Notable Online: 2/28–3/6

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Sunday 2/28: Elara Cáceres, Heather Stokes, Sheree L. Greer, Starr Davis, and host Connie Pertuz-Meza join Roots Wounds Words and The Rumpus for a special COUNTERpult storyteller showcase. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Monday 3/1: Hala Alyan, Te-Ping Chen, Joshua Mohr, and Thomas Grattan join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Jane Clarke and Teri Ellen Cross Davis join Café Muse. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Jack Livings talks with Ben Ryder Howe about The Blizzard Party. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Mikki Kendall presents Hood Feminism with Marianne Kirby. Loyalty Bookstore via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Isabel Allende presents The Soul of a Woman. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5:30 p.m. PST, free.

Anne Lamott presents Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and Courage. Vroman’s via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PST, $35.

Tuesday 3/2: Hiram Sims joins the Cobalt reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Lola Koundakjian joins the First Tuesdays reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Doug Anderson, Erin Batykefer, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Brian Broome, K-Ming Chang, Kate Daniels, Sara Elkamel, Adriana Rambay Fernández, Ben Gwin, Ananda Lima, Rose McLarney, Matthew Olzmann, Dawn Potter, Cedric Rudolph, Michael Simms, Alina Stefanescu, and Junious Ward join the Bootleg Reading Series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Brandy Schillace and Ed Yong discuss Mr. Humble & Dr. Butcher: A Monkey’s Head, the Pope’s Neuroscientist, and the Quest to Transplant the Soul. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Sherry Turkle presents The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir with Honor Moore. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Nicole Glover and P. Djéli Clark discuss The Conductors. Loyalty Bookstore via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan talk with Helen Fremont about The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Jakob Guanzon presents Abundance. Powerhouse Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Sara Holland and Patrice Caldwell discuss Phoenix Flame. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Hari Ziyad discusses Black Boy Out of Time: A Memoir with Candice Iloh and George Johnson. The Strand via Facebook, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Wednesday 3/3: Katherine Angel talks with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore about Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Ashar Foley, Kristofer Lyons, Rachel Hayes-Ryan, Ana Malagon, Mikela Ragin, Judy Spence, and Meg Stentz join host Deborah Mutnick to celebrate Voices of Lefferts: Issue 6. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Charles W. Brice and Judith Alexander Brice celebrate The Broad Grin of Eternity and Imbibe the Air with Michael Simms and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Ariel Sabar presents Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Kazuo Ishiguro talks with Kate Darling. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EST, $35.

Mari Andrew talks with Hawa Hassan about My Inner Sky: On Embracing Day, Night, and All the Times in Between. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Adrienne Christian, Lilly Dancyger, Benjamin Garcia, Elizabeth Gonzalez James, and Deesha Philyaw join The Rumpus and Santa Fe Writers Project celebrate the first-ever SMOL fair. Hosted by Rumpus editor-in-chief Marisa Siegel. Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Thursday 3/4: Simon Han joins the readings by writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PST, free.

Patricia Engel talks with Megha Majumdar about Infinite Country. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Katherine Angel presents Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent with Kate Zambreno. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Jen Silverman talks with Torrey Peters about We Play Ourselves. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Auriane Desombre and Monica Gomez-Hira discuss I Think I Love You and Once Upon a Quinceañera. Vroman’s via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Sherry Turkle presents The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Amelia Pang talks with Alec MacGillis about Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Meghan Tutolo, Stefanie Wielkopolan, Carolyne Whelan, and Robert Walicki read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Daniel Saldaña París talks with Alejandro Zambra about Ramifications. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Ada Calhoun presents Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis with Nicole Chung, Amber Sparks, and Taylor Harris. Loyalty Bookstore via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Pamela Sneed and Arisa White joins Cave Canem for poetry. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Naima Coster presents What’s Mine and Yours with Elizabeth Acevedo. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Friday 3/5: Abdul El-Sayed and Micah Johnson discuss Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Anne Lamott presents Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and Courage. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EST, $24.25.

Saturday 3/6: Aaron Foley, Angela Pupino, Kai Minosh Pyle, and José Quiñones celebrate Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology from Middle America. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Nicholas Glastonbury and John Keene 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 →