We are excited to share another round of virtual events with you that are open to the public, featuring many of our incredible speakers. These events are sure to inspire, inform, and provide entertainment and comfort. We have compiled all the upcoming virtual events from our speakers for the next week, as well as recent articles, media, and essays on different aspects of 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
While we remain indoors, 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.
Tuesday, April 21
- Kiley Reid joins a virtual town hall to discuss Such a Fun Age(6:30PM EST)
- Olivia Gatwood and others participate in a live poetry reading to celebrate National Poetry Month (8PM EST)
Wednesday, April 22
Thursday, April 23
- Kelly Hoey discusses her book, Build Your Dream Network, with one of her readers, as part of her Virtual Water Cooler series. (10:30AM EST)
- Historian Ronald C. White will be a guest on The White House Historical Association’s “History Happy Hour” (5:30PM EST)
Friday, April 24
- Penguin Random House Virtual Con, a one-day only online extravaganza, featuring Emily St. John Mandel, Charles Yu and many more. (9AM – 7PM 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 Way We Live Now | iHeartRadio: Dani Shapiro launches a new, daily podcast where she holds intimate conversations with people from all walks of life about how they are coping during this strange and difficult time.
- Billionaires’ Donations to Fight Coronavirus are Largely Self-Serving | Newsweek: Robert Reich explains why billionaires’ support during the pandemic should be critiqued.
- Stop Blaming Black People for Dying of the Coronavirus | The Atlantic: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on how racial disparities have multiplied due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- Why We Should Be Skeptical About Philanthropy From The Billionaire Class | WGBH: Anand Giridharadas on why we should question billionaire philanthropy, especially during times of national crises.
- The Science of Covid-19 | Connecticut Public Radio: On the Where We Live podcast, expert Carl Zimmer discusses the science behind the virus that has spread across the globe.
- Treating Coronavirus in a Central Park ‘Hot Zone’| The New York Times: Sheri Fink‘s latest reporting on how New York City is responding to the coronavirus.
- ‘The virus is color blind. We are not’ | MSNBC: Ta-Nehisi Coates breaks down how racism and inequality appear in how our society handles the pandemic.
- How Do You Make Art During a Pandemic? Jerry Saltz Has a Few Suggestions | Slate: Author and art critic Jerry Saltz shares tips on how to maintain creativity during difficult times.
- Kwame Onwuachi Takes the Fight Against Coronavirus Very Personally | Food & Wine: Chef Kwame Onwuachi is working to help the restaurant industry during the pandemic.
- “I don’t mind staying at home for long stretches. I actually rather like it.” | The Times: Author Erin Morgenstern talks about how she is passing the time while sheltering in place.
- Neil Shubin’s book tour was just cancelled, so he dropped in on a biology class | FIU News: Neil Shubin joined a virtual college biology class to discuss evolution.
- The industry says we have enough food. Here’s why some store shelves are empty anyway. | Washington Post: Jayson Lusk offers his thoughts on the vulnerabilities of agriculture and our food supplies.
- Staying in with…Jennifer Clement | Vancouver Sun: Jennifer Clement shares about how she’s using this time to bring students and teachers together online.