee talks with Nathan Hill about My Year Abroad. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Carl Phillips reads and talks with Lia Purpura. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

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

Deesha Philyaw, Colette Sartor, and Sejal Shah discuss publishing with small presses. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 5:30 p.m. EST, free.

Lauren Oyler and Emily Gould discuss Fake Accounts. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Melissa Broder presents Milk Fed. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Wednesday 2/3: Clover Hope, Rachelle Baker, and Briana Younger discuss The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Madeleine Watts talks with Cheryl Pearl Sucher about The Inland Sea. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Melissa Gould talks with Robin Finn about Widowish: A Memoir. Powerhouse via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Jenny Offill talks with R. O. Kwon about Weather. Loyalty Bookstores via Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Anna Stephen, Mirtha Donastorg, Bethani Cameron, Meg Ringler, Jennifer Woytek, Ashley Hanna, Christine Brill, and AJ Dilling participate in a showcase reading. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EST, free.

E. Lily Yu and Matt Bell discuss On Fragile Waves. Auntie’s Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. PST, free.

Koa Beck presents White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind with Claire Messud. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Katherine Seligman talks with Lisa Ko about At the Edge of the Haight. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Thursday 2/4: Ben Okri presents Prayer for the Living. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Hermione Hoby and Katie Kitamura discuss Tove Ditlevsen’s The Copenhagen TrilogyCommunity Bookstore via Zoom< 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Emily Nemens talks with Gish Jen about The Cactus League. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Sara Jaffe presents Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone with Raj Patel. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Rebecca Carroll presents Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Friday 2/5: Colleen Hoover talks with Brittainy Cherry about Layla. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Kaveh Akbar, Elana Bell, Gabriel Ramirez, Lolita Stewart-White, and Tamara J. Madison join the Soul Sister Revue. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Saturday 2/6: Kathy Engel, Gail Langstroth, Roberto Carlos Garcia, Sheila Carter-Jones, and Darla Himeles celebrate Get Fresh Books. White Whale Books via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EST, free.

Rebecca Carroll presents Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir. Skylight Books via YouTube, 5:30 p.m. PST, $5.

Hannah Black and Tongo Eisen-Martin join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, $5 suggested.

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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 →