Notable Online: 3/7–3/13

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Sunday 3/7: Terry Bohnhorst Blackhawk, Jennine Capó Crucet, Koritha Mitchell, Keya Mitra, and Rhonda Welsh join the First Person Plural reading series, with host Stacy Parker Le Melle. Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Sandra Beasley, Mark Wunderlich, Chloe Martinez, Jory Mickelson, Jennifer K. Sweeney, and Éireann Lorsung join the Mercy Street Readings. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Monday 3/8: Teodros Kiros discusses his new book, Conversations with Cornel West, with Cornel West. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EST, free/$3 suggested donation.

Courtney Zoffness presents Spilt Milk with Tiphanie Yanique. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Carol Edgarian talks with Jennifer Egan about Vera. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Hala Alyan, Te-Ping Chen, Joshua Mohr, and Thomas Grattan join the Franklin Park Reading series. Zoom, 8 pm. EST, free.

Cathy Park Hong and Charles Yu celebrate the paperback release of Minor Feelings. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Tuesday 3/9: Melissa Broder, Tracy Clark-Flory, Melissa Febos, Roxane Gay, Yin Q., with host Elissa Bassist, present a night of bad sex celebrating several books featuring bad (and occasionally pretty good) sex. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Hala Alyan talks with Rumaan Alam about The Arsonists’ City. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Bryan VanDyke, Dylan Landis, and Angela Himsel join the Pen Parentis reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free/$10 suggested donation.

Mahogany L. Browne and Jason Reynolds discuss Chlorine Sky. Loyal Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein presents The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EST, free/$3 suggested donation.

Amber Moss joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PST, free.

Terrance Hayes joins CityLit Festival to speak about his work. The Ivy Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Kate Quinn presents The Rose Code. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Lily King presents Writers & Lovers. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Sam Cohen presents Sarahland with Nikki Darling. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Steven Salvatore talks with Jessica Verdi about Can’t Take That Away. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Translator Sophie Lewis discusses her new translation of Poetics of Work by Noémi Lefebvre, with Kate Biggs. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Imbolo Mbue celebrates How Beautiful We Were with David Ebershoff. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, $30.

Anahid Nersession presents Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse with Zoe Kazan. 192 Books via website, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Forsyth Harmon talks with Kristen Radtke about Justine. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Wednesday 3/10: N. K. Jemisin discusses Building Futures with the Octavia Project. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Jamie Figueroa talks with Ramona Ausubel about Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Jessica Zucker talks with Joyce McFadden about I Had a Miscarriage: A Memoir, a Movement. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Michele Morano presents Like Love with Brian Broome, Adriana E. Ramírez, and Marc Nieson. White Whale Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Kazuo Ishiguro talks with Lisa Joy. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, Noon PST, $33.75

Mary H.K. Choi and Jenna Wortham discuss Yolk. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Joseph Ross and Michael Torres discuss poetry. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Russell Banks presents Foregone. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Lily King discusses Writers & Lovers. Solid State Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Viet Thanh Nguyen talks with Carolina A. Miranda about The Committed. Skylight Books via YouTube and Twitter, 7 p.m. PST, free.

Thursday 3/11: Melissa Febos and Patricia Lockwood read and discuss their work. NYU Via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Tyrese L. Coleman, J.R. Ramakrishnan, and Arriel Vinson discuss the secrets of successful author interviews. Electric Literature via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. EST, $10

Tom Whalen and Edwin Frank discuss Little Snow Landscape by Robert Walser. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Amy Gentry, Micah Nemerever, Elisabeth Thomas, and host Sarah Weinman present a night of the dark academia—campus thrillers. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Kazuro Ishiguro talks with Rumaan Alam about Klara and the Sun. 92Y Online, 6 p.m. EST, $15.

Jackie Wang presents The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Jessica Winter presents The Fourth Child. Book Passage via Zoom and Twitch, 5 p.m. PST, free.

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein talks with Camonghne Felix about The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Tyehimba Jess, Cheswayo Mphanza, Domenica Ruta, Sonia Sanchez, and Yeoh Jo-Ann join the Boston Review for the discussion Writing Our Ancestors. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EST, free/$3 suggested.

Terry McMillan talks with Victoria Kennedy about It’s Not All Downhill from Here. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Patricia Lockwood presents No One Is Talking about This. Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Tamara Winfrey-Harris presents Dear Black Girl: Letters from Your Sisters on Stepping into Your Power with Deesha Philyaw. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Cathy Park Hong and Kiese Laymon discuss Minor Feelings. The Strand via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Katherine Angel, Jo Ann Beard, Dantiel W. Moniz, Jeannine Oullette, and host Michele Filgate join the Red Ink reading series. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Friday 3/12: Sujeet Indap, Max Frume, Jordan Shapiro, Michael Weldon, Melissa Febos, Jess Bruder, and more join the Grey Horse Book Festival. Clubhouse, all day from 12 p.m. EST, free.

Patricia Engel and Lupita Aquino discuss Infinite Country. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Chekwube Danladi, Khaty Xiong, and S. Brook Corfman read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Safia Jama hosts mindfulness for poets at the Resort LIC. The Resort LIC via Zoom, 12 p.m. EST, $20.

Rebecca Solnit presents Recollections of My Nonexistence. Harvard Book Store via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EST, $20.

Jasmine Mans talks with Danez Smith about Black Girl, Call Home. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Saturday 3/13: Maya Rodale, Dr. Martha Jones, Susan McPherson, and many more join the second day of the Grey Horse Book Festival. Clubhouse, all day from 12 p.m. EST, free.

Amber Dawn and Kai Cheng Tom join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, $5 suggested donation.

C. W. Emerson, Michael MJ Jones, Jahan Khajavi, Claudia Rodriguez, J.G. Simiński, Kevin Simmonds, and Christopher Soto present Home Is Where You Queer Your Heart. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. PST, 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 →