Notable Online: 6/13–6/19

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Monday 6/14: Brian Broome, Nichole Perkins, Lilly Dancyger, and Courtney Cook join the Franklin Park Reading series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Wesley Brown presents Tragic Magic, in conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Danielle Henderson presents The Ugly Cry: A Memoir, in conversation with Rebecca Carroll. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Dell Lemmon, Richard J. Fein, Terry Phelan, and Jill Hoffman celebrate Mudfish 22. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jennifer De Leon and Daisy Hernández discuss White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing and The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease. Book Passage via Zoom and Twitch, 4 p.m. PDT, free.

Ly Tran presents House of Sticks, in conversation with Eric Nguyen. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 8 p.m. CDT, free.

Tuesday 6/15: Joshua Henkin presents Morningside Heights, in conversation with Julie Orringer. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Matthew Norman presents All Together Now, in conversation with Emma Snyder. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rosecrans Baldwin presents Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles, in conversation with Charles Yu. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Jose Padua, Michael Simms, Matthew Ussia, and Bob Walicki join the 2021 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kathabela Wilson joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Melissa Larsen presents Shutter, in conversation with Mina Hamedi. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi presents A Girl Is a Body of Water. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. EDT, $5.

Wednesday 6/16: Michael Kleber-Diggs, Alex McElroy, and Camille Wanliss join host Jiordan Castle for the Pigeon Pages reading series. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 8:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Jonathan Lee presents The Great Mistake, in conversation with Téa Obreht. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Dariel Suerez discusses The Playwright’s House, in conversation with Christopher Castellani. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. PDT, free.

Maddy Court and Kelsey Wroten present The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend, in conversation with Tyler Ford. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

John O’Dell, Reuben Jackson, and Susan Okie join Poets vs The Pandemic reading series. Zoom, 7:00 p.m. EDT, free.

Deesha Philyaw, Renée K. Nicholson, Geoffrey Hilsabeck, and Shaun Slifer celebrate their books from West Virginia University Press. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 6/17: Megan Culhane Galbraith presents The Guild of the Infant Saviour: An Adopted Child’s Memory Book, in conversation with Liz Prato. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 4 p.m. EDT, free.

Paul Mendez presents Rainbow Milk, in conversation with Robert Jones, Jr. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rivka Galchen presents Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch, in conversation with Karen Russell. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Jordan Shapiro presents Father Figure: How to Be a Feminist Dad, in conversation with Ted Bunch. Book Passage via Zoom and Twitch, 1 p.m. PDT, free.

Ocean Vuong presents On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, in conversation with Robert Jones, Jr. Books Passage via Zoom and Twitch, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Keenan Norris presents The Confession of Copeland Cane, in conversation with Victor LaValle. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Dr. Rebecca Hall presents Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts, in conversation with Kerri K. Greenidge. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

T.J. Sandella, Alan Chazaro, Conor Bracken, and Kara Knickerbocker read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jayna Brown, Tavia Nyong’o, and John Keene discuss the impact and enduring significance of the work of Samuel R. Delany. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Gayle Forman presents We Are Inevitable, in conversation with Libba Bray and E. Lockhart. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Brandon Fleming presents Miseducated: A Memoir. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Joshua Henkin presents Morningside Heights, in conversation with Tom Barbash. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Gina Frangello joins the Readings by Writers Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 6/18: John Tresch presents The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allen Poe and the Forging of American Science, in conversation with Paul Lewis. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, Noon, $5.

Danielle Henderson presents The Ugly Cry: A Memoir, in conversation with Ann Friedman. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, 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 →