Notable Online: 9/5–9/11

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Sunday 9/5: Shin Yu Pai, Daniel Lassell, Sally Rosen Kindred, Sarah Ann Winn, Ryan Black, Carrie Olivia Adams, and Han VanderHart join the Mercy Street Readings. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free or donation suggested.

Tuesday 9/7: Christopher Sorrentino presents Now Beacon, Now Sea: A Son’s Memoir, in conversation with Sam Lipsyte. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Bethany C. Morrow presents So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix, in conversation with Dr. Ebony Thomas. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Zachary Sergi presents Major Detours: A Choices Novel, in conversation with Jessica Goodman and Julia Rubin. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Merve Emre presents The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway, in conversation with Michael Cunningham. 192 Books Online, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Warren Easley presents No Witness. Annie Bloom’s via Zoom, 10 p.m. EDT, free.

Lynda V. E. Crawford joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Venita Blackburn presents How to Wrestle a Girl, in conversation with Laura Van Den Berg. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PST, free.

Kia Corthron presents Moon and the Mars, in conversation with Denne Michele Norris. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free donation suggested.

Wednesday 9/8: Jai Chakrabarti presents A Play for the End of the World, in conversation with Brigid Hughes. Co-presented with A Public Space. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz presents Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion, in conversation with Lena Herzog. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Stuart Neville presents The House of Ashes, in conversation with Mark Billingham. Book Cellar via Zoom, 1 p.m. CDT, free.

Marlowe Granados presents Happy Hour, in conversation with Sandi Tan. Left Bank via Facebook Live, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Amy Argetsinger presents There She Was: The Secret History of Miss America, in conversation with Petula Dvorak. East City Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Stephen Graham Jones presents My Heart Is a Chainsaw, in conversation with Grady Hendrix. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Poets Gabriella R. Tallmadge, Madeleine Barnes, and Michelle Maher read from their work. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Lloyd Schwartz presents Who’s On First: New and Selected Poems, in conversation with Gail Mazur. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Atticus Lish presents The War for Gloria, in conversation with Michele Filgate. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 9/9: Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez presents For Brown Girls with Tender Hearts and Sharp Edges: A Love Letter to Women of Color, in conversation with Yesika Salgado. Vroman’s via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Rebecca Donner presents All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler, in conversation with Meg Waite Clayton. Book Passage via Online, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Marlow Granados presents Happy Hour, in conversation with Stephanie Lacava. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Elly Fishman presents Refugee High: Coming of Age in America. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 12 p.m. EDT, free.

Suzanne Schneider presents The Apocalypse and the End of History: Modern Jihad and the Crisis of Liberalism. Community Bookstore via Facebook, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Kimberly McCreight presents Friends Like These, in conversation with Christina Alger. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Mathias Svalina makes a Pittsburgh stop on his Dream Delivery Service tour, and talks with Yona Harvey. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Lincoln Michel and Kim Stanley Robinson discuss The Body Scout and the The Ministry for the Future. Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Phillip B. Williams presents Mutiny, in conversation with Rachel Eliza Griffiths. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 9/10: Lauren Groff presents Matrix, in conversation with Jia Tolentino. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Atticus Lish presents The War for Gloria, in conversation with Duncan White. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

M. Soledad Caballero presents I Was a Bell,  and is joined by Celeste Gainey, Sarah Williams-Devereux, and Cameron Barnett. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Zoraida Córdova presents The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina, with V.E. Schwab and Leigh Bardugo. Community Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, $27.

A.K. Blakemore presents The Manningtree Witches, in conversation with Megan Nolan. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 9/11: Fiston Mwanza Mujila presents The River In The Belly & Other Poems, in conversation with J. Bret Maney. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 2 p.m. EDT, free.

Aria Aber, Kaveh Akbar, Kathleen Ossip, Diane Seuss, Maggie Smith, and Devon Walker-Figueroa join the tenth anniversary of the Couplet Reading Series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free donation suggested.

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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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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 →