Notable Online: 4/25–5/1

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Sunday 4/25: Kelli Stevens Kane, Alexa Doran, Caridad Moro-Gronlier, Janel Pineda, Sarah Dowling, and Donna Vorreyer, with guest host Mariko Gordon, join the Mercy Street Readings. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $6 suggested donation.

Fiona Mozley presents Hot Stew, in conversation with Crissy Van Meter. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 12 p.m. PDT, free.

Monday 4/26: Award-winning humanitarian and former United Nations Senior Advisor on Gender Equality Elizabeth Nyamayaro presents I Am a Girl from Africa, A Capella Books and Atlanta History Center via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Bess Kalb presents Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story, in conversation with Karen Chee. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 4/27: Elissa Washuta celebrates the launch of White Magic with Ruth Awad, Eloisa Amezcua, and Weston Morrow. Two Dollar Radio via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tamiko Beyer, Taylor Johnson, and Franny Choi read in celebration of Alice James Books and National Poetry Month. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Sergio Troncoso presents Nepantla Familias: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature on Families in Between Worlds, in conversation with Lisa Page. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Nimmi Gowrinathan presents Radicalizing Her: Why Women Choose Violence, in conversation with Valeria Luiselli. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Angela Mi Young Hur presents Folklorn, in conversation with Alexander Chee. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jenny Lee presents Anna K Away, in conversation with Katharine McGee. Vroman’s Bookstore via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Henry Hoke presents The Groundhog Forever, in conversation with Katherine Faw. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Malcolm Wright and John Kulka discuss Richard Wright’s previously unpublished novel, The Man Who Lived Underground. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Jacqueline Keeler presents Standoff: Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Sacred Lands, in conversation with Bob Sallinger, Director of Conservation at Portland Audubon Society. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Dr. Kali Nicole Gross presents A Black Women’s History of the United States, in conversation with Dr. Daina Ramey Berry. Mahogany Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Benjamin Garcia discusses Thrown in the Throat, in conversation with Dana Levin. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 4/28: Lilly Dancyger, Melissa Febos, and Forsyth Harmon join BOMB’s A Room with a View series to discuss their new books. Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Arda Collins and Monica Youn read from their work. The Poetry Project via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Pat Nabong, Ava Tomasula y Garcia, Anna Clark, and Brittany King read from their work and discuss writing in the Rust Belt, with host Martha Bayne. PEN America and Rust Belt Magazine via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jonny Sun presents Goodbye, Again, in conversation with Mary H.K. Choi. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m., free.

Quiara Alegría Hudes presents My Broken Language: A Memoir, in conversation with Daphne Rubin-Vega. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Angela Mi Young Hur reads from Folklorn. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Michelle Zauner presents Crying in H Mart. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Natalie Baszile celebrates the launch of We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy, with Marvin Frink, Melony Edwards, Clyde W. Ford, and Michael Twitty. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Maryanne O’Hara presents Little Matches: A Memoir of Grief & Light, in conversation with Julie Klam. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

David Winner, Jason Schwartzman, and Jon Roemer join The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Elissa Washuta presents White Magic, in conversation with Maaza Mengiste. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 4/29: Join Elissa Washuta, Kristin Arnett, Morgan Parker, and Tommy Pico for “a Sagittarius group chat” about White Magic. Literary Arts via Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Arisa White, John Murillo, and Reginald Dwayne Betts join the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Melissa Febos joins the Readings By Writers series to discuss Girlhood, in conversation with Pam Houston. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Kendra DeColo presents I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World, with special guests Kendra DeColo, Eloisa Amezcua, Adrian Matejka, Erika Meitner, and José Olivarez. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Desmond Hall presents Your Corner Dark, in conversation with Jason Reynolds. Solid State Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Christine Coulson presents Metropolitan Stories. Book Passage via Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Kate Aronoff celebrates the launch of her new book, Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet—and How We Fight Back. The Strand via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

Stephanie Danler presents Stray: A Memoir, in conversation with Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Rachel Mennies celebrates The Naomi Letters, with Sumita Chakraborty, Kimberly Quiogue Andrews, and Emily Mohn-Slate. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 4/30: Monica Prince presents a virtual table reading of her choreopoem How to Exterminate the Black Woman, with Dr. Georita Frierson, Natalie Sharp, LaPonda Kersey, Lysz Flo, Krystle May Statler, Shanon Lee, and Dr. Danielle Brown. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $10.

Nimmi Gowrinathan presents Radicalizing Her: Why Women Choose Violence. Harvard Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Celeste Chan, MK Chavez, Paul Corman-Roberts, and Tim Xonnelly join the third installment of Wall + Response. The Bindery and The Booksmith via GoPassage, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Mira Sethi reads from Are You Enjoying?. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Melissa Febos presents Girlhood. Artists in Recovery via Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Saturday 5/1: Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai presents The Mountains Sing, in conversation with Thi Bui. Oakland Asian Cultural Center via Zoom and YouTube, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Thom Donovan and Katie Fowley join the Segue Reading Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

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Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) and her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is forthcoming from Burrow Press in 2022. She is editor-in-chief and owner of The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter at @marisasaystweet. More from this author →