Notable Online: 11/14–11/20

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Sunday 11/14: Truong Tran, Jane Wong, and Douglas Kearny present their latest work. Skylight Books via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. PST, free.

Monday 11/15: Amy Leach, Kristen Radtke, Asali Solomon, Dana Spiotta, and Jane Wong join host Michele Filgate for the Red Ink series, Loneliness edition. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Ari Banias and Silvina López Medin join the Poetry Project series. Zoom, 8 p.m. EST, free.

Wendy Xu presents Tidesong, in conversation with Ethan Aldridge. Greenlight Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Tuesday 11/16: Catherine McCormack presents Women in the Picture: What Culture Does with Female Bodies, in conversation with Lauren Elkin. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Courtney Huse Wika, Halsey Hyer, Chelsea Bailie, Sara Renberg, anaïs peterson, and Angela Whalen read poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Thibault Manekin presents Larger Than Yourself: Reimagine Industries, Lead with Purpose & Grow Ideas into Movements, in conversation with Chris Wilson. The Ivy Bookshop via Zoom, 6 p.m. EST, free.

Ron Kolm joins the Cobalt Poets reading series. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. PST, free.

Isabel Fargo Cole and Rachel Kushner discuss Wolfgang Hilbig’s The Interim. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Ruth Gilligan presents The Butcher’s Blessing. Solid State Books via Crowdcast, 5 p.m. EST, free.

Joan Nockels Wilson presents The Book of Timothy: The Devil, My Brother, and Me. Annie Bloom’s Books via Zoom, 10 p.n. EST, free.

Lily King presents Five Tuesdays in Winter, in conversation with Kate Walbert. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Wednesday 11/17: Tracy Fuad, Simone Kearney, and Ross Gay join the Brooklyn Poets reading series. Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EST, free.

Saida Agostini and Steven Leyva join Poets vs The Pandemic. Café Muse via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Okezie Nwoka and Adam Soto present God of Mercy and This Weightless World, in conversation with Danny Vazquez. Community Bookstore via Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Thursday 11/18: Kay Ulanday Barrett and Pamela Sneed discuss More Than Organs and Funeral Diva. Books Are Magic via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Indies First presents Roxane Gay, in conversation with editor Amy Hundley. Book Passage via online, 7 p.m. PST, free.

Elias Rodriques and Robin D.G. Kelley join the No Wrong Answers series. Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, $18.

Sufiya Abdur-Rahman presents Heir to the Crescent Moon. The Writer’s Center via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. EST, free.

Yona Harvey, Cynthia Manick, and Yvonne McBride discuss The Future of Black Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry. White Whale Bookstore via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Stephanie Gangi discusses Carry the Dog, in conversation with Amanda Brainerd. McNally Jackson via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Carolyn Dinshaw and Garth Greenwell discuss queer theory and queer fiction. The Center for Fiction via Zoom, 7 p.m. EST, free.

Jennifer Nelson, Matt Broaddus, Lewis Freedman, Jed Munson, Stephen Nashef celebrate new books from Ugly Duckling Presse. Zoom, 7:30 p.m. EST, free.

Jung Yung presents O Beautiful, in conversation with Elizabeth McKenzie. Vroman’s via Crowdcast, 6 p.m. PST, free.

Saturday 11/20: Charles Bernstein and Geoffrey Olsen join the Segue Series. Zoom, 4:30 p.m. EST, $5.

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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 →