Notable Online: 7/11–7/17

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Sunday 7/11: Lysz Flo, Callista Buchen, Melissa Fite Johnson, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Rachel Mennies, Stephen van Dyck, and Dustin Brookshire join the Mercy Street Reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, donation suggested.

Monday 7/12: Matt Bell, Jeanne Thornton, Keenan Norris, and Brooks Sterritt joins the Franklin Park Reading Series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Francisco Aragón, Sandra Beasley, Andy Fogle, Kori Johnson, Jose Padua, Richard Peabody, and Amy Young join editor Katherine E. Young to celebrate Written in Arlington: Poems of Arlington, VA. Cafe Muse via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Amy Koppelman joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Yaa Gyasi presents Transcendent Kingdom, in conversation with Seija Rankin. Loyalty Bookstore via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Beth Morgan presents A Touch of Jen. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 7/13: Nikki Allen, John Dorsey, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Stephen Lin, and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley join Hemingway’s 2021 Summer Poetry Series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

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

Translator Nandana Dev Sen presents Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s Acrobat, in conversation with David Ouimet. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Gabriel Krauze presents Who They Was, in conversation with Nico Walker. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Leslie Gray Streeter presents Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like “Journey” in the Title. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Megha Majumdar presents A Burning. Book Passage via Twitch and YouTube, 2 p.m. PDT, free.

Morgan Parker presents the re-release of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night, in conversation with Angel Nafis. Books Are Magic Via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 7/14: Elizabeth Greenwood talks with Benjamin Lorr about Love Lockdown: Dating, Sex, and Marriage in America’s Prisons. Powerhouse Arena via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jim Terry presents Come Home, Indio: A Memoir, in conversation with Ezra Clayton Daniels. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 3 p.m. PDT, free.

Megan Miranda presents Such a Quiet Place, in conversation with Rachel Hawkins. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Lina Meruane, Nona Fernandéz, and Natasha Wimmer discuss the new generation of Latin American women. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Chris Stuck presents Give Me Love Savages: Stories, in conversation with Chad Morgan. Unabridged Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Miranda Cowley Heller presents The Paper Palace, in conversation with Adrienne Brodeur. East City Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 7/15: Andrés Cerpa presents The Vault and Carey Salerno presents Tributary. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Dana Spiotta presents Wayward, in conversation with Rachel Kushner. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Hanna Halperin presents Something Wild. Harvard Book Store via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

J’Anet Danielo, Romana Iorga, Brendan Constantine, Justin Rigamonti, Amy Lerman, Carolyn Supinka, Carolyn Oliver, Robert Krut, Lisa Creech Bledsoe, Melanie Kristeen Robinson, David Donna, Ruth Williams, Amy Dryansky, Ann DeVilbiss, and William Fargason celebrate with Radar Poetry editors Rachel Marie Patterson and Dara-Lyn Shrager for the launch of issue 30. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Sunjeev Sahota presents China Room, in conversation with Karan Mahajan. The Strand via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Kristen Arnett presents With Teeth and talks craft. The Writer’s Center, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 7/16: Jasmine Guillory presents While We Were Dating, in conversation with Glory Edim. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Yaa Gyasi presents Transcendent Kingdom, in conversation with Esi Edugyan. Book Passage via Twitch and Zoom, 1 p.m. PDT, $24.

Join The Rumpus and White Whale Bookstore for the virtual launch of Taylor Byas’s debut chapbook Bloodwarm. Featuring readings from and conversation with Taylor Byas, Kendra Allen, Alan Chazaro, Jason B. Crawford, and Diamond Forde. Emceed by Rumpus editor-in-chief Marisa Siegel. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 7/17: David Gerrold, Daniel Keys Moran, and Malena Crawford join the Pen Parentis popup salon. Livecast, 8 p.m. EDT, 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'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 →