In the spirit of sharing knowledge, entertainment, and comfort, we wanted to let you know about some free, public virtual events our speakers will be participating in this week, as well as informative articles and media. As always, we wish you safety and health.
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.
Virtual Events with Our Speakers
As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re staying connected 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)
- Jacqueline Woodson reads from the National Book Award winner, Brown Girl Dreaming, every day this week on Facebook Live (April 6-10, 10:30AM EST)
- Peter Walsh will host a Lunch & Learn on decluttering on Instagram Live (April 7, 12:30PM EST)
- Cara Natterson, along with other parenting experts, will host a Big Ideas Night on parenting during this time, on Instagram Live (April 7, 8PM 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.
- A Kids’ Guide to Coronavirus | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer joined The Daily podcast to answer kids’ questions about the virus affecting the globe.
- Together Apart | The New York Times: Conflict facilitator Priya Parker launches a new podcast that explores the resiliency of the human spirit to creatively and meaningfully gather, even while we have to be apart.
- The New Corner Office | iHeartRadio: Laura Vanderkam launched a new, daily podcast that features quick tips designed to give you a daily dose of motivation and take your workday from great to awesome.
- What Lawrence Wright Learned from His Pandemic Novel | The New Yorker: Lawrence Wright spoke with his longtime New Yorker colleague, David Remnick, to discuss his eerily prescient new novel.
- Are Community Hospitals Ready for the Coronavirus? | The Atlantic: Franklin Foer talks to a physician who describes the gap between well-resourced institutions and those struggling to prepare for the influx of COVID-19 cases.
- Sugar Calling | The New York Times: Beloved author and advice-giver Cheryl Strayed launches Sugar Calling, a new podcast where she turns to the writers who have inspired her for courage and insight during this moment of uncertainty.
- Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s Guide to Quarantine Cooking | GQ: Kwame Onwuachi offers helpful cooking tips during this period of quarantine and even suggests some staple ingredients one can use to spice up any meal.
- Dr. Mona & COVID-19 | Stateside: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha talks about her symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19 and shares her thoughts on what needs to be done to overcome this global issue.
- Yes, You Can Channel Your Stress Into Creativity. Here’s How. | The New York Times: Jerry Saltz offers advice on how to pursue radical vulnerability and be creative during times of stress.
- Jayson Lusk Discusses The Economics of COVID-19 | The New York Times: Jayson Lusk joins “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” to explain the economics of food production and distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- We’ve reached a moral emergency. The privileged are profiting from this pandemic | Salon: Robert Reich sheds light on how the rich and privileged have been using the pandemic to their advantage.