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.
- Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds host a virtual book club every week in May to discuss their book, STAMPED (Wednesdays, 2PM EST)
- Rachel Cargle reads a picture book every weekday on Instagram Live (3PM EST)
Monday, May 4
- Rachel Cargle hosts “A Pandemic While Black”, an intimate discussion with mental health and community leaders on the Black experience during COVID-19 (8PM EST)
Tuesday, May 5
- Carl Zimmer talks about the search for Covid-19 cures and answers audience questions at this New York Times virtual event (4PM EST)
- Emily St. John Mandel joins the “How Have I Not Read This?” Book Club for a live, virtual discussion of Albert Camus’s The Plague (7PM EST)
Wednesday, May 6
- Dr. Ibram X. Kendi leads a virtual teach-in where he will talk about the racial disparities made plain by the pandemic (3PM EST)
- Mike Massimino talks to fellow astronaut Scott Kelly about their careers and paths to writing (7PM EST)
Thursday, May 7
- David Allen Sibley joins Magic City Books on Zoom to discuss why birdwatching is for birders and nonbirders alike (8PM EST)
Friday, May 8
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 the second episode of Seat at the Table, Anand Giridharadas interviews Rep. Katie Porter and delivers a monologue about how small businesses are coping during this time.
- Coronavirus will be comparable to Great Depression in American history | TODAY: Documentarian Ken Burns explains why the coronavirus pandemic will be a “hugely important moment” in future American history, comparable to the Great Depression and World War II.
- Who’s Calling the Shots When It Comes to Science? | FOX 5: Bina Venkataraman makes a case for why President Trump should let the doctors and scientists lead the way as the nation adjusts to a new normal.
- Flint’s Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha details her battle with COVID-19 | ClickOnDetroit: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha shares about her experience with the symptoms of Covid-19, and continues to educate about the proper steps to take as we face this virus.
- How Teachers are Fighting to Make Meaningful Connections with Students | The New York Times: On the latest episode of Together Apart, Priya Parker examines the toll that virtual learning has taken on educators and their students.
- What A National Vote-By-Mail Election Might Look Like | NPR: On the 1A podcast, Bina Venkataraman breaks down the pros and cons of mail-in voting and what’s needed to get a system up and running nationwide.
- The Twists And Turns Of The Evolution Of Life On Earth | Science Friday: Neil Shubin explains how technology like DNA sequences has allowed scientists to fill in the gaps in the story of evolution.
- ‘This Terrible Thing is Happening, but the World Goes On | The New York Times: On the Sugar Calling podcast, Cheryl Strayed interviews renowned YA author Judy Blume
- The Way We Live Now | iHeartRadio: Dani Shapiro interviews people from all walks of life—including a nurse, a college student, a comedian, and a novelist—about how they have been effected by the coronavirus.
- Display a Work Memento | iHeartRadio: Laura Vanderkam shows how to feel connected to one’s colleagues and purpose on The New Corner Office, her new daily podcast.
- How to Be Creative Right Now | Lifehacker: Jerry Saltz joined The Upgrade podcast to encourage creativity while in quarantine.
- Robert Reich on the the coronavirus class divide | Salon: Robert Reich details America’s deepening class issues as the coronavirus outbreak continues on.
- We’re Still Living and Dying in the Slaveholder’s Republic | The Atlantic: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi explains how the pandemic has made clear that “the long American war over communal well-being” rages on.
- Trump Turns Shared American Experiences into Us vs. Them | The New York Times: Journalist Mark Leibovich shares his thoughts on the Trump administration’s response to critical moments in American society.
- The closure of meatpacking plants will lead to the overcrowding of animals. The implications are horrible. | Vox: Food economist Jayson Lusk describes the deteriorating state of the meat industry during the pandemic.
- How to deal with your kid’s minor injuries at home | The Week:Pediatrician Cara Natterson answers questions about how to handle children’s minor injuries while we practice physical distancing.
- How Lawrence Wright’s New Novel Predicted the Pandemic | Rolling Stone: Lawrence Wright talks about his new book, The End of October, and how the story he created about a global pandemic actually came true.
- A Pork Panic Won’t Save Our Bacon | Bloomberg: Amanda Little explains why reopening pork plants will only compound a Covid-19 meat shortage.