Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week: Nov. 16–21
Cazzie David chats with Chrissy Teigen, Rachel Bloom launches her essay collection, Shayla Lawson hosts a celebration of Black joy, and much more.
Monday, Nov. 16
Kiese Laymon discusses How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays with Amina Wilson — hosted by Boswell Books, 7 p.m. CT. More info.
Paola Ramos discusses Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity with Cecile Richards — hosted by Women and Children First, 7 p.m. CT. More info.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Rebecca Dinerstein Knight (Hex) and Raven Leilani (Luster) discuss "tainted love" in their new books, in a conversation moderated by John Freeman — presented by the Portland Book Festival, 12 p.m. PT. More info.
Dani Shapiro discusses Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love — hosted by Book Passage, 7 p.m. PT. More info.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Jon Mooallem discusses This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, A Voice That Held It Together with John Notarianni — presented by the Portland Book Festival, 11 a.m. PT. More info.
Becky Cooper discusses We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence — hosted by the Hudson Library, 7 p.m. ET. More info.
Thursday, Nov. 19
Rachel Bloom launches her essay collection, I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are, with storytelling from Gilli Nissim, Mano Agapion, and David Hull — hosted by Skylight Books, 5 p.m. PT. More info.
Edwidge Danticat, Rachel Kushner, Victor LaValle, and Tommy Orange read from and discuss The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories From the Pandemic — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET. More info.
Leah Johnson (You Should See Me in a Crown) and David Yoon (Super Fake Love Song) discuss their new books, in a conversation moderated by Zan Romanoff — presented by the Portland Book Festival, 3:30 p.m. PT. More info.
Alexis Coe (You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington) and Veronica Chambers (Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for Right to Vote) discuss their new books and new historical perspectives — presented by the Portland Book Festival, 12:30 p.m. PT. More info.
Shayla Lawson discusses This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope with Tiffany Camhi — presented by the Portland Book Festival, 11 a.m. PT. More info.
Poets Layli Long Soldier, Mark Turcotte, and Tanaya Winder read from and discuss When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry — hosted by the American Writers Museum, 11: 30 a.m. CT. More info.
Tom Burgis discusses Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World with Jennifer Taub and Bradley Hope — hosted by Politics & Prose, 5 p.m. ET. More info.
Friday, Nov. 20
"Black Joy Social Happy Hour": Shayla Lawson hosts an evening where Black writers share things that bring them joy in 2020, featuring Jericho Brown, Danielle Evans, Kim Johnson, Nate Marshall, and others — presented by the Portland Book Festival, 5:30 p.m. PT. More info.
Saturday, Nov. 21
Marcus Samuelsson discusses The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food with Dawn Davis — copresented by the Miami Book Fair and the Portland Book Festival, 3 p.m. ET. More info.