Book Chats

Celebrating the Power of the Written Word to Create Change

Goddard Riverside’s Book Chats give you deeper insight into some of the most important issues of the day. These interviews take you inside the author’s mind and uncover thoughts and experiences that didn’t make it into the book. You’ll also have a chance to ask your own questions!

Each year we interview the winners of the Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice and Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice. We also schedule additional book events when we have the chance to bring you an interesting author.


Events Coming Soon

We will be hosting discussions with our 2021 Youth and Adult Book Prize winners. More information coming soon.

We are hosting a Book Chat with author Sophie Brickman about her book Baby, Unplugged: One Mother’s Search for Balance, Reason, and Sanity in the Digital Age on January 12, 2022. More information coming soon.

Past Events

Book Prize Book Chat 2021

Virtual interactive discussion with live Q&A with our 2020 Youth and Adult Book Prize winners.

Book Prize Book Chat 2020

Virtual interactive discussion with live Q&A with our two 2019 Adult Book Prize winners.

Book Chat: How to Raise a Reader

Virtual interactive discussion with live Q&A with co-author Maria Russo.

Book Prize Book Chat 2019

In-person discussion with our 2018 Adult Book Prize winner, Bernice Yeung. Held at our Bernie Wohl Center on November 14, 2019.

Book Prize Book Chat 2018

In-person discussion with our 2017 Adult Book Prize winner, Susan Burton. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize Winner James Forman, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America; Professor of Law, Yale Law School. Held at our Bernie Wohl Center on November 15, 2018.