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 usand 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 and fellow YA author Dhonielle Clayton have daily conversations through the month of May with several 2020 debut authors on Instagram Live (2PM EST)
- 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)
Tuesday, May 26
- Elliot Ackerman will join the Harvard Bookstore to talk about his new novel, RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE (6PM EST)
Wednesday, May 27
- Kelly Hoey speaks to Career Contessa about networking and building powerful relationships (12:30PM EST)
- Priya Parker will join Megan Rapinoe for Rapinoe’s weekly Instagram Live conversation, Reset the Table (3PM EST)
- Elliot Ackerman celebrates the launch of his latest book, RED DRESS IN BLACK AND WHITE, with The Center for Fiction (7:30PM EST)
Thursday, May 28
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.
- Wealth in Our Democracy | International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Anand Giridharadas spoke about income inequality in the U.S. and why we must do the hard, democratic work of building a more egalitarian society.
- Mike Lupica on MLB’s plan to restart | MSNBC: Mike Lupica discusses the concerns around safely reopening sports events to the public.
- Author Lawrence Wright on ‘eerie parallels’ between the pandemic and his new novel | PBS NewsHour: Lawrence Wright talks about his prescient new novel, THE END OF OCTOBER, and how his research led him to predict the current global pandemic.
- How to Go on a First Date During Quarantine | The New York Times: Priya Parker‘s latest episode of Together Apart features some ideas for how to date while staying at home.
- ‘I Release You, Fear’ | The New York Times: On the Sugar Calling podcast, Cheryl Strayed talks to poet Joy Harjo about beauty, propheices, and listening to your spiritual council.
- Pediatrician Discusses Pandemic’s Effects On Middle Schoolers | NPR: Dr. Cara Natterson explains how a global pandemic, and particularly social distancing, affects middle school students.
- Ken Burns on Presidential Leadership During American Crises | Transition Lab: Ken Burns joins the Transition Lab podcast for a conversation about American crises and how our past informs our future.
- A Former Labor Secretary’s Message to Essential Workers: When This Ends, “Threaten to Strike” | Mother Jones: Robert Reich discusses workers’ rights during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
- How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting The Khamenei Regime In Iran | NPR: Dexter Filkins discusses his reporting in Iran and the ripple effects of the coronavirus on the country’s government.
- The Way We Live Now | iHeartRadio: Dani Shapiro interviews an up-and-coming actor who is using her time at home to get ready for her big break when restrictions lift.
- Learn to love leftovers | iHeartRadio: Laura Vanderkam offers some tips on eating in better, more cost efficient ways while we work from home.
- I Got Tested for COVID-19. Should you? | Los Angeles Times: Journalist Steve Lopez reports on the state of coronavirus testing in Los Angeles.
- Coronavirus Is Not Just an Obstacle to Profit. But Try Telling Trump, Bezos and Musk | Newsweek: Robert Reich criticizes those in positions of power for their response to COVID-19.
- Hand Sanitizer and Masks: More Covid-19 Questions From Readers | Undark: Deborah Blum answers pressing questions about how to mitigate risk of contracting COVID-19.
- Covid-19 Makes the Case for More Meatpacking Robots | Wired: Jayson Lusk on the future of the meatpacking industry, and what we must change about the food distribution process after the pandemic.