Notable Online: 7/18–7/24

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Monday 7/19: T.J. Newman presents Falling. Book Passage via Twitch and YouTube, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Shiori Ito presents Black Box: The Memoir That Sparked Japan’s #MeToo Movement, in conversation with Chanel Miller. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Sophia Benoit presents Well, This Is Exhausting: Essays, in conversation with Karen Chee. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kristen Radtke presents Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, in conversation with Mira Jacob and Malaka Gharib. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 7/20: Katie Kitamura presents Intimacies, in conversation with Raven Leilani. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Joyce Maynard presents Count the Ways, in conversation with Marisa Silver. Book Passage via Twitch and YouTube, 1 p.m. PDT free.

Lee Knight Jr. joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Kyle Lukoff, Isaac Fitzsimons, and Aaron H. Aceves join the Shop Talk series for a conversation on craft, worldbuilding, and more. Astoria Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jason Mott presents Hell of a Book. Center for Fiction via Zoom, 12:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Karin Slaughter presents False Witness, in conversation with Alafair Burke. East City Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Chris Stuck presents Give My Love to the Savages, in conversation with Chanelle Benz. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Michael Zapata presents The Lost Book of Adana Moreau. Book Cellar via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Rachel Yoder presents Nightbitch, in conversation with Angela Garbes, Chelsea Bieker, and Jessamine Chan. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Lilly Dancyger presents Negative Space, in conversation with Alisson Wood. Writers & Books via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 7/21: Nandana Dev Sen presents Acrobat, in conversation with Megha Majumdar. Greenlight Boosktore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Megan Miranda presents Such a Quiet Place, in conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan. Book Passage via Twitch and YouTube, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Miles David Moore, Ann Bracken, and Lucinda Marshall join Poets vs The Pandemic. Café Muse via Zoom, 7:00 p.m. EDT, free.

Marisel Vera presents The Taste of Sugar. Book Cellar via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Savala Nolan presents Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Body. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Amanda Kabak presents Upended. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Helen Ellis presents Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light: Essays, in conversation with Emma Straub. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tahmima Anam and Katie Kitamura present The Startup Wife and Intimacies, in conversation with Maris Kreizman. Center for Fiction via Zoom, 1 p.m. EDT, free.

Pik-Shuen Fung presents Ghost Forest with Megha Majumdar. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Thursday 7/22: Katie Kitamura and Brandon Taylor present Intimacies and Filthy Animals. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Hermoine Hoby presents Virtue, in conversation with Leslie Jamison. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Maureen N. McLane presents More Anon, in conversation with Katie Peterson. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $5.

Ellen Prentiss Campbell and Susan Scarf Merrell present Frieda’s Song and Shirley. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Erica Abeel presents The Commune. Book Culture via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Rumaan Alam, Kathryn Davis, Lauren Groff, and Ann Hulbert discuss Jean Stafford’s Boston Adventure. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Julian Aguon presents The Properties of Perpetual Light, in conversation with Tommy Orange. Auntie’s Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.

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Are you planning on to return to in-person events? If so, when? Email Ian MacAllen at [email protected] and let us know! If you have an in-person listing you’d like us to consider, in the subject line of the email, please include the event’s city and date, and in the body of the email, include a link to the event information. Deadline is Tuesday for publication on Sunday.

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If you have a listing you’d like us to consider, please contact [email protected]. In the subject line of the email, please include the event’s date. Please include the virtual platform, time zone, and a link to the event information in the body of your email.

For past events, visit the Notable Online archives here.


Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). 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 →