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
- Nic Stone runs “First Chapter Fridays” every Friday on IGTV (12PM EST)
- Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds host a virtual book club every week in May to discuss their book, STAMPED (Wednesdays, 2PM EST)
- Nic Stone chats with fellow YA author Angie Thomas every Thursday on Instagram Live (3PM EST)
- Rachel Cargle reads a picture book every weekday on Instagram Live (3PM EST)
Monday, May 11
- Robert Reich joins a virtual discussion with the Harvard Book Store to talk about his new book, THE SYSTEM: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It (7PM EST)
Tuesday, May 12
- Kelly Hoey answers questions about networking and careers on Instagram Live for the Bright Network (11AM EST)
- Adam Gidwitz has a virtual launch event for the newest book in the Unicorn Rescue Society series (2PM EST)
- Jerry Saltz joins The National Arts Club for a virtual Q&A about art, creativity, and his book, HOW TO BE AN ARTIST (3PM EST)
- Lawrence Wright speaks with The World Affairs Council about his new novel, THE END OF OCTOBER (5PM EST)
- Emily St. John Mandel joins Reads & Company for a virtual conversation about her popular new novel, THE GLASS HOTEL (7PM EST)
- Donovan Livingston and other prestigious, bestselling authors lead Random House’s Virtual Commencement, a ceremony to celebrate this year’s graduating class (8PM EST)
Wednesday, May 13
- Kelly Hoey chats with Cambridge Women in Business on Instagram Live about how to break out of traditional networking patterns and make meaningful connections in your industry (10AM EST)
- Lawrence Wright joins Politics and Prose for a conversation with Jane Mayer about his new novel, THE END OF OCTOBER (7PM EST)
Thursday, May 14
- Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi join the Ideas x Action series to discuss inequality and health, and their respective work and research (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.
- Seat at the Table | VICE TV: On Seat at the Table, Anand Giridharadas challenges both the libertarian right and disillusioned left to reconsider the War on Government.
- How Should We Reimagine Cities After the Pandemic? | The Boston Globe: Bina Venkataraman discusses what this pandemic might teach us about how to make our cities more livable.
- Unlocking the Unconscious with Jennifer Egan | PEN to Paper: Jennifer Egan on where we can find the inspiration to write during this unprecedented moment in time.
- ‘History makes you an optimist’ | Amanpour: Ken Burns talks about his UNUM project and why the Covid-19 crisis “can’t help but be a turning point.”
- How to Rethink Your Wedding | The New York Times: On a new episode of Together Apart, Priya Parker looks at how couples are getting married via virtual ceremonies during the pandemic.
- ‘Whatever We Have, We Have to Work With It’ | The New York Times: On the Sugar Calling podcast, Cheryl Strayed interviews legendary writer Alice Walker about ancestors, solitude, and the time it takes to heal.
- The Way We Live Now | iHeartRadio: Dani Shapiro interviews more people affected by the pandemic, including a grocery store manager, a dog groomer, and more.
- The Remote Worker is In | iHeartRadio: Laura Vanderkam teaches listeners how to be more effective with semi-regular hours on The New Corner Office, her daily podcast.
- Building Your Network from Home | Ideas Elevated: Networking expert Kelly Hoey teaches listeners how to continue networking, even when social distancing is the name of the game.
- A Conversation About COVID-19 in Michigan Prisons | Live Free or Die: Shaka Senghor discusses the necessity of treating prison inmates with humanity, especially during a global crisis.
- Trump’s 4-step plan for reopening the economy will be lethal | Salon: Robert B. Reich expresses concern about the current plan to reopen the economy amidst the pandemic.
- Did a Mutation Turbocharge the Coronavirus? Not Likely, Scientists Say | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer reports on the latest scientific information about how the coronavirus spreads.
- U.S. deportations to Haiti during coronavirus pandemic are ‘unconscionable’ | Miami Herald: Edwidge Danticat breaks down the complications of immigration as the coronavirus continues to spread.
- If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says | Vanity Fair: David Ewing Duncan shares compelling evidence that the number of Covid-19 cases would decrease significantly if a majority of people wore masks.
- America’s Indispensable Industry | Pork Business: Food economist Jayson Lusk offers an eye-opening look into the vulnerabilities of the food industry where labor is involved.
- Meat Packing Plants and More: Your Covid-19 Questions, Answered | Undark: Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Deborah Blum answers reader questions about the coronavirus and the systems affected by the pandemic.
- Franklin Graham Is Taking Down His N.Y. Hospital, but Not Going Quietly | The New York Times: Dr. Sheri Fink‘s latest reporting on Covid-19 and an evangelical leader at the center of a pandemic-related controversy.
- Play hard to get, Gov. DeSantis. Trump needs you more than you need him | Tallahassee Democrat: Florida native Carl Hiaasen wrote about his state’s response to the pandemic.
- First Meal Back | Inside Hook: Chef Kwame Onwuachi answers questions about the state of the restaurant industry and where he’ll be eating when it’s safe to go out again.
- 7 Tips for Watching Birds During the Spring Lockdown | The New York Times: Ornothologist David Allen Sibley offers several tips for birdwatching while we stay home this season.