Notable Online: 2/7–2/13

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Sunday 2/7: Emma Hine, D. A. Powell, Alan Chazaro, Adam O. Davis, Vincent Toro, and Sarah Kersey join host Ruben Quesada for the Mercy Street Readings series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, $0-$6 suggested.

Monday 2/8: Lidia Yuknavitch celebrates the paperback launch of her story collection, Verge. Solid State Books via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Mateo Askaripour, Dantiel W. Moniz, Cherie Jones, and Forsyth Harmon join the Franklin Park Reading Series for debut authors night. Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Henri Cole and Vijay Seshadri join host Matthew Yeager for Monday Night Poetry. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Yxta Maya Murray presents Art Is Everything and Ellen Hagan presents Blooming Fiascoes. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Tuesday 2/9: R. O. Kwon, Garth Greenwell, Melissa Febos, and Brandon Taylor discuss Kink: Stories for PEN Out Loud. CrowdCast , 8 p.m. EST, $20.

Esther Amini, Kris Jansma, and Tina Chang join the Pen Parentis reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Suleika Jaouad talks with Elizabeth Gilbert about Between Two Kingdoms. Book Passage, 5:30 p.m. PST, free.

Elvira Navarro, translator Christina MacSweeney, and Sarah Rose Etter discuss Rabbit Island. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 5:30 p.m. EST, free.

Lauren Oyler presents Fake Accounts with Naomi Fry. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas presents Unfinished: A Memoir with Lilly Singh. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, $34.

Leesa Cross-Smith presents This Close to Okay, in conversation with artsATL’s Gail O’Neill. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Jasminne Mendez joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

David L. Ulin, Mary Otis, Dana Johnson, Steve Ryfle, and Joe Donnelly celebrate ZYZZYVA’s latest issue. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Kathryn Smith is joined by Ellen Weckler, Laura Read, and Maya Jewell Zeller to celebrate Self-Portrait with Cephalopod. Auntie’s via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Marie Arnold presents The Year I Flew Away and talks with Zoraida Córdova. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Peter Mendelsund talks with Brent Hayes Edwards about The Delivery. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Matthew Salesses discusses Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping with Courtney Maum at the Resort LIC. The Resort LIC via Zoom, 5:30 p.m. EST, free.

Wednesday 2/10: Walter Mosley talks with Hannah Oliver Depp about Blood Grove. Loyalty Bookstore via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Madeleine Henry and Amy Blumenfeld discuss The Love Proof. Shakespeare & Co. via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EST, free.

Join Matt Goldman, Rachel Howzell Hall, Shelley Noble, and Spencer Quinn for a conversation about crime, mystery writing, story inspiration, and of course, their preferred coffee orders. Moderated by Jon Land. CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Catherine Cohen talks with Maris Kreizman about God I Feel Modern Tonight: Poems from a Gal about Town. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Gil Adamson talks with Emily St. John Mandel about Ridgerunner. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Gabriel Bump presents Everywhere You Don’t Belong with Mateo Askaripour. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Melissa Broder discusses Milk Fed with Ryan O’Connell. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m PST, free.

Vendela Vida, Heidi Julavits, and Marin Ireland join the Story/Teller series for a reading and discussion of We Run the Tides. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Suleika Jaouad presents Between Two Kingdoms with Rachel Cargle. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Elizabeth Knox and Dan Kois discuss The Absolute Book. The Strand via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, free.

André Gregory talks with Joan Wickersham about This Is Not My Memoir. Streaming from PCG Studio, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Randa Jarrar and Brontez Purnell discuss Love Is An Ex-Country and 100 Boyfriends, with moderator Victor I. Cazares. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Thursday 2/11: Catherine Cohen and Blythe Roberson celebrate God I Feel Modern Tonight: Poems from a Gal about Town. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Chang-rae Lee and Brandon Hobson read and discuss their work, with host Darin Strauss. NYU via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Anakana Schofield and Elif Batuman discuss Bina: A Novel in Warnings. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Suleika Jaouad and Tara Westover discuss Between Two Kingdoms. CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Nicole Perlroth talks with Liz Harris about This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Emma Hine celebrates Stay Safe with Catherine Barnett, Leila Chatti, and Adrian Matejka. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Richard Thompson Ford presents Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EST, $3.

Andromeda Romano-Lax and Gayle Brandeis discuss Annie and the Wolves. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Lisa Zeidner discusses Who Says?: Mastering Point of View in Fiction at a virtual craft happy hour. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Anaïs Duplan, Kelly Schirmann, and Stacey Tran celebrate Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture. Skylight Books via Zoom, 4 p.m. PST, free.

Dantiel W. Moniz discusses Milk Blood Heat with T Kira Madden. Loyalty Bookstore via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Friday 2/12: Hannah Cajandig-Taylor, Sarah Bates, and Rebecca Pelky celebrate Romantic Portrait of a Natural Disaster. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Jenny Molberg, Benjamin Garcia, Donna Vorreyer, Elizabeth A.I. Powell, Shane McCrae, Patricia Smith, and join the Couplet Quarter series, with host Leah Umansky. KGB via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Suleika Jaouad talks with Nora McInerny about Between Two Kingdoms. Online, 9 p.m. EST, free.

Saturday 2/13: Curtis L. Crisler, Nia Easley, Lyndsey Ellis, Deva Rashed-Boone, Wylliam Smith, Vanessa Taylor, DeMar Walker, and Kim-Marie Walker discuss Black in the Middle: An Anthology of the Black Midwest. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Benjamin Krusling and Momtaza Mehri join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Carla M. Cherry, Jennifer Franklin, Regina Jamison, and Janice Lowe join the Women Writers in Bloom poetry salon. Facebook, 3 p.m. EST, free.

Suleika Jaouad, Jon Batiste, and Esther Perel discuss Between Two Kingdoms. Loyalty Bookstore via 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 →