Please find below a roundup of this week’s free, public virtual events, as well as recent articles, media, and essays from PRH Speakers Bureau speakers.
Virtual Events with Our Speakers
Tune in to these virtual Penguin Random House speakers’ book events, author Q&As and more that are happening this week.
These publicity events are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, May 26
- Mike Lupica is in-conversation with James Patterson, sponsored by North of Boston Libraries and Wellesley Books (7:00PM EST)
- Ian Manuel speaks at The Center for Fiction (7:30PM EST)
Check out #BooksConnectUsLive for more live virtual events.
News and Media from PRHSB Speakers
Our speakers provide clarity and shrewd analysis of today’s issues to help make sense of our current and future political landscape.
- Stephen Colbert chats with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi speaks on Israel-Palestine cease-fire, the criminal prosecution of Donald Trump, the police killing of Andrew Brown Jr., and Andrew Giuliani’s run for governor of New York
- 4 LGBTQ+ Politicians on How Harvey Milk’s Legacy Still Inspires Them Today | Out: Delaware State Senator Sarah McBride speaks on the inspiration of Harvey Milk.
- Stocks are down as pressure on tech continues — Here’s what investors are saying about the markets | CNBC: Roger McNamee talks about the politic pressure put on tech companies.
- ‘Who’s out protecting us?’: Spate of anti-Jewish attacks in the U.S. draws calls for more forceful response | The Washington Post: Matt Bai reports anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. after the fighting erupted in Israel and Gaza.
- A professor became a police officer — and learned what’s really broken about policing | Vox: Rosa Brooks explains how that what’s broken in policing is what’s broken in American society.
These articles from our speakers highlight practical advice and news about the current pandemic.
- Brené with Priya Parker on How We Return and Why It Matters | Dare to Lead with Brené Brown: Priya Parker talks about the real, big and small challenges we’ll see when we return to workplaces.
- Dropping masks means trusting people in the U.S. about their vaccination status. That’s tough. | The New York Times: Howard Markel, M.D. expresses his concerns on the new CDC guidelines.
- CDC guidance on summer camps expected to be issued soon, White House adviser says | CNN: Alisyn Camerota speaks with the White House senior adviser on guidance for summer.
- Five Ways to Jump-Start Your Child’s Independence Today, According to Expert Lauren Smith Brody | Parades: Lauren Smith Brody offers advice for children who’s been home a majority of the school year and need to learn to be a bit more independent.
- 4 Ways to Manage Your Energy More Effectively | Harvard Business Review: Greg McKeown provides tips for having staying power to sustain new goals.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- A scientist’s career in communion with trees | The Washington Post: Suzanne Simard’s memoir describes the intersecting webs of her career and private life.
- 6 Books That Bring the Asian American Experience Out of the Margins | Yes! Magazine: Cathy Park Hong and Ocean Vuong are on this list.
- Pharma’s Very Own Upton Sinclair Levels His Sights at the Opioid Epidemic | Yahoo!: Patrick Radden Keefe tackles the Sackler family, the billionaire dynasty behind Purdue Pharma and its most infamous product, Oxycontin.
- The 15 books we can’t wait to read in 2021 | Entertainment Weekly: Taylor Jenkins Reid’s MALIBU RISING is on this list.
- Summer is Coming. Bring a Book. | The New York Times: The New York Times recommends Lawrence Wright’s THE PLAGUE YEAR.