Notable Online: 9/26–10/2

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Monday 9/27: Ayanna Thompson and Pardis Mahdavi present Blackface and Hyphen from the Object Lessons series. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Jill Lousie Busby presents Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $31.

Daniel Lipara and translator Robin Myers join Eulalia Books to present Another Life. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

John Lurie presents The History of Bones: A Memoir, in conversation with Chad Radford. A Cappella Books via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Phoebe Robinson presents Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes: Essays, in conversation with Glennon Doyle. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Lee Mandelo presents Summer Sows, in conversation with Sam J. Miller. Unabridged Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

David F. D’Orazi and Vicki Childs present The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D’Orazi and Rachel’s Butterflies. Vroman’s Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Rabih Alameddine presents The Wrong End of the Telescope. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 9/28: Myriam Gurba and Wendy C. Ortiz join the Poetry Project. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Dominique Mielle, Max Frumes, Sujeet Indap, and Laura Shin talk with moderator Kate Gardiner about money and finance. This an official 2021 Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jay Coles presents Things We Couldn’t Say, in conversation with Dave Connis. Vroman’s Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Kate Bowler presents No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear), in conversation with Anne Lamott. BookPassage via Online, 1 p.m. PDT, free.

Ryka Aoki presents Light from Uncommon Stars, in conversation with Sarah Gailey. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado presents The Life Assignment, in conversation with Yvette Siegert. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

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

Carl de Souza presents Kaya Days, in conversation with Jeffrey Zuckerman and Kei Miller. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar present Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, in conversation with Jamia Wilson. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7p.m. EDT, free.

Alice McDermott presents What about the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction, in conversation with Jane Delury. The Ivy via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Esteban Rodriguez presents Before the Earth Devours Us, in conversation with Athena Dixon. Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Wednesday 9/29: Carlie Hoffman, Michael Chang, and Adrian Matejka join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ruth Ozeki discusses The Book of Form and Emptiness. Vroman’s via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, $30.

Jayne Allen presents Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, in conversation with Morgan Rogers. Mahogany Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Megan Milks presents Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Patricia Park, John Domini, and Maria Giura join the Guerilla Lit Reading Series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint presents Names for Light, in conversation with Jeannie Vanasco. The Ivy via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 9/30: Diane Cook and Caoilinn Hughes present The New Wilderness and The Wild Laughter. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Kia Corthron discusses Moon and the Mars, in conversation with Sarah Schulman. Brooklyn Public Library via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Amia Srinivasan presents The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century, in conversation with Merve Emre. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Remigiusz Ryziński presents Foucault in Warsaw, in conversation with Sean Gasper Bye. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Mirande Bissell and Maya Ribault read poetry. The Ivy via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

R. J. Palacio presents Pony, in conversation with Josh Radnor. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, $18.

Kerri Arsenault, John Freeman, Sumanth Prabhaker, Emily Raboteau, Sarah Smarsh, and Garnette Cadogan discuss environmental storytelling. This an official 2021 Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. The Center for Fiction and Orion Magazine via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Join Kundiman, No Tokens, and The Rumpus for an inspiring evening of readings and conversation featuring Rohan Chhetri, Aaliyah C. Daniels, Pik-Shuen Fung, Robin Gow, Myriam Gurba, and Terese Mailhot and co-hosted by T Kira Mahealani Madden, Marisa Siegel, and Kyle Lucia Wu. This is an official 2021 Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free

Saturday 10/2: Edmund White and Max Steele join the Segue Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Victoria Mas presents The Mad Women’s Ball, in conversation with Fiona Mozley. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 2 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 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 →