Notable Online: 3/28–4/3

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Monday 3/29: C. L. Polk, Malka Older, Katherine Addison, and Alex Brown discuss science fiction. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Irma Olmedo and Frances R. Aparicio discuss Tales from the Barrio and Beyond. Pilsen Community Books via YouTube, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Emma Brown presents To Raise a Boy: Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms, and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

Tuesday 3/30: Jacqueline Balderrama discusses her debut poetry collection Now in Color with Cynthia Hogue. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Hiromi Goto and Ann Xu present Shadow Life. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Yanna Cassell, Nayereh Doosti, Roxana Robinson, Zak Salih, Gnaomi Siemens, and Marco Yan celebrate the latest issue of Epiphany. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wayne Koestenbaum discusses The Cheerful Scapegoat: Fables with Shahryar Nashat. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Dawnie Walton presents The Final Revival of Opal & Nev and talks with Kiley Reid. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Meiburg, and David Sibley celebrate The Bedside Book of Bird: An Avian Miscellany. Doubleday via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Gina Nutt discusses Night Rooms with Chelsea Hodson, author of Tonight I’m Someone Else. Exile in Bookville via Eventbrite, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Kaitlyn Greenidge presents Libertie with Mira Jacob. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 3/31: Arisa White reads from Who’s Your Daddy and talks Ross Gay. Poetry Project via Zoom, 8 p.m. PDT, free.

Bishakh Som, Charlie Jane Anders, Neon Yang, Sarah Gailey, and Taneka Stotts, with moderator Daniel Lavery, celebrate trans and nonbinary narratives in science fiction. The Strand via Zoom and Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Melissa Broder and Alex Dimitrov discuss Milk Fed. Book Culture via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses Libertie with Bryan Washington. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Gabriel Bump, Stephanie Powell Watts, and Crystal Wilkinson discuss the legacy of Ernest Gaines. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Courtney Zoffness talks with Elizabeth Miki Brina about mother/daughter relationships and Spilt Milk. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Hanif Abdurraqib presents A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Michael DeForge talks with Said Dupuis about Heaven No Hell. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Melissa Febos presents Girlhood with T Kira Madden. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Sandi Tan presents Lurkers with Kevin Kwan. Vroman’s Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Thursday 4/1: Brandon Hobson joins the Readings by Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Luke Reese presents One for the Memory Banks. The Book Cellar via Zoom, 6 p.m. CDT, $25 suggested.

Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley talks with Rick Barot about Dēmos: An American Multitude. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Michael Lowenthal presents Sex with Strangers with William Lychack, author of Cargill Falls. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Christian Lorentzen, Merve Emre, Jane Hu, and Karan Mahajan celebrate the latest issue of Bookforum.  Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wendy Heard presents She’s Too Pretty to Burn with Aiden Thomas. Vroman’s Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Melissa Febos talks with Stephanie Danler about Girlhood. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Friday 4/2: DeMisty Bellinger presents Peculiar Heritage and reads with Steven Levya and Sheila Squillante. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kazim Ali, Brandon Hobson, and Aurora Lydia Dominguez join the Transnational Literature Series. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

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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 →