2020’s Virtual Bookish Events

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of many author tours, bookstore events, and conferences. The bookish community already thrives online through readathons and bookworm groups, and now they’re investing in even more virtual events to stay connected and support each other. Here’s a list of virtual events readers can attend.

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May

Thursday, May 21
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Lauren Jackson and Christina Orlando are hosting a bi-weekly series spotlighting sci-fi and fantasy media on Thursdays at 7pm EST and Sundays at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Friday, May 22
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Kelly Yang (Parachutes) is offering free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Every Friday on Instagram at 4pm EST, Epic Reads is hosting live chats that include games, book recommendations, author chats, and more.

LeVar Burton is reading adult books live on Twitter every Friday at 9pm EST.

Saturday, May 23
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Sunday, May 24
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

V.E. Schwab (The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue) will be discussing writing in the series No Write Way Sundays on Instagram live at 3pm EST.

Lauren Jackson and Christina Orlando are hosting a bi-weekly series spotlighting sci-fi and fantasy media on Thursdays at 7pm EST and Sundays at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Monday, May 25
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Kelly Yang (Parachutes) is offering free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Tuesday, May 26
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Literati Bookstore is hosting a discussion between Lee Martin (Yours, Jean) and Adre Dubus III (Gone So Long) at 7pm EST on Zoom.

Join Random House Book Club for a Zoom Happy Hour at 7:30 PM EST to discuss Pretty Things by Janelle Brown, with a special guest appearance from Brown!

Every Tuesday at 7pm EST Laurie Faria Stolarz (Jane Anonymous) is hosting a Creative Writing Exercise Series on Instagram.

Wednesday, May 27
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Kelly Yang (Parachutes) is offering free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Thursday, May 28
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Lauren Jackson and Christina Orlando are hosting a bi-weekly series spotlighting sci-fi and fantasy media on Thursdays at 7pm EST and Sundays at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Friday, May 29
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Kelly Yang (Parachutes) is offering free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Every Friday on Instagram at 4pm EST, Epic Reads is hosting live chats that include games, book recommendations, author chats, and more.

LeVar Burton is reading adult books live on Twitter every Friday at 9pm EST.

Virtual launch for Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev with Allison Hammer at 8 pm EST on Zoom.

Saturday, May 30
BookCon is going virtual this year! Join their Facebook group to stay up-to-date on their full list of exciting events.

The second annual BookCon in Bed convention will happen on YouTube. Follow their Twitter account for updates.

Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Sunday, May 31
BookCon is going virtual this year! Join their Facebook group to stay up-to-date on their full list of exciting events.

Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

V.E. Schwab (The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue) will be discussing writing in the series No Write Way Sundays on Instagram live at 3pm EST.

Lauren Jackson and Christina Orlando are hosting a bi-weekly series spotlighting sci-fi and fantasy media on Thursdays at 7pm EST and Sundays at 3pm EST on Instagram.

June

Monday, June 1
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Kelly Yang (Parachutes) is offering free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Tuesday, June 2
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Every Tuesday at 7pm EST Laurie Faria Stolarz (Jane Anonymous) is hosting a Creative Writing Exercise Series on Instagram.

Jill Shalvis (The Summer Deal) in conversation with RaeAnne Thayne on Zoom at 9 pm EST.

Wednesday, June 3
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Kelly Yang (Parachutes) is offering free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST on Instagram.

LeVar Burton is reading YA books live on Twitter every Wednesday at 6pm EST.

Thursday, June 4
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Lauren Jackson and Christina Orlando are hosting a bi-weekly series spotlighting sci-fi and fantasy media on Thursdays at 7pm EST and Sundays at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Friday, June 5
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!

Kelly Yang (Parachutes) is offering free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Every Friday on Instagram at 4pm EST, Epic Reads is hosting live chats that include games, book recommendations, author chats, and more.

LeVar Burton is reading adult books live on Twitter every Friday at 9pm EST.

Saturday, June 6
Join the Let’s Get Lit Book Fest on Twitter through June 6 for hashtag games, author interviews, giveaways, and more!