Notable Online: 4/4–4/10

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Sunday 4/4: Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Spencer Reece, Brad Richard, Grace Lau, Jennifer Franklin, and Matthew Lippman join guest host Kathleen Ossip for the Mercy Street Readings. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Derrick Austin, Darrin Doyle, Miguel Murphy, and James J. Siegel read new work for the San Francisco literary series Bazaar Writers Salon. Zoom, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Monday 4/5: Margaree Little and Joseph Ross join Café Muse for a poetry reading. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Nadia Hashimi discusses Sparks Like Stars with Saumya Dave. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Kate Lebo presents The Book of Difficult Fruit. Auntie’s Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Edward Hirsch, Victoria Chang, and Vijay Seshadri celebrate 100 Poems to Break Your Heart. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 4/6: Mariko Kitakubo joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Jeff VanderMeer presents Hummingbird Salamander with Lydia Millet. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $30.

Mateo Askaripour talks with Zeno Robinson about Black Buck. Brain Lair Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Katie Booth presents The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell’s Quest to End Deafness. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

K.M. Szpara presents First, Become Ashes with Sam J. Miller. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Melissa Febos presents Girlhood with ZZ Packer. Harvard Book Store via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5 suggested.

Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses Libertie with C. Morgan Babst. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Gabrielle Bluestone presents Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet—and Why We’re Following with Cat Marnell and Leah McSweeney. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Erik Hoel presents The Revelations and talks with Andre Dubus III. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Morgan Jerkins presents Caul Baby with Phoebe Robinson. Greenlight Bookstore and HarperCollins via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $30.

Wednesday 4/7: Clemantine Wamariya talks with Jennifer Ballengee about The Girl Who Smiled Beads. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Gina Nutt presents Night Rooms. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Laura Lindstedt talks with Angela Ledgerwood about My Friend Natalia. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Peter Filkins and Vijay Seshadri read poetry. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Sanjena Sathian presents Gold Diggers with Andrew Ridker. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

C Pam Zhang presents How Much of These Hills Is Gold. The Booksmith and The Bindery via Zoom and Twitch, 9 p.m. EDT, free.

Philip Lopate presents The Golden Age of the American Essay, 1945-1970. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Martha King and Margaret Randall join the Poetry Project. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Gina Frangello talks with Joanna Rakoff about Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 4/8: Steve Dunn reads from Potted Meat and water & power. Cornell College Center for the Literary Arts via Zoom, 4:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Claire Thomas presents The Performance with Makenna Goodman. Still North Books & Bar via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Helen Oyeyemi presents Peaces with Sara Gran. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 5:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Kirstin Valdez Quade talks with Alice McDermott about The Five Wounds. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Rickie Lee Jones talks with Howie Klein about Last Chance Texaco. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Willy Vlautin and Franz Nicolay discuss The Night Always Comes. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rachel Kushner presents The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020 with Hari Kunzru. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Kaitlyn Greenidge presents Libertie with Brandon Taylor. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney presents Good Company with Kate Flannery. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $27.99.

Julia Alvarez talks with Emma Straub about Afterlife. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 4/9: Diana Whitney, Stephanie Burt, and Tamiko Beyer present You Don’t Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Helen Oyeyemi and Saeed Jones discuss Peaces. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Sandi Tan presents Lurkers and talks with Kevin Kwan. Harvard Book Store via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5 suggested.

Sari Botton presents Goodbye to All That (Revised Edition) with Leslie Jamison, Lisa Ko, Emily Raboteau, and Rosie Schaap. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Saturday 4/10: Will Alexander and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, $5.

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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 →