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, June 1
- Brit Bennett discusses her new book, THE VANISHING HALF, for the Warwick’s Couch Surfing Book Tour (8:00PM EST)
Tuesday, June 2
- Elliot Ackerman joins Lemuria Bookstore for an in conversation about his latest book, RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE (6:30PM EST)
Megha Majumdar launches her upcoming book, A BURNING, with Books are Magic (7:00PM EST)
- Rebecca Makkai interviews fellow author Chris Bohjalian at Northshire Bookstore Live (7:00PM EST)
Wednesday, June 3
- Elliot Ackerman speaks with Cuyahoga Public Library about his book, RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE (7:00PM EST)
Brit Bennett joins Strand for the book launch of THE VANISHING HALF (7:00PM EST)
- Candice Millard is in conversation with Hampton Sides on the art of bringing history to life on the page (7:00PM EST)
Thursday, June 4
- Brit Bennett does a reading of her upcoming book, THE VANISHING HALF, for Book of the Month (5:00PM EST)
- Brit Bennett and Megha Majumdar join Literati Bookstore for an in conversation about their upcoming books (7:00PM EST)
- Elliot Ackerman joins Winthrop Public Library for a virtual author reading and audience Q&A (8:30PM EST)
Friday, June 5
- Kiley Reid keynotes for Girls Write Now Live (6:00PM EST)
- Elliot Ackerman discusses with St. Louis Country Library his latest book, RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE (7:00PM EST)
- Megha Majumdar joins fellow author Pam Zhang for a night of debut fiction at Politics & Prose (8:00PM EST)
Saturday, June 6
- Brit Bennett speaks with Politics & Prose and Girls Night In about her latest book, THE VANISHING HALF (7:00PM 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.
- Hearing on the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color | Ways & Means Committee Hearings: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi testified before Congress on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.
- COVID-19 Coping Advice for Parents and Teens | Amanpour and Co.: Dr. Cara Natterson offers tips on how families can cope with isolation.
- Early Facebook investor discusses Trump’s executive order on social media | ABC News: Tech venture capitalist Roger McNamee speaks out on how tech organizations must adopt more responsible practices as the internet landscape continues to change and President Trump’s most recent executive order on social media.
- While Average Americans Struggle, Major Corporations Are Coming Out Ahead During The Pandemic | WGBH News: Robert B. Reich speaks on how the pandemic is hurting the poor, the middle class, and the working class while rewarding America’s billionaires.
- Questioning the Seat of Power and Money in the United States | Amanpour and Co.: Anand Giridharadas talk about his new talk show, SEAT AT THE TABLE, as well as the ways this pandemic has shed light on power and privilege in America.
- Purdue University’s introduces new supply chain vulnerability tool | RFD TV: Jayson Lusk talks about a new supply chain vulnerability tool and what its data can do for us as we move forward in these difficult times.
- With Over 100,000 Americans Dead From COVID-19, Do We Need A National Reckoning? | WBUR: Bina Venkataraman shares about coming to terms with the loss of so many Americans due to COVID-19.
ER Visit For COVID-19 Symptoms Stuck Man With A $3,278 Bill | NPR: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal takes a look at unexpectedly high medical bills for coronavirus.
- Racial Bias In Policing | NPR: Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt joins Here & Now to speak about her extensive work with police officers on racial bias.
- The Book Show #1662 – Lawrence Wright | WAMC: Lawrence Wright talks about his prescient new novel, THE END OF OCTOBER.
- The Way We Live Now | iHeartRadio: Dani Shapiro shares stories from listeners during this pandemic.
- Work before the house is up | iHeartRadio: Laura Vanderkam offers some tips on making use of your best bet for uninterrupted time.
- Coronavirus Epidemics Began Later Than Believed, Study Concludes | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer dicusses the revised timeline that may clairfy the nagging ambiguities about the arrival of the pandemic.
- 10 Weeks Into New York Area’s Lockdown, Who Is Still Getting Sick? | The New York Times: Dr. Sheri Fink examines who’s still getting sick despite the city’s lockdown.
- A Rising Star Chef Struggles to Save His Restaurant | Wall Street Journal: Kwame Onwuachi speaks on the coronavirus pandemic upending his industry.
- Robert Reich’s advice to the Class of 2020 | Salon: Robert B. Reich addresses the class of 2020 on how the multiple crises we’re facing are opportunities to remake this nation and the world
- Column: The words of Lincoln, Truman and Reagan got us through crises. Trump’s words makes everything worse | Los Angeles Times: Steve Lopez shares his thoughts on the importance of leadership during crises.