Sunday 4/11: C. Dale Young, Erin Belieu, Shira Dentz, Keith Kopka, Noah Warren, and Catherine Pierce, with guest host Carrie Olivia Adams, join the Mercy Street Readings. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $6 suggested donation.
Professor Paul Ortiz discusses An African American and Latinx History of the United States. A Capella Books via Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free.
Monday 4/12: Patricia Lockwood, Jillian Weise, Khalisa Rae, and Gina Nutt, with host Marae Hart, join the Franklin Park Reading Series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
Mirene Arsanios, Sawako Nakayasu, and Mónica de la Torre have a roundtable discussion on Don Mee Choi’s essay, Translation Is a Mode=Translation Is an Anti-neocolonial Mode, moderated by Esther Allen. The Center for the Art of Translation, the CUNY Center for the Humanities, and Ugly Duckling Presse via online, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Diana Whitney, Safia Elhillo, and Michelle Tea read from and discuss You Don’t Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves. Skylight Books and Los Angeles Public Library’s Teen’Scape via Zoom, 4 p.m. PDT, free.
Hanif Abdurraqib presents A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance with Brit Bennett. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
Tuesday 4/13: Join Sari Botton, Ryan Chapman, Danielle A. Jackson, Carolita Johnson, and Ada Limón for a virtual celebration of the reissue of Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York. Rough Draft Bar & Books via online, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Bolu Babalola presents Love in Color: Mythical Tales From Around the World, Retold with Hannah Giorgis. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.
Marion Winik, Melanie Hatter, and Marian Fontana join the Pen Parentis Literary Salon on April’s theme of “Love & Loss.” Moderated by M. M. De Voe and Christina Chiu. Online, 7 p.m. EDT, $10 suggested donation.
Kristin van Ogtrop presents Did I Say That Out Loud?: Midlife Indignities and How to Survive Them with Susan Orlean. The Strand via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Emma Straub hosts an All Adults Here food night featuring Rumaan Alam, Carla Lalli Music, Jasmine Guillory, and Helen Rosner, with a special appearance by chef Evan Hanczor. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, donations encouraged (funds will be split between FIG and First Presbyterian Church Brooklyn’s Food Pantry).
Lob joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.
Amit Chaudhuri presents Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music, in conversation with Ben Ratliff and featuring live music. Community Bookstore and NYRB via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
Join The Rumpus and Charis Books to celebrate the launch of Khalisa Rae’s debut collection, Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat! Featuring readings from Mahogany Browne, Jihyun Yun, Maya Marshall, Gaia Rajan, Ayanna Albertson, and Khalisa Rae, with emcee Dasan Ahanu and a special introduction from Caitlin Taylor. The Rumpus and Charis Books via Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Wednesday 4/14: Hala Alyan and Naomi Shihab Nye discuss navigating identity, displacement, crossing, intergenerational family ties through intimate documentary narratives. With music from renowned composer, oud, and violin player Simon Shaheen. The Poetry Project via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
K.S. Komireddi presents Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India. The Booksmith and The Bindery via GoPassage, 12 p.m. PDT, free.
Linda Kass, Amy S. Peele, and Laila Tarraf join She Writes Press for a discussion on writing and publishing, moderated by Brooke Warner. Book Passage via online, 6 p.m. PDT, free.
Madhu Kaza and Jeremy Tiang join the Literary Translation Clinics for a discussion on translation as a form of creative writing. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Melanie Finn joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.
Gina Hamadey presents I Want to Thank You: How a Year of Gratitude Can Bring Joy and Meaning in a Disconnected World, in conversation with Emma Straub. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Friday 4/16: A.E. Osworth discusses their debut novel, We Are Watching Eliza Bright, with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Serena Rose Chopra and Luiza Flynn-Goodlett read from their work. The Poetry Project via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
Patrick Radden Keefe presents Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty with Jia Tolentino. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.
Dennis James Sweeney, John Foy, Michael Walsh, and Lori Wilson celebrate spring releases from Autumn House Press. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Saturday 4/17: Join Loyalty Bookstores for a virtual reading and fundraiser in support of the AAPI community! Stay tuned for the lineup of authors and more details. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, donation required.
Niki Herd, Stacey Waite, and Lynn Emanuel join the Laser Cat/Vaser Cat reading series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Brenda Iijima and Simone White join the Segue Reading Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.
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