Your Week in Virtual Book Events, June 7th to 11th
Featuring John Paul Brammer, Kate Zambreno, Akwaeke Emezi,
Moya Bailey with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: Misogynoir Transformed
Monday, June 7, 7:00 pm EDT
Moya Bailey and Chanda Prescod-Weinstein delve into the concept of misogynoir & explore the ways in which Black women creatively and courageously use social media to combat it. Books purchased at registration will include a signed bookplate. Free, with registration.
Nadia Owusu: Aftershocks
Monday, June 7, 7:30 pm EDT
Nadia Owusu, author of the highly acclaimed memoir, Aftershocks—a deeply felt memoir about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through—will be in conversation with Jonathan Ntheketha. Free, with registration.
Sebastian Junger, author of Freedom: A Virtual Event
Monday, June 7, 8:00 pm EDT
Sebastian Junger will be in conversation with Sarah Chayes, about his latest book Freedom. Tickets start at $5. Register here.
Instagram Live with Zibby and Christina & Ryan Hillsberg
Tuesday, June 8, 7:00 pm EDT
Zibby will be hosting an Instagram Live with Christina & Ryan Hillsberg about their book LICENSE TO PARENT. Join the conversation at @zibbyowens.
Maggie Shipstead: Great Circle
Tuesday, June 8, 3:00 pm EDT
Join a special afternoon event with Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Free, via Zoom.
CSPS Annual Lecture: The Frontlines of Peace
Tuesday, June 8, 4:00 pm EDT
The Centre for Space Place and Society (CSPS) proudly presents Séverine Autesserre as the 2021 speaker for its annual lecture, which will be about her recent book The Frontlines of Peace where she discusses the well-meaning but inherently flawed peace industry. Rather than engineering peace from outside, she demonstrates that grassroot initiatives to promote peace offer more solid solutions to lasting peace. Free, with registration.
Queens Public Library 2021 Virtual Gala
Tuesday, June 8, 6:00 pm EDT
Join Queens Public Library as it honors the people who uphold its commitment to inclusion, equity, and free access to information and opportunity for all. Guest appearances will be made by Awkwafina, Min Jin Lee, and more. Free, with registration.
Spiritfirst: Akwaeke Emezi with Saidiya Hartman
Tuesday, June 8, 7:00 pm EDT
The bestselling author of Freshwater shares their debut work of nonfiction, Dear Senthuran, a memoir that “deeply engages with the metaphysics of Black spirit and singularly faces the Black reader.” Saidiya Hartman will join Emezi in conversation. Free, with registration.
Heidi Seaborn + Diane Seuss
Tuesday, June 8, 7:05 pm EDT
Join Heidi Seaborn, author of An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe (2021), who will be in conversation with Diane Seuss. Free, with registration.
Rain Taxi: Nathaniel Mackey In Conversation with Joseph Donahue
Wednesday, June 9, 6:30 pm EDT
Join Rain Taxi for a conversation and reading with Nathaniel Mackey, to celebrate his two new publications: Double Trio, a box set of three interrelated books that push Mackey’s long poem vision into new territory, and Fugitive Equation, an album of sound and word exploration performed across two nights in London by the poet and the Creaking Breeze Ensemble. Free, with registration.
Will McPhail + Karen Chee: In: A Graphic Novel
Wednesday, June 9, 7:00 pm EDT
Join Will McPhail as he presents his newest book In: A Graphic Novel. Joining Will in conversation is comedian and writer Karen Chee. Tickets start at $5. Register here.
Salon@615 with Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl in conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Wednesday, June 9, 7:15 pm EDT
Parnassus Books in partnership with Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Humanities TN, and Bookpage, is thrilled to welcome Zakiya Dalila Harris, as a part of our Salon@615 speaker series, for a discussion of her debut novel The Other Black Girl in conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Free, with registration.
Christopher Buehlman in Conversation with Jason Kennedy
Wednesday, June 9, 8:00 pm EDT
Boswell presents an evening with Christopher Buehlman, whose novel The Blacktongue Thief might be the breakout fantasy debut of 2021. For this event, Buehlman will be in conversation with Boswell’s Jason Kennedy. Free, via Zoom.
Kate Zambreno in Conversation with Bhanu Kapil
Thursday, June 10, 3:00 pm EDT
McNally Jackson presents an evening with Kate Zambreno, author of To Write As If Already Dead, which circles around Kate Zambreno’s failed attempts to write a study of Hervé Guibert’s To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life. She will be joined in conversation with Bhanu Kapil. Free, with registration.
John Paul Brammer: HOLA PAPI
Thursday, June 10, 7:00 pm EDT
John Paul Brammer will be in conversation with Shea Serrano, about Hola Papi, where JP shares his story of growing up biracial and in the closet against the backdrop of America’s heartland, while attempting to answer some of life’s toughest questions: How do I let go of the past? How do I become the person I want to be? Free, with registration.
Heidi Seaborn + Pattie Sellers: An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe
Thursday, June 10, 7:00 pm EDT
Join Heidi Seaborn as she presents her new book An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe. Joining Heidi in conversation is award winning writer Pattie Sellers. Free, via Crowdcast.
Arisa White: Who’s Your Daddy
Thursday, June 10, 7:30 pm EDT
Arisa White, author of Who’s Your Daddy, will be in conversation with Airea D. Matthews, author of Simulacra. Free, with registration.
Lyndsey Ellis in Conversation with Dasha Kelly Hamilton
Thursday, June 10, 8:00 pm EDT
Boswell is excited to welcome fiction writer and essayist Lyndsey Ellis, author of Bone Broth and winner of the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Jackson Literary Award in 2016 and grant recipient from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund in 2018. Ellis will be in conversation Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton. Free, via Zoom.
Laurie Frankel with Nicola Griffith: One Two Three
Friday, June 11, 7:00 pm EDT
Celebrated novelist Laurie Frankel discusses her latest book, One Two Three, with author Nicola Griffith. Free, with registration.
In My Heart: The Adoption Story Project book launch event!
Friday, June 11, 8:00 pm EDT
Celebrate Wonderlust Productions’ publication of In My Heart: The Adoption Story Project by creators Alan Berks and Leah Cooper and illustrator Becca Hart, a unique graphic novel adventure based on the true stories of members of Minnesota’s adoption community. Free, with registration.