Please note that my travel calendar is now closed for the 2016-2017 school year.
Requests for dates beyond September 2017 or Skype visits can be sent to me directly through the Contact Meg tab on this site or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
January 24, 2017, Evening Skype with University of South Florida 7 – 8 PM
January 28, Young Readers Center, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 9 AM – 4 PM. Grand opening of Saturday hours.
February 9, 2017, private book club, Richmond, VA
MARCH 2, 2017 “Talking Images: A Conversation with Latina Writers Meg Medina and Lila Quintero Weaver.” University of Richmond, International Center Commons, Richmond, VA, 4:00 PM
March 4, 2017, Innovative School Counseling Summit – Orlando “Girls and Bullying,” Keynote and break out session, Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, FL.
March 21, 2017, School visit, Rivers Edge ES, Richmond, VA
April 6, 2017, Village Green School, Providence, RI
April 7, 2017, 1 – 2:30 PM, Young Readers Center, Library of Congress. Books Save Lives: A Symposium on Trauma and Resilience in Young People’s Literature. Library of Congress, Mumford Room, Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue, Washington, DC. Moderated by Dr. Joan Kaywell. Authors: Laurie Halse Anderson, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Barry Lyga, Kekla Magoon, and Meg Medina.
April 19, 2017, 7 – 9 PM Grammartopia Book Launch for Kris Spisak,
April 21, 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize ceremony, Los Angeles, CA
April 22, 2017, Criminal Minds YA, with Lamar Giles and Anne Blankman (as part of RVA LitCrawl) HI Richmond Hostel, 7 N 2nd Street, Richmond, VA 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
April 26, 2017, School visit to South County Middle School, Lorton, VA
April 28, 2017, J. L. Francis Elementary School, Richmond, VA
May 6, 2017 Twin Cities Teen Lit Con, Sibley High School, Minneapolis Minneapolis MN
May 20, 2017, Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds, Gaithersburg, MD, 10 am – 6 PM
June 21, 2017 Girls of Summer, Richmond Public Library, Main branch, 7 -9 PM. Special Guest author: Rita Williams Garcia
July 9 – 14, 2017, Highlights Foundation Summer Camp, Honesdale, PA.
August 14 – 15, 2017, SUNY, Oswego, New York
September 2, 2017 National Book Festival, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
September 23, 2017, Arizona Council of Teachers of English conference, Phoenix, AZ
October 6, 2017, Riverside High School, Leesburg, VA
October 13 – 15, 2017 James River Writers Conference master class, details TBA
October 19 -20, 2017, Virginia Children’s Book Festival, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
November 2 – 4, 2017, VAASL conference, Williamsburg, VA, Saturday morning breakfast panel (Lamar Giles, Ruta Sepetys, Wendy Shang, Madelyn Rosenberg) and break out session
November 15, 2017, National Book Awards presentation in New York
November 17, 2017, NCTE conference, St. Louis, MO.
11 – 12:15, Voice and Choice in the HS Classroom, with me and Ellen Hopkins;
2 – 3 PM The Revolution of Latinx Lit and its role in the ELA classroom , with Matt de la Peña and Duncan Tonatiuh
***Latinx in Publishing Meet-and-Greet*** time to be determined
November 19, 2017, Bookstore event, The Novel Neighbor, St. Louis, MO, details TBD
November 20, 2017, St. Louis MO Public library, evening program and day school visits
Nov 21, 2017, ALAN conference, morning Keynote speaker