Notable Online: 10/24–10/30

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Sunday 10/24: Shayla Lawz, Natalie Homer, Carly Inghram, and Sean Cho A. celebrate their fall poetry releases from Autumn House Press. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Monday 10/25: Jessica Abughattas and Jackie Ess join the Poetry Project series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Jared Seide and José L. Recio present Where Compassion Begins and Transitions. Vroman’s Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay present Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom. in conversation with Mary Ziegler. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Tuesday 10/26: Craig Davidson presents Cascade: Stories, in conversation with Max Loskutoff. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Amy Lee Lillard presents Dig Me Out, in conversation with Jeannie Vanasco. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Susan Orlean presents On Animals, in conversation with Mary Roach. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, #33.75.

Peter Coyote presents Tongue of a Crow, in conversation with Susan Wooldrige. Book Passage via Online, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

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

Paul Auster presents Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane, in conversation with Charles Bernstein. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Carolyn Wood presents Class Notes: A Young Teacher’s Lessons from Classroom to Kennedy Compound. Annie Blooms Books via Online, 10 p.m. EDT, free.

Gory Edim presents On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library, in conversation with Edwidge Danticat. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson presents My Monticello, in conversation with Carolyn Ferrell. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Tiphanie Yanique presents Monster in the Middle, in conversation with Brandon Taylor. The Center for Fiction via ZOom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 10/27: Laura Kolbe presents Little Pharma: Poems, in conversation with Jordan Kisner and Isabel Duarte-Gray. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Melissa Lozada-Oliva presents Dreaming of You: A Novel in Verse, in conversation with Sadie Dupuis. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Brittney Cooper, Chanel Craft Tanner, and Susana Morris discuss Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood. Loyalty Bookstores via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Victoria Chang presents Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief, in conversation with Kao Kalia Yang. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Thursday 10/28: Rebecca Hall presents Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts, in conversation with Nneka D. Dennie. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Beth Gilstrap presents Deadheading and Other Stories, with Sherrie Flick, Sheila Squillante, and Marsha Timblin. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Victoria Chang presents Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief, in conversation with E. J. Koh. Solid State Books via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Ananda Lima presents Mother/Land, with Omotara James, Susan Nguyen and Alina Stefanescu. The Bindery via GoPassage, 9 p.m. EDT, free.

Hernan Diaz, Roxana Robinson and Ed Simon discuss Edith Wharton’s Ghosts. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Albert Samaha presents Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes, in conversation with Tracy Clayton. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Clea Simon presents Hold Me Down. Harvard Book Store via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Venita Blackburn presents How to Wrestle a Girl: Stories, in conversation with Rion Amilcar Scott. Loyalty Bookstores Via Crowdcast, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 10/29: Frank Bidart presents Against Silence, in conversation with Garth Greenwell. Harvard Book Store via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Tracy Fuad and Laura Kolbe present About: Blank and Little Pharma. White Whale Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Randon Billings Noble, Angie Chuang, Susanna Donato, and Christopher Linforth celebrate the release of A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays. Zoom, 5 p.m. MDT, free.

Saturday 10/30: Wayne Koestenbaum and Morgan Võ join the Segue Series. Zoom, 4:30 p.m. EDT, $5.

Achy Obejas and Carolina De Robertis discuss Boomerang / Bumerán and The President and the Frog. Book Passage via Online, 4 p.m. PDT, 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 (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 →