Notable Online: 10/17–10/23
Monday 10/18: Mary Jane Dunphe and Cindy Tran join the Poetry Project series. YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
Zeba Blay presents Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture, in conversation with Bassey Ikpi. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
Teresa K. Miller and Amanda Moore present Borderline Fortune and Requeening. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. PDT, free.
Charles Yu discusses Interior Chinatown. Pittsburg Lectures Online, 7:30 p.m. EDT, $15.
Tuesday 10/19: Amor Towles presents The Lincoln Highway, in conversation with Ken Burns. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $30.
Adrienne Celt and Thomas Kitson discuss Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace with Yiyun Li. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Marita Golden presents The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Mark McGurl presents Everything and Less, in conversation with Mark Grief. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Sophie Falco joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Askold Melnyczuk and Gene Kwak discuss The Man Who Would Not Bow and Other Stories and Go Home, Ricky!. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. EDT, free.
Wednesday 10/20: Amitava Kumar presents A Time Outside This Time with Robert Boynton, Francine Prose, and Parul Sehgal. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Gus Moreno presents This Thing Between Us. Book Cellar via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.
Michelle Bitting, Kristina Erny, Brianna Flavin, Grace MacNair, and Chloe Martinez celebrate the Coniston Prize with Radar Poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7p.m. EDT, free.
Elaine Equi and Vincent Katz join the Poetry Project series. YouTube, 8 p.m. EDT, free.
Brad Kessler presents North, in conversation with Lynn Nottage. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay present Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Susan Nguyen and Victoria Chang present Dear Diaspora and Dear Memory. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. PDT, free.
Fran Abrams, Karren L. Alenier, Reuben Jackson, Elizabeth Knapp, Gregory Luce, and Serena Agusto-Cox join the Poets vs the Pandemic. Café Muse via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Randon Billings Noble, Eric Tran, Sayantani Dasgupta, and Michael Dowdy celebrate A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays. Malaprops Bookstore Online, 6 p.m. EDT, free.
Thursday 10/21: Drew Magary presents The Night the Lights Went Out: A Memoir of Life After Brain Damage. Greenlight via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Dr. Crystal M. Fleming presents Rise Up!: How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy, in conversation with Jason Reynolds. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Bruna Dantas Lobato and Jennifer Shyue discuss sustaining a translation practice. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Gene Kwak presents Go Home, Ricky!., in conversation with Jenn Alandy Trahan, Jean Kyoung Frazier, and Matthew Salesses. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Benjamín Labatut presents When We Cease to Understand the World, in conversation with Lawrence Weschler. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Kaveh Akbar and Tommy Orange join the Tomales Bay Faculty Reading. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.
Amy Lee Lillard presents Dig Me Out. Book Cellar via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Victoria Chang presents Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief, in conversation with Kat Chow. The Strand via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Friday 10/22: Mark Doty and Elizabeth McCracken join the Tomales Bay Faculty Reading. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.
Alverne Ball presents Blue Religion, in conversation with Tony Bowers. Book Cellar via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.
Pierre Joris leads a discussion on Paul Celan’s poems as part of Flow Chart Foundation’s Close Reading in a Virtual Space series. Zoom, 3 p.m. EDT, free.
Saturday 10/23: Megan Milks and Sara Jane Stoner join the Segue Series via Zoom, 4:30 p.m. EDT, $5.
Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Liuyu Ivy Chen, Kay Cosgrove, Callie Garnett, and Janelle Tan join the No Tokens reading series. Zoom, 3:30 p.m. EDT, free.
Aurielle Marie presents Gumbo Ya Ya, in conversation with Morgan Parker. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.
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.
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.