Notable Online: 3/14–3/20

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Sunday 3/14: Kazuo Ishiguro presents Klara and the Sun. Book Passage via Zoom, 1 p.m. PDT, $35.

Rebecca Morgan Frank reads poetry with the Open Mouth Readings. Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Monday 3/15: Jessica Zucker presents I Had a Miscarriage: A Memoir, a Movement with Erica McAfee. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Imbolo Mbue presents How Beautiful We Were with Yiyun Li. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $33.25.

Jessica Winter presents The Fourth Child with Rumaan Alam. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rebecca Handler talks with Andrew Sean Greer about Edie Richter Is Not Alone. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Jill Santopolo talks with Donna Freitas about Everything After. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Katie Engelhart presents The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die with Larissa MacFarquhar. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Cory McCarthy, A. R. Capetta, Anna-Marie McLemore, and Mark Oshiro discuss That Way Madness Lies: XV of Shakespeare’s Most Notable Works Reimagined. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

DongWon Song, Rakia Clark, Angeline Rodriguez, and Meghan Deans attempt to demystify the publishing experience drawing on their experience as agents, editors, and publishing professionals. Electric Literature via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, $10.

Candace Jane Opper, Marcos Gonsalez, Jeannine Ouellette, and Randa Jarrar join host Lilly Dancyger for Memoir Monday, Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 3/16: Mike Hickey will join the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

William Deverell talks with Robin Abcarian about Kathy Fiscus: A Tragedy That Transfixed the Nation. Vroman’s Bookstore via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Rosemary Winslow and Catherine Lee are joined by contributors Nancy Naomi Carlson, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Yael Flusberg, and Bonnie Naradzay to celebrate the anthology Deep Beauty: Experiencing Wonder When the World Is on Fire. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Gregory Brown talks with Alexander Chee about The Lowering Days. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kazuo Ishiguro talks about Klara and the Sun with Ron Charles. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, book purchase required.

Pola Oloixarac presents Mona with Lauren Oyler. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Forsyth Harmon presents Justine with Melissa Broder. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Wednesday 3/17: George Saunders hosts a master class with CityLit Festival. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $10.

Lisa Zeidner talks with Ron Charles about Who Says? Mastering Point of View in Fiction. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Ralph Blumenthal presents The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Jamal Greene presents How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America Apart. Harvard Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5 suggested.

Halimah Marcus and Brandon Taylor host Submission Roulette, discuss submitting to journals, and offer advice. Electric Literature via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, $10.

Michael J. Sandel presents The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Diane Wilson presents The Seed Keeper. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Thursday 3/18: Jess Zimmerman presents Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology with Helen Rosner. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Joshua Mohr joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Lucy Ives presents Cosmogony. 192 Books streaming online, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Kim Addonizio talks with Sandra Beasley about Now We’re Getting Somewhere. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rebecca Sacks presents City of a Thousand Gates and talks with Lameece Issaq. Book Passage via Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Adam Levin presents Bubblegum and talks with Lauren Oyler, author of Fake Accounts. Book Cellar via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Walter Mosley about The Committed. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jamie Figueroa and Carla Bruce-Eddings discuss Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 3/19: Joan E. Bauer celebrates The Camera Artist with Celeste Gainey, Richard St. John, and Arlene Weiner. White Whale Boosktore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Joshua Mohr discusses how to make a memoir dynamic. The Resort LIC via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, $20.

Saturday 3/20: Diana Cage and Jackie Ess join Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, $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 →