Notable Online: 8/29–9/4


Monday 8/30: Peter Heller presents The Guide, in conversation with Don George. Book Passage via You Tube and Twitch, 1 p.m. PDT, free.

David W. Reed and Lin Nelson Benedek present Uphill and into the Wind and Singing Lessons. Vroman’s via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Tuesday 8/31: Robert Repino presents Malefactor, in conversation with Eric Smith. Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $5.

Meredith Westgate presents The Shimmering State, in conversation with Lydia Kiesling. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Sara Lupita Olivares presents her debut collection Migratory Sound, in conversation with Iliana Rocha. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 8 p.m. PDT, free.

Jimmy Santiago Baca joins the Cobalt Poets series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Yiyun Li presents Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace, in conversation with Alexandra Schwartz. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Eula Biss presents Having and Being Had, in conversation with Lauren LeBlanc. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 9/1: Hilma Wolitzer presents Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories, in conversation with Elizabeth Strout. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Tina M. Campt presents A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See, in conversation with Sarah Lewis. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers presents The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, in conversation with Lauren LeBlanc. Loyalty Boosktores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Emily Gray Tedrowe presents The Talented Miss Farwell, in conversation with Rebecca Makkai. Unabridged Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. CDT, free.

Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry presents What Isn’t Remembered, in conversation with Megan Cummins. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Yoon Choi presents Skinship: Stories, in conversation with Steph Cha. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5:30 p..m PDT, free.

Thursday 9/2: David Hoon Kim presents Paris Is a Party, Paris Is a Ghost, in conversation with Anjali Sachdeva. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Susan Nguyen celebrates her new collection of poems Dear Diaspora with Muriel Leung, Bo Schwabacher, and Joshua Nguyen. East City Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Merve Emre presents The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway, in conversation with Adam Dalva. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.


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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 More from this author →