GPL Author Talks
We're excited to offer a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders. All Author Talks are streamed live allowing for engagement with the authors. While most are virtual-only events, we will offer some group viewings.
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Upcoming Virtual Author Talks
Virtual Author Talk with David Epstein
Mon | March 13 | 1pm
You’re invited to a conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Epstein as he chats about his most recent book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.
Virtual Author Talk with Chef Jernard A. Wells
Tues | March 21 | 4pm
A talk that will leave you starving for more! Join us as we chat with celebrity chef Jernard Wells about his newest cookbook Southern Inspired: More Than 100 Delicious Dishes from My American Table to Yours.
Virtual Author Talk with Pam Jenoff
Tues | March 28 | 7pm
Join us for an exciting trip through time as we chat with New York Times bestselling historical fiction author Pam Jenoff about her newest book Code Name Sapphire!
Virtual Author Talk with Kate Beaton
Tues | April 4 | 7pm
Join us for an enlightening hour online with highly-acclaimed Kate Beaton, the New York Times bestselling author of Hark! A Vagrant! And Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands.
Virtual Author Talk with William Kent Krueger
Thurs | April 27 | 8pm
You are in for a riveting hour online with New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger! Join us as he discusses his newest book in the Cork O’Connor series Fox Creek and his other works!
Virtual Author Talk with Britt Hawthorne
Wed | May 3 | 1pm
Britt Hawthorne (they/she) is the author of the highly-anticipated, New York Times Bestseller, Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide (Simon Element, 2022). The book is an interactive guide for strategically incorporating the tools of inclusivity into everyday life and parenting and it received a starred review from Kirkus.
Virtual Author Talk with Jena Friedman
Wed | May 10 | 8pm
Friedman’s debut collection, Not Funny, takes on the third rails of modern life in Jena’s bold and subversive style, with essays that explore cancel culture, sexism, work, celebrity worship, and…dead baby jokes.
Virtual Author Talk with Courtney Summers
Sat | May 20 | 2pm
A spiritual successor to the 2018 breakout hit, Sadie, I'm the Girl is a masterfully written, bold, and unflinching account of how one young woman feels in her body as she struggles to navigate a deadly and predatory power structure while asking readers one question: if this is the way the world is, do you accept it?
Virtual Author Talk with Mike Rucker
Wed | June 7 | 4pm
Doesn’t it seem that the more we seek happiness, the more elusive it becomes? There is an easy fix, hiding in plain sight. Fun is an action you can take here and now, practically anywhere, anytime. Through research and science, we know fun is enormously beneficial to our physical and psychological well-being, yet fun’s absence from our modern lives is striking.
Virtual Author Talk with Jamie Beck
Thurs | June 15 | 2pm
An American in Provence is a beautiful collection of exquisite portrait, scenic, and still-life photography from New York Times bestselling author and award-winning photographer Jamie Beck. Looking to slow down from her fast-paced life in New York City, Beck embarked on a one-year getaway to Provence. One year, turning into five, Beck moved to the French countryside, documenting her life as “An American in Provence.”
Virtual Author Talk with Tananarive Due
Wed | June 28 | 8pm
Please join us for a chat with Tananarive Due about her newest work, The Wishing Pool and Other Stories. The second collection of stories by the author is full of her signature offerings of horror, science fiction, and suspense while confronting monsters of all kinds, including racism, the monster within, and the supernatural. Due’s prolific body of work cements the author as a leading voice in black speculative fiction for more than 20 years.