As you may have guessed, due to the coronavirus pandemic, most of our events have been canceled or will be held virtually. For instance, Schlow Library is closed to the public until at least Thursday, April 30. All book clubs, club meetings, and events there are canceled until then. Please note that there are additional events that have been cancelled beyond that date. For a current list of closures and updates as the pandemic unfolds see Schlow Library Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Moreover, the NVWN Writers Social is on hiatus – use the time to write or socialize online!

One event that will still be held on Saturday, April 21 is Poems from Life. This year, for the annual Poems from Life with Juniper Village: Art for Community initiative, recordings of poets reading their work will be made available online at

Joey Feffer gives us his take on Winners Take All, a book he thinks we should read during this pandemic.

Joey Feffer is a junior at Harvard College studying mathematics. He is highly interested in questions surrounding how social change happens and has investigated multiple possibilities to create change, from being a Case Team Leader of the Harvard Undergraduate Consulting Club to being a volunteer at the Harvard Square Youth to Youth Homeless Shelter to serving in his current role as co-Advocacy Director of the Harvard Organization for Prison Education and Advocacy. He plans to become an economist.