Notable Online: 10/3–10/9

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Sunday 10/3: Brooklyn Book Festival streaming events begin at 5 p.m. EDT with various authors. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, free.

Monday 10/4: Jen Winston and Adam J. Kurtz present Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much and You Are Here (For Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way Home. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

​​Leah Johnson and Kiki Petrosino will join Cafe Muse for a poetry reading. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Phoebe Boswell, Cyrus Cassells, and Ama Josephine B. Johnstone join the Center for African American Poetry & Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh for a reading and conversation. Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Camille Robcis presents Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy, and Radical Psychiatry in Postwar France. Book Culture via Zoom, 6:15 p.m. EDT, free.

Yiyun Li presents Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace, in conversation with Amitava Kumar. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Tuesday 10/5: Violaine Huisman presents The Book of Mother, in conversation with Nadja Spiegelman. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Joshua Ferris presents A Calling for Charlie Barnes, in conversation with Lynne Tillman. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $33.25.

Beth Gilstrap celebrates Deadheading and Other Stories with KB Carle, Kathy Fish, Meg Pillow, Hillary Leftwich, Steph Post, Robert James Russell, Nancy Stohlman, Ursula Villarreal-Moura, A.C. Warner, and Jim Warner. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Rachel Harrison presents Cackle, in conversation with Emily Hughes. WORD via Crowdcast, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Amitava Kumar presents A Time Outside This Time, in conversation with Teju Cole. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EDT, free.

Nessa Rapoport presents Evening. Shakespeare & Co via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

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

Sonya Lalli presents A Holly Jolly Diwali, in conversation with Sonali Dev. East City Books via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jane Ward presents In the Aftermath, in conversation with Sarah Martin. Book Cellar via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Jayne Allen presents Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, in conversation with Tia Williams. Left Bank Books via Facebook, 8 p.m. EDT, free.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore presents Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Wednesday 10/6: Amanda Larson presents Gut, in conversation with Diana Khoi Nguyen and Hannah Seidlitz. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Alice Hoffman presents The Book of Magic. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, $33.

Divya Victor and Serena Chopra discuss their work, collaboration, and interdisciplinary practice. Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Myriam J. A. Chancy presents What Storm, What Thunder, in conversation with Nicole Dennis-Benn. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Daniel Biegelson, Jason Schneiderman, and Cameron Barnett read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Jonathan Franzen presents Crossroads, in conversation with Tony Tulathimutte. Harvard Bookstore via Crowdcast, 7 p.m. EDT, $35.25.

Brandy Colbert presents Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, in conversation with Carole Boston Weatherford. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Thursday 10/7: Marlowe Granados presents Happy Hour, in conversation with Torrey Peters. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Joshua Ferris presents A Calling for Charlie Barnes, in conversation with with Lily King. Book Passage via YouTube, 5:30 p.m. PDT, free.

Ben Tanzer hosts a panel on caregiving memoirs, with authors Nancie Laird Young, Michael Keren, and Alisha Bashaw. Book Cellar via Zoom, 7 p.m. CDT, free.

Myriam J.A. Chancy presents What Storm, What Thunder, in conversation with Sejal Shah. East City Bookshop via Online, 7 p.m. EDT, $29.63.

Philip Dean Walker, author of Better Davis and Other Stories, presents a craft talk. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 6 p.m. EDT, free.

Shruti Swamy presents The Archer, in conversation with Mesha Maren. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7 p.m. EDT, free.

Parul Sehgal, A.O. Scott, and Brandon Taylor discuss criticism and their own pursuits, moderated by Halimah Marcus. Electric Lit via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. EDT, $10.

Dash Shaw presents Discipline, in conversation with Aidan Koch. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6:30 p.m. PDT, free.

​​Kiese Laymon and Wura-Natasha Ogunji hold a salon, the third event in Wit(h)ness: A CAAPP Black Study in Intimacy. The Center for African American Poetry & Poetics via Crowdcast, 2 p.m. EDT, free.

Friday 10/8: Joshua Ferris presents A Calling for Charlie Barnes, in conversation with Frank Rich. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PDT, free.

Saturday 10/9: Victoria Mas presents The Mad Women’s Ball, in conversation with A. Natasha Joukovsky. Albertine via Zoom, 2 p.m. EDT, free.

Lyric Hunter and Adrian Shirk join the Segue Reading Series. Zoom, 5 p.m. EDT, $5.

Nikki Barthelmess presents Everything Within and in Between, in conversation with Laura Taylor Namey. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. PDT, free.

Southern Festival of Books streams numerous events throughout the day. YouTube, 9 a.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 →