Your Guide to Penguin Random House Virtual Events: Updated Weekly

By Laura Kemp | March 13 2021 | Adult Children's

Worldwide, readers are seeking the comforts of books and live storytelling during this time when we are physically apart, so connecting readers with books and authors is more important than ever. To help, Penguin Random House is now hosting a wide variety of virtual events each day. Below is a partial listing of upcoming events.

 

Join us as we come together around books–the thread that unites us all. Discover the stories that will distract, calm, and inspire us, and most importantly connect each other. Find out more about #BooksConnectUs here, and join our community of avid readers around the world by participating in our virtual events:

 

This page is updated every week on Tuesdays. To find out about Penguin Random House’s most up-to-date events, please follow these pages:

 

Random House Adult:

Tuesday, April 13th:

6:00 PM ET — Katherine Heiny’s Early Morning Riser | Politics & Prose

Virtual Launch Event, In-Conversation with NPR’s Justine Kenin
Join via Zoom

 

7:00 PM ET — Patrick Radden Keefe’s Empire of Pain | Book Marks

In-Conversation with Beth Macy
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7:00 PM ET — Claire Lombardo’s The Most Fun We Ever Had | Atlanta History Center

Virtual In-Conversation with Alison Law
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7:00 PM ET — Tobey Pearl’s Terror to the Wicked | New England Historical and Genealogy Society

Virtual Event, Co-Sponsored by the Boston Public Library
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8:00 PM ET — Jonathan Meiburg’s A Most Remarkable Creature | “A Scientist Walks into a Bar” Virtual Event

Virtual In-Conversation with Kate Golembiewski
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Wednesday, April 14th:

5:00 PM ET — Tony Hiss’s Rescuing the Planet | Browseabout Books x Lewes Public Library

Virtual Event, In-Conversation with Rob Etgen
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6:00 PM ET — Lauren Hough’s Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing | Politics & Prose

In-Conversation with Elizabeth McCracken
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6:45 PM ET — Alice Wong’s Disability Visibility | Smithsonian Institute

In-Conversation with Riva Lehrer and Disability Visibility Contributor S. E. Smith
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7:00 PM ET — Katherine Heiny’s Early Morning Riser | Books Are Magic

Virtual Event, In-Conversation with Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 
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8:00 PM ET — Michio Kaku’s The God Equation | Smithsonian

Virtual Solo Event
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8:00 PM ET — Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown | Wilmette Public Library

One Book, Everybody Reads
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8:30 PM ET — Patrick Radden Keefe’s Empire of Pain | Magic City Books

In-Conversation with Clint Smith
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Thursday, April 15th:

5:00 PM ET — John Archibald’s Shaking the Gates of Hell | Browseabout Books x Lewes Public Library

Virtual Event, In-Conversation with Murray Archibald 
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7:00 PM ET — Aimee Bender’s The Butterfly Lampshade | NYU Creative Writing Program

Virtual In-Conversation with Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Hosted by Darin Strauss
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7:30 PM ET — Phillip Lopate’s The Golden Age of the American Essay | Free Library of Philadelphia

Virtual In-Conversation with Carrie Rickey
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8:00 PM ET — Katherine Heiny’s Early Morning Riser | Literati

Virtual Event, In-Conversation with Jennifer Close 
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8:00 PM ET — Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s Names of New York | Pioneer Works

Launch Event, In-Conversation with Jazmine Hughes and Will Butler 
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8:00 PM ET — Michio Kaku’s The God Equation | Smithsonian

Virtual Solo Event
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8:00 PM ET — Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan’s Francis Bacon | New York Public Library

Virtual In-Conversation with Fintan O’Toole, followed by Audience Q&A
Join via YouTube Live

 

9:00 PM ET — Anand Giridharadas’s Winners Take All | California State University, Long Beach

Virtual In-Conversation, followed by Audience Q&A with Anand Giridharadas
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9:00 PM ET — Patrick Radden Keefe’s Empire of Pain | Green Apple Books

In-Conversation with Jane Mayer
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10:00 PM ET — Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans | North Central Washington Libraries & Wenatchee Valley College

Virtual In-Conversation, followed by Audience Q&A with Cristina Henríquez
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Friday, April 16th:

3:00 PM ET — Michio Kaku’s The God Equation | Commonwealth Club

Virtual Event
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4:00 PM ET — Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown | Michigan State University

Virtual Lecture from Charles Yu, followed by Audience Q&A
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6:00 PM ET — Patrick Radden Keefe’s Empire of Pain | Loyalty Books

In-Conversation with Jia Tolentino
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Saturday, April 17th:

7:00 PM ET — Derek DelGaudio’s AMORALMAN | Books & Books and Miami Book Fair

Virtual In-Conversation with Preet Bharara
Join via Crowdcast

 

Sunday, April 18th:  

3:00 PM ET — Claire Lombardo’s The Most Fun We Ever Had | The Book Stall

Virtual In-Conversation with Richard Russo
Join via Crowdcast

 

Penguin Adult:

  • Monday, 4/12 at 8:00PM ET: Love’s Sweet Arrow hosts “Exploring Religion & Identity in Romance” panel with guest authors Rosie Danan, author of THE INTIMACY EXPERIMENT, Andie J. Christopher, author of HOT UNDER HIS COLLAR, and Uzma Jalaluddin, author of HANA KHAN CARRIES ON. Register here.
  • Tuesday, 4/13 at 5:00PM ET: The White House Historical Association hosts David O. Stewart, author of GEORGE WASHINGTON. Join via Facebook Live.
  • Tuesday, 4/13 at 6:00PM ET: The CUNY Graduate Center hosts Mark Harris, author of MIKE NICHOLS, in conversation with Robert Edwards. Register here.
  • Tuesday, 4/13 at 6:00PM ET: Village Books and Paper Dreams hosts Kristin Beck, author of COURAGE, MY LOVE, in conversation with Jennifer Robson. Join via Zoom.
  • Tuesday, 4/13 at 6:00PM ET: Books and Books hosts Martha Beck, author of THE WAY OF INTEGRITY, in conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert. Join via Crowdcast.
  • Tuesday, 4/13 at 6:30PM ET: Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café hosts Donna Freitas, author of THE NINE LIVES OF ROSE NAPOLITANO, in conversation with Jill Santopolo, author of EVERYTHING AFTER. Get tickets here.
  • Tuesday, 4/13 at 8:00PM ET: Murder By The Book hosts Bryan Christy, author of IN THE COMPANY OF KILLERS, in conversation with Alma Katsu, author of RED WIDOW. Join via Facebook Live or YouTube.
  • Tuesday, 4/13 at 9:00PM ET: The Poisoned Pen hosts John Sandford, author of OCEAN PREY. Join via Facebook Live.
  • Wednesday, 4/14 at 11:00AM ET: Robin Kall hosts Stephanie Dray, author of THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE, on her Instagram Live.
  • Wednesday, 4/14 at 1:00PM ET: Books and Books hosts a writing workshop with Elizabeth George, author of MASTERING THE PROCESS. Join via Crowdcast.
  • Wednesday, 4/14 at 6:00PM ET: Sanjena Sathian, author of GOLD DIGGERS, will discuss her new book with Adriana Trigiani on her Facebook Live show.
  • Wednesday, 4/14 at 8:00PM ET: Murder by the Book hosts Flynn Berry, author of NORTHERN SPY, in conversation with Abigail Dean. Join via Facebook Live or YouTube.
  • Wednesday, 4/14 at 8:00PM ET: The Poisoned Pen hosts Bryan Christy, author of IN THE COMPANY OF KILLERS. Join via Facebook Live.
  • Thursday, 4/15 at 1:00PM ET: National Geographic Live hosts Mark Synnott, author of THE THIRD POLE. Join via Facebook Live.
  • Thursday, 4/15 at 5:00PM ET: The Get Lit! Festival at Eastern Washington University hosts Eileen Garvin, author of THE MUSIC OF BEES. Register here.
  • Thursday, 4/15 at 5:00PM ET: Drinks with Dames hosts author panel with guests Stephanie Dray, author of THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE, Kristin Beck, author of COURAGE, MY LOVE, Renée Rosen, author of THE SOCIAL GRACES, and Erika Robuck, author of THE INVISIBLE WOMAN. Join via Facebook Live.
  • Thursday, 4/15 at 6:30PM ET: The Willoughby Public Library hosts Lisa Scottoline, author of ETERNAL. Register here.
  • Thursday, 4/15 at 7:00PM ET: Old Town Books hosts Genevieve Gornichec, author of THE WITCH’S HEART. Get tickets here.
  • Thursday, 4/15 at 7:30PM ET: Word hosts Donna Freitas, author of THE NINE LIVES OF ROSE NAPOLITANO, in conversation with Lauren Mechling. Join via Crowdcast.
  • Sunday, 4/18 at 7:00PM ET: Book Carnival hosts Bryan Christy, author of IN THE COMPANY OF KILLERS. Join via Zoom.
  • Sunday, 4/18 at 8:00PM ET: The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books hosts Sanjena Sathian, author of GOLD DIGGERS, and Chang-Rae Lee, author of MY YEAR ABROAD, in a taped panel moderated by Boris Kachka. RSVP here.

 

Random House Children’s Books:

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Penguin Young Readers:

  • KRYSTAL SUTHERLAND event for HOUSE OF HOLLOW In conversation with Laini Taylor, hosted by St. Charles’ City County Library Tuesday, April 13th at 8 PM ET, learn more here! 
  • LISA WHEELER event for SOMEONE BUILDS THE DREAM Hosted by Schuler Books Saturday, April 17th at 11 AM ET, learn more here! 
  • CANDY WELLINS event for THE STARS BECKONED Hosted by Books of Wonder Saturday, April 17th at 3 PM ET, learn more here!
  • QASIM RASHID event for HANNAH AND THE RAMADAN GIFT Hosted by Adventure Theatre MTC Sunday, April 18th at 2 PM ET, learn more here!