Notable Online: 8/22–8/28

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Monday 8/23: Emily Henry presents People We Meet On Vacation, in conversation with Carley Fortune. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Francine Prose presents The Vixen. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Nichole Perkins presents Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be, in conversation with Bim Adewunmi. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 8/24: Arthur Magida presents Code Name Madeleine: A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris, in conversation with Marc Steiner. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

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

Louise Penny presents The Madness of Crowds, in conversation with Dorie Greenspan. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Molly Wizenberg presents The Fixed Stars, in conversation with Catherine Newman. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 8/25: Touré presents Nothing Compares 2 U: An Oral History of Prince, in conversation with Susannah Melvoin. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Kat Chow presents Seeing Ghosts, in conversation with Chanel Miller. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Natascia Mallin presents The First 50, in conversation with Scott Caan. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Thursday 8/26: Friederike Mayröcker and translator Alexander Booth present The Communicating Vessels, in conversation with Sarah Riggs. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 5:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Fran Wilde presents Clock Star Rose Spine, in conversation with Theodora Goss. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Kaveh Akbar discusses Pilgrim Bell, in conversation with Emily Holland. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Jasmine Guillory presents While We Were Dating, in conversation with Jamise Harper. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Vinod Busjeet presents Silent Winds, Dry Seas. Solid State Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kate Milliken presents Kept Animals, in conversation with Melissa Cistaro. Book Passage via YouTube and Twitch, 1 p.m. PDT, free.

Kat Chow presents Seeing Ghosts. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 7 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]us.net 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 →