Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week: Nov. 2-8
Election day counter-programming with your favorite thriller writers; a post-election discussion with Rebecca Solnit and Natasha Trethewey; a celebration of contemporary romance; and much more.
Monday, Nov. 2
"Presidential Politics," a panel featuring Kurt Andersen (Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America), Jean Guerrero (Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda), and Stuart Stevens (It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump) — presented by the LA Times Festival of Books, 6 p.m. PT. More info.
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Dozens of acclaimed thriller, mystery, and suspense writers — including R.L. Stine, Janet Evanovich, Alafair Burke, Rachel Howzell Hall, Karin Slaughter, Ruth Ware, and more — will offer some election counter-programming, joining hosts David Brown (@AtriaMysteryBus) and Ryan Steck (The Real Book Spy) for a stream of 10-minute interviews starting at 3 p.m. ET. More info here. Watch here.
Wednesday, Nov. 4
"Memoirs of the Black Experience," a panel discussion featuring Emily Bernard (Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine), Morgan Jerkins (Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots), and Frank Wilderson (Afropessimism), moderated by L.A. Times columnist Sandy Banks — presented by the LA Times Festival of Books, 6 p.m. PT. More info.
Thursday, Nov. 5
Paul Auster, Salman Rushdie, Rebecca Solnit, and Natasha Trethewey discuss the post-election moment — hosted by Writers Against Trump, 8 p.m. ET. More info. (Find more "Writers Against Trump" events here.)
Jasmine Guillory (Party of Two), Casey McQuiston (Red, White and Royal Blue), and Rebekah Weatherspoon (If the Boot Fits) discuss contemporary romance with Elissa Sussman — presented by the LA Times Festival of Books, 6 p.m. PT. More info.
Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma discuss Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA with contributing writers — hosted by Porter Square Books, 7 p.m. ET. More info.
"Seeking Salvation," a panel featuring Chelsea Bieker (Godshot) and Kelli Jo Ford (Crooked Hallelujah), moderated by Kesha Ajose Fisher — presented by the Portland Book Festival, 2 p.m. PT. More info.
Friday, Nov. 6
Brit Bennett (The Vanishing Half), Evette Dionne (Lifting as We Climb), and Jerald Walker (How to Make a Slave and Other Essays) discuss their books, moderated by Novella Ford — presented by the National Book Foundation and Portland Book Festival, 3 p.m. PT. More info.
"Zealots and Abolitionists," a conversation with H.W. Brands (The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom) and Steve Inskeep (Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War) — presented by the Texas Book Festival, 2:30 p.m. CT. More info.
Essayists Mychal Denzel Smith (Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream) and Isaac J. Bailey (Why Didn't We Riot?: A Black Man in Trumpland) discuss election day — presented by the Texas Book Festival, 5:30 p.m. CT. More info.
Ed Lin discusses David Tung Can't Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College with Naomi Hirahara — hosted by Vroman's, 6 p.m. PT. More info.
Saturday, Nov. 7
"Tacos and Coffee: The Origins of — and Controversies Behind — Our Favorite Foods," featuring José R. Ralat (American Tacos: A History and Guide) and Augustine Sedgewick (Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug) — presented by the Texas Book Festival, 2 p.m. CT. More info.
"Black Girl Magic," a conversation with Christine Kendall (The True Definition of Neva Beane) and Renée Watson (Ways to Make Sunshine), moderated by Justice Adrienne Nelson — presented by the Portland Book Festival, 12:30 p.m. PT. More info.
"Unfinished Business," a conversation with Justina Ireland (Deathless Divide) and Aiden Thomas (Cemetery Boys), moderated by Alicia Tate — presented by the Portland Book Festival, 1:45 p.m. PT. More info.
"Love and Basketball," a conversation with Sloane Leong (A Map to the Sun) and Liara Tamani (All the Things We Never Knew), moderated by Lucy Feldman — presented by the Portland Book Festival, 3 p.m. PT. More info.
Whiting Award winners in poetry Aria Aber (Hard Damage), Diannely Antigua (Ugly Music), Genya Turovskaya (The Breathing Body of this Thought), and Jake Skeets (Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers) discuss their work — presented by the Texas Book Festival, 5:30 p.m. CT. More info.
Sunday, Nov. 8
Emily Anthes (The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness) and Jessica Wapner (Wall Disease: The Psychological Toll of Living Up Against a Border) discuss their new books — hosted by Politics & Prose, 1 p.m. ET. More info.