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.
In the News
Our speakers provide clarity and shrewd analysis of today’s issues to help make sense of our current and future political and societal landscape.
- State Sen. McBride and DSU President Allen tapped for DNC Committee | Delaware Public Media: Sarah McBride is one of the five new Delawareans to serve as at-large DNC.
- UBC forestry prof name-dropped on Ted Lasso says she might have to start watching show | CBC: Suzanne Simard hopes pop-culture fame will promote awareness of environment.
- Newly Discovered Bat Viruses Give Hints to Covid’s Origins | The New York Times: Carl Zimmer reports on the coronaviruses discovered in Laotian bats that are surprisingly adept at infecting human cells.
- Republicans would “rather end democracy” than turn away from Trump, says Harvard professor | Salon: Steven Levitsky talks about how Democrats can strengthen our democracy while they still control the White House and Congress.
- What would a Covid memorial look like? Designers share ideas for ‘unprecedented’ tribute | NBC News: Daniel Libeskind speaks on designing a memorial for those who lost their lives to the pandemic.
Books Connect Us
With their imaginative, impactful pieces of literature, our speakers provide incredibly valuable perspectives to be read by all.
- Hilary Swank To Star In & EP Before She Disappeared Series Adaptation From eOne | Deadline: Oscar winner Hillary Swank is set to star in the adaptation of Lisa Gardner’s novel BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED.
- Elizabeth Strout Knows We Can’t Escape the Past | TIME: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout often finds inspiration in the worlds she has already built and explored.
- In Lauren Groff’s Matrix, medieval nuns build a feminist utopia | Vox: Lauren Groff brings the swaggering brilliance of 12th-century poet Marie de France to towering life.
- Bryan Washington: Reading short stories and YA to get through the pandemic | The Boston Globe: Bryan Washington shares his reading list.
- Cheryl Strayed on How to Get Started | WNYC: Cheryl Strayed answers questions on how to get started on that creative project, push through writer’s block, and just keep going.