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'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 →