Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week: Oct. 12–18
Tana French chatting with Ruth Ware, Ina Garten presenting her new Barefoot Contessa cookbook, a spotlight on Indigenous voices, and much more.
Monday, Oct. 12
Poetry Salon featuring Khadijah Queen (Anodyne), Carlos Andrés Gomez (Fractures), and Elana Bell (Mother Country), hosted by Angel Nafis — presented by Books Beneath the Bridge and Greenlight Bookstore, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Lee van der Voo discusses As the World Burns: The New Generation of Activists and the Landmark Legal Fight Against Climate Change with professor Rebecca D. Hardin — hosted by Literati, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Talia Lavin discusses Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy with Lyz Lenz — hosted by Politics & Prose, 6 p.m. ET, more info.
Sarah Smarsh discusses She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs with Trae Crowder — hosted by Politics & Prose, 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Kendra Atleework (Miracle Country) and Alia Volz (Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco) discuss their new books — hosted by the Booksmith, 6 p.m. PT, more info.
A panel on ageism and sexism in the literary community, featuring Devi S. Laskar (The Atlas of Reds and Blues), Sejal Shah (This Is One Way to Dance), Anjali Enjeti (The Parted Earth), Soniah Kamal (Unmarriageable), and Jenny Bhatt (Each of Us Killers) — hosted by Community Bookstore, 7:30 p.m. ET, more info.
Hoda Kotb presents her first collection of quotes, This Just Speaks to Me: Words to Live By Every Day — hosted by RJ Julia, 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Ruby Hamad discusses White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color — hosted by Third Place Books, 7 p.m. PT, more info.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Maggie Smith discusses Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change with Rebecca Soffer — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Tim Hwang presents Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet in a panel discussion with New York Times technology reporter Kashmir Hill and creative technologist Desigan Chinniah — hosted by The Booksmith, 10 a.m. PT, more info.
Mikki Kendall (Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot) and Marc Lamont Hill (We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest and Possibility) discuss their new books and the election with moderator Marcus Lee — hosted by the Seminary Co-op, 5:30 p.m. CT, more info.
A panel on writing short stories featuring Yalitza Ferreras, Rachel Khong, Mimi Lok (Last of Her Name), Shruti Swamy (A House Is a Body), and C Pam Zhang — part of Litquake Festival, 7 p.m. PT, more info.
Thursday, Oct. 15
Claire Messud (Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write) and Maaza Mengiste (The Shadow King) discuss their new books — hosted by Politics & Prose, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Nora Shalaway Carpenter, David Bowles, Yamile Saied Méndez, and Tirzah Price discuss their contributions to the anthology Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America — hosted by Malaprop's, 6 p.m. ET, more info.
Ruby Hamad discusses White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color with Lisa Benson — hosted by Women and Children First, 7 p.m. CT, more info.
Friday, Oct. 16
Contributors Amy Roost, Jessica Handler, Sarah Einstein, and Kerry Neville discuss the essay collection Fury: Women's Lived Experiences in the Trump Era — hosted by Charis Books & More, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Saturday, Oct. 17
John Freeman discusses the latest installment of Freeman's, which features the best new writing on love, with Robin Coste Lewis, Tommy Orange, and Matt Sumell — hosted by Litquake Festival and City Lights, 5 p.m. PT, more info.
Sunday, Oct. 18
Christina Soontornvat discusses All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team with Kate Messner — hosted by BookPeople, 4 p.m. CT, more info.
V.E. Schwab discusses The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue with actor Felicia Day — hosted by Mysterious Galaxy, 2 p.m. PT, more info.