Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week: Oct. 5–10
Kevin Kwan in conversation with Amy Tan; Rumaan Alam in conversation with Emma Straub; panels on cozy romances, "unlikable" teen girl protagonists, and Southern storytelling; and so much more.
Monday, Oct. 5
Jill McCorkle (Hieroglyphics), Margaret Renkl (Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss), and Lee Smith (Blue Marlin) discuss Southern storytelling — part of the Southern Book Festival, 6:30 p.m. CT, more info.
Vanessa Riley (A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby), Tash Skilton (Ghosting), Priscilla Oliveras (Island Affair), Kristen McKanagh (Snowball's Christmas), and Marina Adair (Romeantically Challenged) discuss cozy romances — hosted by Print Bookstore, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Andria Lo and Valerie Luu present Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's Most Stylish Seniors — hosted by Book Soup, 6 p.m. PT, more info.
Michelle Bowdler discusses her book Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto with UW-Madison professor Finn Enke — hosted by A Room of One's Own, 6:30 p.m. CT, more info.
Lucile Scott discusses An American Covenant: A Story of Women, Mysticism, and the Making of Modern America with Mira Ptacin — hosted by Powerhouse Arena, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Mark Gevisser discusses The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers with Sarah Schulman — hosted by Skylight Books, 8 p.m. PT, more info.
Tuesday, Oct. 6
Ruby Hamad celebrates the launch of White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color with Randa Jarrar — hosted by Loyalty Bookstores, 8 p.m. ET, more info.
Tiffany D. Jackson (Grown), Hayley Krischer (Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf), Courtney Summers (Sadie), and Ashley Woodfolk (When You Were Everything) discuss the angry, "unlikable" teenage girl as protagonist of her own story — hosted by McNally Jackson, 6 p.m. ET, more info.
Ann Goldstein discusses her translation of Elena Ferrante's The Lying Life of Adults with Katherine Hill and Merve Emre, in a panel moderated by Greta Johnsen — hosted by the Seminary Co-op, 12 p.m. CT, more info.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Alexis Coe discusses You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington with Louise Bernard — hosted by the Seminary Co-op, 7 p.m. CT, more info.
Wesley Morris and Masha Gessen discuss "the role of the artist as an engaged citizen, as well as the importance of free expression and democracy, both journalistically and artistically, during this moment," in a conversation moderated by Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America — part of the Southern Festival of Books, 12 p.m. CT, more info.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Leigh Bardugo celebrates the release of The Lives of Saints and discusses "forbidden ships, Grishaverse gossip, and the power of fandom" with Claribel A. Ortega — hosted by Charis Books & More, 7:30 p.m. ET, more info.
Casey Cep discusses Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee with Michael Lewis — hosted by BookPeople, 7 p.m. CT, more info.
Ruby Hamad discusses White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color with Koa Beck — hosted by Books Are Magic, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Milkweed Editions hosts their annual Book Lovers Ball, featuring Robin Wall Kimmerer (Braiding Sweetgrass), Aimee Nezhukumatathil (World of Wonders), Ada Limón (The Carrying), and other Milkweed authors who will share stories as well as sneak peeks at what they are working on now — 6:30 p.m. CT, more info.
Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt discuss their book, The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design, in conversation with Hank Green – hosted by the Seminary Co-op, 7 p.m. CT, more info.
Friday, Oct. 9
Adam Johnson gives a craft talk on writing research-based narratives, and then will be joined in conversation with Peter Mountford — hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company, 7 p.m. PT, more info.
Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt discuss The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design, moderated by Seth Godin — hosted by Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m. ET, more info.
Kalynn Bayron (Cinderella Is Dead), Sarah Henning (The Princess Will Save You), and Amy Tintera (All These Monsters) discuss princesses and warriors in their new books — part of the Southern Festival of Books, 12:45 p.m. CT, more info.
Kathryn Nicolai presents Nothing Much Happens: Cozy and Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep — hosted by Literati, 7 p.m. ET, more info.
Alyssa Cole (When No One Is Watching) hosts a "date night" with Rosie Danan (The Roommate), Carla de Guzman (Sweet on You), and Reese Ryan (Second Chance on Cypress Lane), chatting about writing during COVID-19, their favorite tropes, and all thing that are getting them through this time — hosted by Loyalty Bookstores, 6 p.m. ET, more info.