With the postponement of Printers Row Lit Fest and bookstores still working to stay afloat while offering curbside pick-up and shipping books to customers, there aren’t many virtual, let alone in-person events on calendars. But a few events are already in motion.
C Pam Zhang
(American Writers Museum)
C Pam Zhang talks about her debut novel “How Much of These Hills is Gold” as part of the “My America” series.
(Women & Children First)
Lisa Olstein discusses her nonfiction book on pain with Eula Biss. Women & Children has other virtual events planned for June, including authors Porochista Khakpour, Kate Brown, Kate Milliken, Christina Clancy, and Paul Lisicky with Garth Greenwell.
If you are a parent, you may want to check out some of the bookstores offering Virtual Storytimes for younger readers:
Open Books Ltd. on YouTube
A host of readers share kid-friendly stories which are archived on the bookstore’s YouTube channel.
Madison Street Books
Miss Dawn-Marie hosts the Virtual Toddler Jam every Wednesday at 10am through the Mad Street Books Facebook page.
Miss Kimberly hosts Virtual Storytime on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30am via the Volumes Bookcafe on Facebook Live.
Newcity Lit Editor Tara Betts is the author of “Break the Habit” and “Arc & Hue.” Her interviews and features have appeared in publications such as Hello Giggles, Mosaic Magazine, NYLON, The Source, Sixty Inches from Center, and Poetry magazine. She also hosts author chats at the Seminary Co-Op bookstores in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.