Books Connect Us Live

Virtual Events With Brit Bennett, Curtis Sittenfeld, and More

Books Connect Us Live 6/1-6/14
Jun 01 2020

As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re staying connected with each other and the stories and authors who inspire us. We’re compiling the virtual Penguin Random House book events, author Q&A’s and more that are happening each week (EST), and will be updating this page daily. Even if you miss an event streaming live, please check back here and watch the recordings.

See events that took place 3/23-3/29, 3/30-4/5, 4/6-4/12, 4/13-4/19, 4/20-5/3, 5/4-5/17, and 5/18-5/31.

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June 1

June 2

June 3

  • Heroes and History weekly series with Brian Kilmeade, author of Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers (12:30PM, Instagram)
  • Random House Virtual Events: Inside the House featuring Executive Editor Sara Weiss on authors with fresh voices (12:30PM, Instagram)
  • Pequot Library Digital Author Talk with Tessa Wegert, author of Death In the Family (6PM, Facebook)
  • Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Rodham, in conversation with Jia Tolentino, hosted by Books & Books (7PM, Crowdcast)
  • Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half, in converstaion with Glory Edim with The Strand (7PM, Zoom)
  • Two Writers Talking: Historical Adventures with Candice Millard, author of Hero of the Empire, and Hampton Sides, author of On Desperate Ground (7PM, Zoom)
  • Elliot Ackerman, author of Red Dress in Black and White, event with Cuyahoga Public Library (7PM, Facebook)
  • In the Audiobook Studio: Conversation with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, authors of Aurora Burning, and producer Nick Martorelli (7PM, Instagram)
  • Ilana Masad, author of All My Mother’s Lovers, in conversation with Laura Bogart, moderated by Joy Parisi (8PM, Zoom)

June 4

  • Book of the Month Club featuring Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half (5PM, Instagram)
  • Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Rodham, in conversation with Roxane Gay, hosted by the Atlantic History Center (7PM, Zoom)
  • The Mercantile Library with Joseph Beth Booksellers event with David Pepper, author of The Voter File (7PM, Crowdcast)
  • Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning, event with Literati Bookstore (7PM, Zoom)
  • Emily M.D. Scott, author of For All Who Hunger, reading and talk (7PM, Zoom)
  • Literati Bookstore presents Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half, in conversation with Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning (7PM, Zoom)
  • American Writer’s Museum event featuring C Pam Zhang, author of How Much of These Hills is Gold (7:30PM, Zoom)
  • Random House Virtual Events: One World Ideas x Action featuring Alicia Garza, author of The Purpose of Power, in conversation with One World Editor-in-Chief Chris Jackson (8PM, Zoom)
  • A Conversation with Nathan Englander, author of kaddish.com (8PM, Zoom)
  • Elliot Ackerman, author of Red Dress in Black and White, event with Winthrop Public (8:30PM, Facebook)

June 5

June 6

  • Politics & Prose and Girls Night In presents Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half, in conversation with Jazmine Hughes (7PM, Crowdcast)

June 8

  • Kelly McGonigal, author of The Joy of Movement, will be in conversation with Kerry Butler for Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer, hosted by the Meyerson JCC (6PM, Zoom)
  • Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half, reading and Q&A (7PM, Instagram)
  • Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning, Harvard Bookstore event (7PM, Crowdcast)
  • Kristan Higgins, author of Always the Last to Know, in conversation with Joss Dey (7PM, Facebook)
  • Virtual Franklin Park Reading Series with Clare Beams, author of The Illness Lesson, Deb Olin Unferth, Gabriel Bump, and Malcom Tariq (8PM, Zoom)

June 9

June 10

June 11

  • Kristan Higgins, author of Always the Last to Know, event with The Poisoned Pen Bookstore (5PM, Facebook)
  • The Art of Positive Conversation: Larry King in conversation with actor Kevin Bacon and Penn Positive Psychology Professor James Pawelski, co-author of Happy Together (7PM, Event)
  • Reading with Robin presents: Summer with Robin author interview: Emily Henry, Elin Hilderbrand and Meg Mitchell Moore (7PM, Crowdcast)
  • Nancy Thayer, author of Girls of Summer, event with BookTowne & Brielle Public Library (7PM, Zoom)
  • Lauren Ho discusses Last Tang Standing with Mary Pauline Lowry (8PM, Zoom)
  • LIVE from NYPL: Barton Gellman, author of Dark Mirror, with Emily Bell (8PM, Zoom)
  • One World Ideas x Action: Wes Moore, author of Five Days, in conversation with One World editor-in-chief Chris Jackson (8PM, Zoom)

June 12

  • RHCB Art School with Matt Holm (1PM, Instagram)
  • AmazingCon Reading: Marie Bilodeau & Julie E. Czerneda, author of Mirage, followed by Q&A (2PM, Event)
  • Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and the Vile, in conversation with David Rubenstein for “National Book Festival Presents” by Library of Congress (3PM, Event)
  • Random House Virtual Events: Happy Hour with John deBary, author of Drink What You Want (5PM, Instagram)
  • Megha Majumdar, author of A Burning, event with Tattered Cover Bookstore (7PM, Instagram)
  • At Home with Literati: Raphael Bob-Waksberg, author of Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory, in conversation w/ Julie Buntin (7PM, Zoom)
  • Random House Virtual Events: Act Like a Lady Launch Party (7PM, Zoom)