As we continue to practice social distancing, many of our speakers are offering virtual events that are open to the public to connect with audiences and share knowledge, entertainment, and comfort. Below, we’ve rounded up upcoming events from our speakers for the next week, as well as recent articles, media, and essays from our speakers on life during the pandemic.
Are you interested in learning more about virtual events? Contact us and we would be happy to provide suggestions for planning your next webinar, livestream, or keynote, from finding the right speaker to advising on technology.
As always, we wish you safety and health.
Virtual Events with Our Speakers
As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re finding new ways to connect with each other and the stories and authors who inspire us. Tune in to these virtual Penguin Random House speakers’ book events, author Q&A’s and more that are happening this week.
- R.J. Palacio reads from Wonder every weekday on Twitter (12PM EST)
- Rachel Cargle reads a picture book every weekday on Instagram Live (3PM EST)
Monday, April 13
- Warwick’s presents Ariel Lawhon, author of Code Name Hélène, in conversation with Liz Fenton (7PM EST)
Tuesday, April 14
- Ed Catmull in conversation with Richard Chuang on the evolution of computer graphics (12PM EST)
- John Green livestreams with Sarah Urist Green, The Guerrilla Girls, and members of Bang on a Can (7PM EST)
- Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Glass Hotel, Harvard Book Store Crowdcast Event (7PM EST)
Wednesday, April 15
- Casey Cep joins the History Book Festival to discuss her book, Furious Hours (2PM EST)
- John Green livestreams with Sarah Urist Green, Lonnie Holley, and T.J. Dedeaux-Norris on Instagram Live (7PM EST)
- Robert Reich, author of The System, Town Hall Seattle Virtual Event (7:30PM EST)
- Ariel Lawhon, author of Code Name Hélène, in conversation with Lisa Wingate, author of The Book of Lost Friends (8PM EST)
- Rachel Cargle moderates a RH Well Enough panel (8PM EST):
Thursday, April 16
- Lemuria Books Instagram Takeover with Ariel Lawhon, author of Code Name Hélène (6:30PM EST)
- One World Ideas & Action with Ta-Nehisi Coates (8PM EST):
Friday, April 17
- John Green YouTube livestream with Sarah Urist Green, Stuart Hyatt, and Gina Beavers (8PM EST)
- Steve Silberman celebrates the life and legacy of neurologist Oliver Sacks (10:30PM EST)
Check out #BooksConnectUsLive for more live virtual events.
News and Media from PRHSB Speakers
We are all looking for the most relevant information about the current crisis, as well as advice on how to cope with the quickly changing personal, political, and cultural landscape. These articles from artists, journalists, scientists, and productivity experts highlight practical advice and news from the frontlines of the pandemic.
- The Science of COVID-19 | Connecticut Public Radio: Carl Zimmer joined the Where We Live podcast to talk about the science behind the coronavirus.
- Light at the Middle of the Tunnel | Together Apart, The New York Times: Priya Parker helps a young woman design a gathering to mark her sister’s birthday and her transition into adulthood.
- What the Racial Data Show | The Atlantic: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi synthesizes the most recent data regarding the coronavirus, which shows that communities of color have been hit the hardest in every sense.
- The Ripple Effects of Coronavirus on Immigrant Communities | The New Yorker: As part of the “Dispatches from a Pandemic” series, Edwidge Danticat shares an honest piece about the communities being hit the hardest by the coronavirus.
- Keeping Literary Culture Alive Through Resilience | PEN America: Jennifer Egan joins The PEN pod to discuss her own experience with the coronavirus, as well as how books and literature will see us through this time.
- Shaka Senghor and Oprah | Oprah Talks COVID-19: Shaka Senghor talks with Oprah and reveals how he used creativity and learning to survive seven years of isolation in solitary confinement.
- Sister Helen Prejean spending COVID-19 quarantine advocating for prisoners | Crux: Sister Helen Prejean is not pausing her advocacy or staying silent about the abolition of the death penalty, even during our current crisis.
- David Allen Sibley Takes You Bird-Watching Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns | NPR: David Allen Sibley gets our minds off the pandemic by teaching us about the lives of the birds we see out our windows.
- The View from London During the Coronavirus Pandemic | The New Yorker: Rebecca Mead writes for the series “Dispatches from a Pandemic,” about the city of London and how it is coping with the virus.
- The greatest games ever played? They haven’t been played yet | New York Daily News: Mike Lupica ensures that sporting events will help us connect and heal after the virus has subsided.
- How to Stay Motivated When Your Job Isn’t Saving Lives | Medium: Laura Vanderkam offers helpful advice on how to maintain productivity and routine during this challenging time.
- The Grocers Houston’s Front Lines | The New Yorker: Bryan Washington writes for the “Dispatches from a Pandemic” series, about how grocery store workers in Houston are providing an extremely valuable service to the city.
- Detroit Confronts COVID-19 | Michigan Matters: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha shares about her own COVID-19 diagnosis and how it has impacted her family’s life.
- In 2017, a journalist claimed that Trump’s Hurricane Katrina would be ‘a deadly pandemic.’ He tells us why he made that prediction. | Business Insider: Steve Silberman explains why he predicted the coronavirus outbreak and warns against listening to misinformation about the virus.
- How the Coronavirus Has Infected Our Vocabulary | The New Yorker: As part of the “Dispatches from a Pandemic” series, Karen Russell writes about the ways our vocabulary has rapidly changed in the wake of the pandemic.
- How to grow a vegetable garden, according to legendary chef Alice Waters | Fast Company: Chef Alice Waters offers tips on how to grow your own food at home, when grocery shopping may not be an option.
- A Coronavirus Test May Now Be Available, but It Might Not Be Cheap | Yahoo: Elisabeth Rosenthal reports on the possibility of a more widely available coronavirus test, along with its implications.
- Adjusting to the Prophylactic Life, Under Coronavirus Quarantine | The New Yorker: Gary Shteyngart shares how he is adapting to a new lifestyle while practicing physical distancing, as part of the “Dispatches from a Pandemic” series.