Notable Online: 5/16–5/22

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Sunday 5/16: Emily Midorikawa presents Out of the Shadows, in conversation with Jennifer Alton. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 4 p.m. EDT, free.

Monday 5/17: John Green presents The Anthropocene Reviewed, in conversation with Clint Smith. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Steven Johnson presents Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer, in conversation with Tim Harford. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 5 p.m. EDT, $33.25.

Jason Schreier presents Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry. Harvard Book Store via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

Thien-Kim Lam presents Happy Endings with Lyssa Kay Adams. Loyalty Bookstores via CrowdCast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Maggie Shipstead presents Great Circle with Brandon Taylor. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Brenda Peynado presents The Rock Eaters, in conversation with Danielle Evans. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Alex McElroy presents The Atmospherians, in conversation with Kristen Arnett. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Desiree C. Bailey and Raquel Salas Rivera join the Poetry Project. Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Lilly Dancyger presents Negative Space, in conversation with Erin Khar. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Tuesday 5/18: Judith Camann joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Chris Whitaker presents We Begin at the End. Book Passage via YouTube, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Ayanna Thompson presents Blackface, in conversation with Natalie Hopkinson. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 4 p.m. PDT, free.

Sam Riviere presents Dead Souls, in conversation with Lucy Ives. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Jordyn Taylor presents Don’t Breathe a Word, in conversation with Stacey Leasca. Astoria Bookshop via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Mary Kubica presents Local Woman Missing, with Kimberly McCreight. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Elissa Washuta presents White Magic, in conversation with Raena Shirali. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Melanie Finn presents The Hare, in conversation with Gina Frangello. The Vermont Book Shop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Gina Nutt talks about Night Rooms with Alexandra Chang, author of Days of DistractionOdyssey Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 5/19: Karren Alenier, Mervyn Taylor, and Julie Marie Wade join Poets vs The Pandemic. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Malcolm Friend, Kelli Stevens Kane, Diane Kerr, Cedric Rudolph, and Virgil Suárez join the Hemingway’s 2021 Poetry Series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jim Shepard presents Phase Six, in conversation with Ethan Rutherford. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

J. Robert Lennon and Diana Spiotta discuss Subdivision, Let Me Think, and Wayward. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 pm.. EDT, free.

Christina Lauren presents The Soulmate Equation, in conversation with Xio Axelrod, Sarah McClean, and Rachel Epstein. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Marisa Silver presents The Mysteries and Amity Gaige presents Sea Wife, in conversation with Sarah Shun-lien Bynum. Book Cellar via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Tamiko Beyer, Rajiv Mohabir, and Muriel Leung celebrate queer Asian American writing. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

E. C. Osondu presents Alien Stories, in conversation with William Pierce. Harvard Book Store via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

Adam Levin presents Bubble Gum with Gabriel Bump. Unabridged Bookstore via CrowdCast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Elizabeth Nyamayaro presents I Am a Girl from Africa. Vroman’s via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Brian Broome presents Punch Me Up to the Gods with Kiese Laymon. Loyal Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, donation suggested.

Thursday 5/20: Melissa Febos presents Girlhood with Kate Lebo. Auntie’s Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

Maggie Shipstead presents Great Circle, in conversation with Emma Straub. Parnassus Books via Facebook, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Elizabeth McCracken joins the Readings By Writers series to discuss The Souvenir Museum. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

George Saunders, Rivka Galchen, and Matthew Salesses join the PEN America World Voices Festival for The Master’s Tools, On the Art of Writing. Skylight Books via CrowdCast, 4 p.m. PDT, $20.

Steven Johnson presents Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer, in conversation with Kevin Kelly. Book Passage via YouTube, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Claudio Lomnitz presents Nuestra América: My Family in the Vertigo of Translation. Solid State Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rafe Posey presents The Stars We Share, in conversation with J. Ryan Stradal. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Jacqueline Rose presents On Violence and on Violence Against Women, in conversation with Amia Srinivasan. McNally Jackson Books vai Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Lisa Allen-Agostini presents The Bread the Devil Knead, in conversation with Patrice Grell Yursik. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Sam Cohen, Anjali Enjeti, Gina Frangello, Chet’la Sebree, and Marisa Siegel join the Red Ink series for Reinvention, with host Michele Filgate. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 5/21: Kendra Allen, Paige Quiñones, Mary Terrier, and Theodora Ziolkowski join the Bandwidth series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Kristin Harmel presents The Book of Lost Names and Jennifer Rosner presents The Yellow Bird Sings. Harvard Book Store, 5 p.m. EDT, $5.

Maytha Alhassen, Randa Jarrar, and Mortada Gzar join the PEN America World Voices Festival for Love Yourself First: The Art of the Memoir. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5:30 p.m PDT, $20.

Saturday 5/22: Christina Lauren presents The Soulmate Equation. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 4 p.m. EDT, free.

Glenis Redmond, Pamela L. Laskin, Rosamond S. King, and Jordan E. Franklin join JP Howard and Cynthia Manick for the latest Women Writers in Bloom. Zoom 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Rosie Stockton presents Permanent Volta, in conversation with Hannah Black. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 2 p.m. PDT, free.

Galina Rymbu and Wendy Trevino join the Segue Reading Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, 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 →