Notable Online: 3/21–3/27

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Monday 3/22: Catherine Pond and Hilary Vaughn Dobel read from their debut poetry collections. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Gregory Brown presents The Lowering Days. Book Passage via Zoom, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Thomas Grattan talks with Michael Cunningham about The Recent East. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Christine Smallwood talks with Heidi Julavits about The Life of the Mind. McNally Jackson Books via Zoom, 7 p.m EDT, free.

Tuesday 3/23: Linda Singer joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Tom Bissell talks with Adrienne Miller about Creative Types: And Other Stories. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Vivian Gornick presents Taking a Long Look with Marco Roth. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Peter Swanson presents Every Vow You Break. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

Kazim Ali and Sherwin Bitsui discuss Northern Light. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 3/24: Melissa Broder, Megan Cummins, Katy Tang join the Pigeon Pages reading series, hosted by Jiordan Castle. McNally Jackson Books via Zoom, 8:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Leslie Gray Streeter presents Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like Journey in the Title. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Layla AlAmmar and Zahra Hankir discuss Silence Is a Sense. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Luther Jett, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, and Carolyne Wright join Poets vs The Pandemic. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Michael Lowenthal and Christopher Castellani presents Sex with Strangers. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 3/25: Jamie Figueroa joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Hannah Kirshner talks with Bryan Washington about Water, Wood, & Wild Things: Learning Craft and Cultivation in a Japanese Mountain Town. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Nicola DeRobertis-Theye presents The Vietri Project with Ruchika Tomar. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Courtney Zoffness presents Spilt Milk. Vroman’s Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Rebecca Carroll and Gina Prince-Bythewood discuss Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir. Book Passage via Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Charlie Lefever reads with Lisa Summe, Shooooz, and Pres DaPoet to celebrate Find Me When You Come Back. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tracey Lee discusses Glory: The Manuscript. Mahogany Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Gina Nutt presents Night Rooms: Essays from Two Dollar Radio. Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 3/26: Eleanor Boudreau, Marianne Chan, Melissa Faliveno, and Robert Yune join the Bandwidth reading series. Bandwidth, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Rick Claypool, Elwin Cotman, Daniel McCloskey, and Robert Isenberg celebrate The Mold Farmer. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Patricia Engel and Jennifer de Leon discuss Infinite Country and White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Hannah Bae and Vivian Lee join the Resort LIC for a Happy Half Hour. Zoom, 5:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Najwan Darwish discusses Exhausted on the Cross. Solid State Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Manon Garcia presents We Are Not Born Submissive: How Patriarchy Shapes Women’s Lives. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 12 p.m. EDT, $5.

Sunday 3/27: Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Douglas Kearney, and CM Burroughs celebrate Imperial Liquor. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Anaïs Duplan and Legacy Russell join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, $5.

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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 →