Our speakers continue to participate in virtual events that are open to the public, and we are happy to include a roundup for you here. With things so uncertain at the moment, we hope attending these events will provide some hope, comfort, and inspiration. 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.
Monday, April 27
- Nic Stone reads children’s book, Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers, on Instagram Live, as part of Penguin Random House’s Read Together, Be Together series (3PM EST)
Tuesday, April 28
Wednesday, April 29
- Eduardo Porter joins the Aspen Institute for a conversation about race, the economy, and Covid-19 (2PM EST)
- Ariel Lawhon joins moderator Elisabeth Weed on Zoom to discuss Lawhon’s new novel, Code Name Hélène (6:30PM EST)
- Ken Burns joins American History Night for a live chat geared toward educators (7PM EST)
- David Allen Sibley gives a virtual lecture about his new book, What It’s Like to Be a Bird, hosted by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures (7PM EST)
Thursday, April 30
- Kelly Hoey joins Powderkeg’s virtual pitch event to tackle important questions that startups are currently facing, like remote work and the future of work (2PM EST)
- Jacqueline Woodson in conversation with fellow author C Pam Zhang on Instagram Live, co-hosted by Belletrist & Midtown Scholar Bookstore (4PM EST)
- Lawrence Wright in conversation with Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune, hosted by Paramount Theater Austin and the Texas Tribune (time tbd)
Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 2
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.
- Seat at the Table with Anand Giridharadas | VICE: On the premiere episode of Anand Giridharadas‘s new show, he holds an exclusive interview with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the ways in which this global pandemic should fuel political imagination.
- Ibram X. Kendi on data research about black Americans and COVID-19 | CBS News: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses the data on how the coronavirus has exacerbated racial disparities.
- Trump using coronavirus briefings for reelection efforts |MSNBC: Jounalist and policy expert Bina Venkataraman critiques the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
- The New Corner Office | iHeartRadio: Laura Vanderkam‘s hit new podcast will be adapted into an ebook and will publish in June.
- Sister Helen Prejean Calls on Gov. Ducey to Show Compassion, Release Arizona Inmates | KJZZ: Sister Helen Prejean on how her advocacy for prisoners has only grown stronger as we face this global pandemic.
- Finding Hope in Endurance with Emily St. John Mandel | The PEN Pod: Emily St. John Mandel discusses her new book, the state of the world, and how to maintain hope during these times.
- You Can’t Put the Baby Back In | The New York Times: On the latest episode of Together Apart, Priya Parker investigates the difficulties of pregnancy and parenting amidst the pandemic.
- The Way We Live Now | iHeartRadio: Dani Shapiro shares stories from listeners of all occupations about how they are coping with the coronavirus.
- Design Your Post-Pandemic Schedule | iHeartRadio: Laura Vanderkam discusses how upheaval creates a chance to rethink assumptions on The New Corner Office, her new daily podcast.
- Coronavirus exposes the height of corporate welfare |Salon: Robert Reich critiques the economic imbalance made plain by the pandemic.
- How Trump Wasted the Best Tool He Had to Fight Coronavirus | Washington Monthly: Richard A. Clarke gives insight into how he built the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile under the Clinton administration, and how crisis management is essential in times like these.
- Covid-19 Arrived in Seattle. Where It Went From There Stunned the Scientists. | The New York Times: Sheri Fink attempts to trace the spread of coronavirus around the country.
- DC Has Magnetic Charm for a Reason | Thrillist: Chef Kwame Onwuachi shares why the restaurant industry’s resilience will carry it through the many challenges it faces during this time.
- What Could Be Worse Than Coronavirus? Plenty | Bloomberg: Lawrence Wright talks about his new book, The End of October, which predicted the global pandemic.
- Covid-19 Hammering Farm Income | Fort Wayne Business Press: Jayson Lusk outlines the challenges farmers and the agriculture industry are facing as the coronavirus continues to spread.
- The Small-Business Aid Program Has Been a Fiasco | The New York Times: Policy advocate Tim Wu unpacks the issues with the recent federal aid package for small businesses.
- Interpreting the Covid-19 Death Rate: Undark: Science journalist Deborah Blum provides informative and helpful answers to readers’ burning questions about the coronavirus.