Notable Online: 7/4–7/10

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Tuesday 7/6: Adrian Matejka presents Somebody Else Sold the World, in conversation with Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Paul Tran. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Susan Elia MacNeal presents The Hollywood Spy, in conversation with Pam Jenoff. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Carolyn Ferrell presents Dear Miss Metropolitan, in conversation with Emily Raboteau. Astoria Bookshop via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tom Scharpling presents It Never Ends. Word Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $5.

Vanessa Riley presents Island Queen, in conversation with Adjoa Andoh. East City Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Paul Richmond joins the Cobalt Poets series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Dan Fesperman presents The Cover Wife, in conversation with Scott Shane. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Kristen Radtke presents Seek You, in conversation with Leslie Jamison. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 7/7: Eric Dean Wilson presents After Cooling: On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort, in conversation with Eula Biss. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Dr. Michele Harper presents The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir. Left Bank Boosk via Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Michelle Richmond presents The Wonder Test, in conversation with Katie Crouch. Booksmith via Go Passage, 9 p.m. EDT, free.

Francine Prose presents The Vixen, in conversation with Ivy Meeropol. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $31.

Dana Spiotta presents Wayward, in conversation with George Saunders. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Keith Ridgway presents A Shock, in conversation with John Keene. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Carter Sickels presents The Prettiest Star, in conversation with Nick White. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Christina Baker Kline presents The Exiles, in conversation with Elin Hilderbrand, Chris Bohjalian, Kristin Hannah, and Paula McLain. Book Cellar via Zoom, 6 p.m. CDT, free.

Kendra Allen presents The Collection Plate with Jason Reynolds. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 7/8: Lynn Steger Strong, Raven Leilani, and Miranda Popkey discuss writing desire, and Want, Luster, and Topics of Conversation. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Francine Prose presents The Vixen, in conversation with Elaine Petrocelli. Book Passage via Zoom and Twitch, 5 p.m. PDT, $40.

Joshua Cohen presents The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family. Solid State Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Claire Boyles joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Clare Sestanovich presents Objects of Desire, in conversation with Annie Bishai. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, $5.

Friday 7/9: Emily Bass presents To End a Plague: Americas Fight to Defeat AIDS in Africa with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. Books Are Magic via Zoom 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Chris Stuck presents Give My Love to the Savages: Stories, in conversation with Chaya Bhuvaneswar. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Elizabeth Gonzalez James presents Mona at Sea. The Writers’ Center via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 7/10: Mikhail Iossel joins the Readings By Writers series. Zoom, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

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In-person events happening this week in NYC:

Sunday 7/4: McNally Jackson presents Poetry in the Garden. Elizabeth Street Garden, 4 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/6: Kimiko Hahn, Nkosi Nkululeko, Trace Peterson, Maya Phillips, and host Jason Schneiderman join the Bryant Park Poetry Series. Bryant Park, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/8: Christopher Cox presents The Deadline Effect: How to Work Like It’s the Last Minute—Before the Last Minute. Powerhouse Books, 7 p.m., free.

Carl Watson presents Only Descend. KGB Bar, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 7/9: Alexandra Tatarsky joins the Poetry Project for Rot Talks 3: Dirt (A Feast). Poetry Project Outdoors, 7 p.m., $8.

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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 (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 →