Notable Online: 10/10–10/16

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Sunday 10/10: Guest editor Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and series editor Jenny Minton Quigley celebrate The Best American Short Stories 2021. Powerhouse via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Monday 10/11: Miriam Toews presents Fight Night, in conversation with Cheryl Sucher. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Andrea Elliott presents Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Dennis Cooper presents I Wished. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 12 PDT, free.

Myriam J.A. Chancy presents What Storm, What Thunder, in conversation with Zinzi Clemmons. Vroman’s Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Tuesday 10/12: Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi presents Savage Tongues, in conversation with Eileen Myles. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Christine Pride and Jo Piazza present We Are Not Like Them. Book Passage via YouTube, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Jonathan Franzen presents Crossroads, in conversation with Maria Semple. Auntie’s Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. PDT, $33.

Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon discuss Blackout with moderator Adam Silvera. Vroman’s Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Paul Corman-Roberts joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Eugene Lim presents Search History, in conversation with Jonathan Lethem. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Gregory Maguire presents The Brides of Maracoor. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, $34.25.

Sulaiman Addonia, Elizabeth Ayre, Lana Bastašić, Aleksandar Hemon, and Kyle Dillon Hertz celebrate the latest issue of Freeman’s with host and editor John Freeman. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Thomas Dean, Maya Shanbhag Lang, and Andrew Altschul join the Pen Parentis Salon, with co-hosts M.M. De Voe and Christina Chiu. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, $10.

Gus Moreno presents This Thing Between Us, in conversation with Rachel Eve Moulton. Unabridged Books via Online, 7:30 p.m. CDT, free.

Jessie Daniels discusses Nice White Ladies, in conversation with Doreen Oliver. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jai Chakrabarti presents A Play for the End of the World, in conversation with Amy Gottlieb. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Aurielle Marie presents Gumbo Ya Ya, in conversation with Deesha Philyaw. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 10/13: Robyn Hitchcock presents Somewhere Apart, in conversation with David Fricke. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Grafton Tanner presents The Hours Have Lost Their Clock: The Politics of Nostalgia, in conversation with Jenny Odell. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Alicia Garza presents The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, in conversation with Heather McGhee . Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Rosmarie Waldrop and Wendy Xu join the Poetry Project series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Daisy Hernández presents The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease. Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 10/14: Chibundu Onuzo presents Sankofa, in conversation with Sefi Atta. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Myriam J.A. Chancy presents What Storm, What Thunder. Book Passage via YouTube, 1 p.m. PDT, free.

Brittney Cooper, Susana Morris, and Chanel Craft Tanner discuss Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Gary Jackson, Esther Lee, and Yona Harvey read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jen Winston and Qian Julie Wang discuss Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much and Beautiful Country. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Dash Shaw presents Discipline with Greg Hunter. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Samantha Rose Hill presents Hannah Arendt (Critical Lives), in conversation with Paul Holdengräber. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Vince Passaro presents Crazy Sorrow, in conversation with Kathryn Harrison. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Donald Antrim discusses One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival, in conversation with Deborah Treisman. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Derecka Purnell presents Becoming Abolitionists: Police Protests, and Pursuit of Freedom, in conversation with V. Book Passage via YouTube, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Lyman Page presents The Little Book Of Cosmology, in conversation with Tobias Marriage. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Janice Lee presents Imagine a Death. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 10/15: Caroline Hagood presents Ghosts of America, in conversation with Rachel Lyon. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Saturday 10/16: Joon Oluchi Lee and Stacy Szymaszek join the Segue Series. Zoom, 4:30 p.m. EDT, $5.

Margaret Jull Costa, Jenny McPhee, and Suzanne Jill Levine discuss translations of Maria Judite de Carvalho, Natalia Ginzburg, and Silvina Ocampo and talk with Kate Zambreno. Brookline Booksmith via Zoom, 12 p.m. EDT, free.

KJ Miller and Deena November join the Vaser Cat series. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 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] 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 →