Notable Online: 2/14–2/20

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Sunday 2/14: Hannah Eko and Yona Harvey read in celebration of Honey Is the Knife. White Whale Bookstore, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Monday 2/15: Denise Hamilton, Alex Espinoza, and Aimee Bender discuss Speculative Los Angeles. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Terrance Hayes and Fran Quinn join the Monday Night Poetry series. KGB via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick present Except For Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics. Uncle Bobbie’s via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Tuesday 2/16: Ron Koertge joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PST, free.

Betina González and Heather Cleary discuss American Delirium. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Yaba Blay discusses One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race with Michael Eric Dyson. Uncle Bobbies via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Sarah Gailey presents The Echo Wife with Tochi Onyebuchi. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Billy Baker presents We Need to Hang Out. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EST, $3.

Amelia Pang presents Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods. Facebook, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Katherine Seligman talks with Hillary Jordan about At the Edge of the Haight. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Talib Kweli presents Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, $33.

Gina Apostol and Sabina Murray discuss The Revolution of Raymundo Mata. Loyalty Bookstore via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Wednesday 2/17: Michael Patrick F. Smith talks with Baynard Woods about The Good Hand: A Memoir of Work, Brotherhood, and Transformation. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Sarah Schulman and Prageeta Sharma join the Poetry Project series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Lucie Elven presents The Weak Spot with Kathryn Scanlan. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Nadia Owusu, Hannah Hirsh, and Candace Jane Opper join the Pigeon Pages reading series, with host Jiordan Castle. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 8:30 p.m. EST, free.

Kate Russo presents Super Host with Claire Lombardo. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Sarah Gailey talks with Gillian Flynn about The Echo Wife. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Robbie Arnott discusses The Rain Heron with Kawai Strong Washburn. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Emma Smith presents This Is Shakespeare. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EST, $3.

Koa Beck presents White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EST, free.

Lily King presents Writers & Lovers with Emma Straub. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Alex Tresniowski presents The Rope: A True Story of Murder, Heroism, and the Dawn of the NAACP. Shakespeare & Co. via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EST, free.

Diane Wilbon Parks and Rose Solari are Poets vs. The Pandemic. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Gabriel Bump and Deesha Philyaw discuss Everywhere You Don’t Belong. Loyalty Bookstore via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Thursday 2/18: Nadia Owusu joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Emily St. John Mandel presents The Glass Hotel with Karen Thompson Walker. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Jen Silverman presents We Play Ourselves. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Hafizah Geter, and Tarfia Faizullah join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Alex Dimitrov, Megan Fernandes, and Noah Warren read poetry. NYU via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Gabriel Byrne presents Walking with Ghosts with Lily King. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, $30

Faylita Hicks, Benjamin Garcia, Jubi Arriola-Headley, Kenzie Allen, Allison Adair, and Matthew Olzmann read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Nnedi Okorafor, Jalynn Harris, Saida Agostini, and Afua Richardson discuss the business of publishing: AfricanFuturism edition. The Ivy via Zoom, 7p.m. EST, free.

Yona Harvey and Marcel Walker discuss their books from Four Way Books. Michigan State University via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Patricia Lockwood presents No One Is Talking about This with Heidi Schreck. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Friday 2/19: Eman Quotah presents Bride of the Sea at a literary craft happy hour. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Heather McGhee presents The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, $33.25.

Robert Darnton presents Pirating and Publishing: The Book Trade in the Age of Enlightenment. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCastM, Noon, $3.

Saturday 2/20: Lee Ann Roripaugh, Darla Himeles, and Joseph Bathanti joins the Vaser Cat reading series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

t’ai freedom ford and Terrance Hayes join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, $5 suggested.

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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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →