Notable Online: 6/27–7/3

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Monday 6/28: Clare Sestanovich discusses Objects of Desire, in conversation with Stephanie Danler. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Dr. Jen Gunter presents The Menopause Manifesto, in conversation with Emily Willingham. Books Passage via YouTube & Twitch, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Maria Hummel presents Lesson in Red, in conversation with Jessica Goldberg. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Rachel Cusk presents Second Place with Makenna Goodman. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 1 p.m. EDT, $5.

Tuesday 6/29: Daniela Buccilli, Paola Corso, Jason Irwin, Rachel Mennies, and Fred Shaw join the Hemingway’s 2021 Summer Poetry Series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Sharon Smith-Knight joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Michael Torres presents An Incomplete List of Names, in conversation with Diana Marie Delgado. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Chris Offutt presents The Killing Hills, in conversation with Jonathan Lethem. Book Passage YouTube & Twitch, 1 p.m. PDT, free.

Megha Majumdar presents A Burning with C Pam Zhang. Community Bookstore via YouTube, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 6/30: Emma Brodie presents Songs in Ursa Major, in conversation with Emma Gray. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Lisabeth During presents The Chastity Plot, in conversation with Simon Critchley. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Diane Johnson presents Lorna Mott Comes Home, in conversation with Sanaë Lemoin. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Sheryl Luna, Dave McClinton, Kate Reed Petty, and Héctor Tobar celebrate the latest issue of ZYZZYVA. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Chaney Kwak presents The Passenger: How a Travel Writer Learned to Love Cruises & Other Lies from a Sinking Ship, in conversation with Paul Lisicky. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 7/1: Ottessa Moshfegh discusses Death in Her Hands, in conversation with Jia Tolentino. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jonathan Evison presents Legends of the North Cascades, in conversation with Caroline Leavitt. Book Passage via YouTube & Twitch, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Heidi Seaborn presents An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe and Kelli Russell Agodon presents Dialogues with Rising Tides. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Mikhail Iossel joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free. ,

Amanda Montell discusses Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, in conversation with Koa Beck. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Teri Ellen Cross Davis presents A More Perfect Union, in conversation with Dr. Tara Betts. East City Book Shop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Brandon Taylor presents Filthy Animals, in conversation with Adam Dalva. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 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 →