Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week: Dec. 7–13
A Georgia runoff fundraiser, a celebration of women's erotica, some romance banter with Christina Lauren, and much more.
Monday, Dec. 7
Jonathan Daniel Wells discusses The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War with Rashauna Johnson — cohosted by the Brooklyn Public Library and Center for Brooklyn History, 6:30 p.m. ET. More info.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Jen Atkin discusses Blowing My Way to the Top: How to Break the Rules, Find Your Purpose, and Create the Life and Career You Deserve — hosted by Harper Wave and various bookstores. Atkin chats with Stephanie Shepherd at 7 p.m. PT (more info) and with Marianna Hewitt at 8 p.m. ET (more info). $32.99.
The Green New Deal & Climate Action: a panel discussion with Senator Edward Markey, featuring Joshua Cohen, Robert C. Hockett, and contributors to Boston Review's Climate Action — hosted by Harvard Book Store, 5 p.m. ET. More info.
Lavinia Spalding, editor of The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 12: True Stories From Around the World, discusses the book with contributors Alia Volz, Eva Holland, Naomi Melati Bishop, and Sivani Babu — hosted by Book Passage, 6 p.m. PT. More info.
Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond discuss What’s Your Story?: A Journal for Everyday Evolution with Tracy McMillan — hosted by Book Soup, 6 p.m. PT. More info.
Simon Doonan discusses How to Be Yourself: Life-Changing Advice from a Reckless Contrarian — hosted by McNally Jackson, 7 p.m. ET. More info.
Julia McKenzie Munemo discusses her memoir, The Book Keeper: A Memoir of Race, Love, and Legacy — hosted by Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m. ET. More info.
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Thursday, Dec. 10
"Turn the Page, Release the Rage: Goodbye to 2020" with conversation and readings from Kaveh Akbar, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Danielle Evans, Melissa Febos, Christopher Gonzales, and Megan Stielstra (browse their books) — presented by Barrelhouse, the Rumpus, and Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET. More info.
Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 6, discusses the book with contributors Evie Bennet, Katrina Jackson, Naima Simone, Mia Hopkins, and Olivia Waite — hosted by Love's Sweet Arrow, 8 p.m. ET. More info.
Friday, Dec. 11
Kenya Hunt discusses Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic with Ebele Okobi — hosted by the Strand, 6:30 p.m. ET. More info.
Saturday, Dec. 12
Writers Against Trump presents a panel in support of the Georgia run-off election, featuring Jericho Brown, Anjali Enjeti, Tayari Jones, and Laurel Snyder, moderated by Carolyn Forché — cosponsored by Avid Bookshop and Books & Books, 2 p.m. ET. More info.
Ijeoma Oluo discusses Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America with dream hampton — hosted by Source Booksellers, 6 p.m. ET. $36. More info.