Monday August 10
Virtual Franklin Park Reading Series Episode 5: Powerhouse Women, featuring Laura Van Den Berg, author of I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, Karolina Waclawiak, author of Life Events, Bethany C. Morrow, author of A Song Below Water, and Mary South, author of You Will Never Be Forgotten, hosted by Marae Hart — 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow, authors of Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, in conversation with Samhita Mukhopadhyay — hosted by Politics & Prose and Girls' Night In, 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Whiting Award-winning poets Aria Aber, Diannely Antigua, Jake Skeets, and Genya Turovskaya — hosted by Books Are Magic and the Whiting Foundation, 7 p.m. ET, more info.Nelson George
, author ofThe Darkest Hearts
, in conversation withMelissa Kimble
— hosted by Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m. ET,more info
Tuesday August 11
Lyz Lenz, author of Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women, in conversation with Dr. Jen Gunter — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Lynda Lopez, editor of AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in conversation with Carmen Rita Wong, one of the anthology's contributors — hosted by Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Annik LaFarge, author of Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions, in conversation with Michael Kimmelman — hosted by Politics & Prose, 6 p.m. ET, more info.
Lawrence Roberts, author of Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America’s Biggest Mass Arrest — hosted by the Alexandria Library, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Dan Mathews, author of Like Crazy: Life With My Mother and Her Invisible Friends, in conversation with Bryan Fuller — hosted by Left Bank Books, 7 p.m. CT, more info.
Wednesday August 12
Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half, and Wayétu Moore, author of The Dragons, the Giant, the Women, in conversation about promoting a book during COVID-19 — hosted by Literati, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Diane Cook, author of The New Wilderness, in conversation with BuzzFeed Books editor Arianna Rebolini (full disclosure... that's me) — hosted by Books Are Magic and the BuzzFeed Book Club, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Jackson Bird, author of Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place — hosted by Left Bank Books, 7 p.m. CT, more info.
Thursday August 13
Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, in conversation with Nathaniel Philbrick — hosted by Harvard Book Store, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Michele Filgate, editor of What My Mother and I Don't Talk About, and contributors Kiese Laymon and Nayomi Munaweera, in conversation with Brian Gresko — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Patrick A. Howell, editor of Dispatches From the Vanguard: The Global International African Arts Movement Versus Donald J. Trump, with contributors Tori Reid, Tom Lutz, and Mobolaji Olambiwonnu — hosted by Skylight Books, 6 p.m. PT, more info.
Raquel Vasquez Gilliland, author of Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything, in conversation with Aida Salazar — hosted by Books & Books, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Walter Johnson, author of The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States, in conversation with Tef Poe — hosted by Left Bank Books, 7 p.m. CT, more info.
Peniel Joseph, author of The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. — hosted by Brooklyn Public Library and Greenlight Bookstore, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Lynda Lopez, editor of AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Natalia Sylvester, author of Running, in A Night for Latinx Youth — hosted by Duende District and Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m. ET, more info.
Friday August 14
Mike Birbiglia and J. Hope Stein, authors of The New One: Painfully True Stories From a Reluctant Dad, doing jokes and poems — hosted by Skylight Books, 6 p.m. PT, more info.
Saturday August 15
Meg Cabot, author of No Offense; Alexis Daria, author of You Had Me at Hola; and Talia Hibbert, author of Take a Hint, Dani Brown; in conversation with Maureen Lenker — hosted by Avon and Bookstore Romance Day, 2 p.m. ET, more info.
Suzanne Park, author of Loathe at First Sight; Alisha Rai, author of Girl Gone Viral; Mia Sosa, author of The Worst Best Man; and HelenKay Dimon, author of The Secrets She Keeps; in conversation with Megan Corbett — hosted by Mysterious Galaxy, 4 p.m. PT, more info.
Scarlett Peckham, author of The Rakess; Kate Bateman, author of To Catch an Earl; and Vanessa Riley, author of A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby; in conversation for Spotlight on Historical Romance — hosted by Belmont Books, 12 p.m. ET, more info.
TJ Klune, author of The House in the Cerulean Sea; C.L. Polk, author of Stormsong; and Kit Rocha, author of Deal with the Devil, in conversation for Spotlight on Romance in Fantasy/Sci-Fi — hosted by Belmont Books, 6 p.m. ET, more info.
Sarah Morgenthaler, author of The Tourist Attraction; Annabeth Albert, author of Conventionally Yours; Miranda Kenneally, author of Four Days of You and Me; Suzanne Park, author of The Perfect Escape; and Ann Marie Walker, author of Happy Singles Day — hosted by Sourcebooks, 3 p.m. ET, more info.
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