Notable Online: 6/6–6/12

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Sunday 6/6: Alina Stefanescu, David Woo, Christopher Kondrich, Kathleen Ossip, Aviya Kushner, Kevin Prufer, and guest host Charles Jensen join the Mercy Street Readings. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free and donation suggested.

Monday 6/7: Lisa Taddeo presents Animal, in conversation with Stephanie Danler and Gillian Flynn. Book Passage via YouTube, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Tara Campbell and Meg Kearney read their poetry at Cafe Muse. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Donna Ward presents She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster’s Meditations on Life, in conversation with Jackie Shannon Hollis. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 10 p.m. EDT, free.

Moya Bailey presents Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance, in conversation with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Andrew H. Knoll presents A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. EDT, $5.

Christine Mangan presents The Palace of the Drowned, in conversation with Aimee Molloy. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Adam Rothman, Elsa Barraza Mendoza, and Lauret Savoy discuss Facing Georgetown’s History: A Reader on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Kiese Laymon presents the revised version of Long Division, in conversation with Robert Jones, Jr. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 6/8: Danielle Henderson presents The Ugly Cry, in conversation with Rainbow Rowell. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Michael Punke presents Ridgeline. Vroman’s via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Sofía Aguilar, Ashia Ajani, Chris Clements, Natashia Deón, Rocio Franco, David Higdon, Jennifer A. Howard, Andy Marlowe, Natalie Mislang Mann, Dave Osmundsen, Viva Padilla, Jory Pomeranz, Cole Pragides, Amalia Oliva Rojas, Eugene Schacht, Audrey Sioeng, and Nick Zelle celebrate the latest issue of Exposition Review. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free

Lionel Shriver presents Should We Stay or Should We Go. Book Passage via YouTube, 1 p.m. PDT, free.

Matthew Clark Davison presents Doubting Thomas, in conversation with Paul Lisicky. Booksmith via Facebook, 9 p.m. EDT, free.

Lisa Taddeo presents Animal. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

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

Andy Abramowitz presents Darling at the Campsite. Shakespeare & Co via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Mohamed Kheir presents Slipping, in conversation with Robin Moger and Yasmine El Rashidi. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Michael Kleber-Diggs to celebrate Worldly Things, winner of the 2020 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. Zoom, 6 p.m. CDT, free.

Raven Leilani presents Luster, in conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib. The Center for Fiction via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 6/9: Michelle Orange presents Pure Flame, in conversation with Adelle Waldman. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Kristen Arnett presents With Teeth, in conversation with Esme Weijun Wang. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Mikki Kendall presents Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot, in conversation with Shadiin Garcia. Zoom, 4 p.m. PDT, free.

Akwaeke Emezi talks with Senthuran Varatharajah and Ann Daramola about Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Laurie Frankel presents One Two Three in conversation with Emily Ranson. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Bronwen Tate, Diamond Forde, and Samantha DeFlitch read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rivka Galchen presents Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch, in conversation with Christine Smallwood. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Paul Mendez presents Rainbow Milk. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. EDT, $5.

Thursday 6/10: Kate Zambreno presents To Write as If Already Dead, in conversation with talks with Bhanu Kapil . McNally Jackson via Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free.

Jonathan Parks-Ramage presents Yes, Daddy. Unabridged Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Meredith Talusan celebrates Fairest with Jose Antonio Vargas, and Anthony Ocampo. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Larry Watson presents The Lives of Edie Pritchard, in conversation with Caroline Leavitt. Book Cellar via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Gina Yashere discusses Cack-Handed: A Memoir. Mahogany Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Maxine Bedat presents Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Martha Cooley presents Buy Me Love, in conversation with Susan Merrell. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Chet’la Sebree presents Field Study, in conversation with Emily Holland. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 6/11: Tiana Nobile presents Cleave, in conversation with Diana Khoi Nguyen. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kristen Arnett presents With Teeth, in conversation with Laura van den Berg. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 6/12: Darla Himeles, Mihaela Moscaliuc, and Lisa Alexander celebrate Cleave and Cemetery Ink. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

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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 →