Latina writer of books for kids of all ages.


  1. Old appearances: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Book launch for Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
photo: Petit Shards Productions, 2013

Please note that my travel calendar is now closed for the remainder of 2017. 

Want me to visit your school?

Send your request through the Contact Meg tab or go directly to The Author Village and you will be contacted.  

For visits to festivals and conferences supported by the publisher, please  email

2017, June – Dec


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.

July 19, 2017, The Curious Iguana Bookstore, 4 – 5 PM, youth writing workshop

July 19, 2017, 7 PM, Frederick Public Library, with Ellen Oh, Flying Lessons and Other Stories


August 14 – 15, 2017, SUNY, Oswego, New York OWI 2017 final flyer


September 2, 2017 National Book Festival, with Ellen Oh, Tim Tingle, and Kwame Alexander, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. Signing 12:30 – 1:30 Hall C. Panel 2:50 – 3:35 PM Children’s Green Stage Hall A.

September 11, 2017, school visit, Brentwood High School, Los Angeles, California

September 12, 2017, 7 pm, bookstore presentation and signing, Vroman’s Bookstore, Los Angeles, California, with Lilliam Rivera. Event link here:

September 17, 2017, 12 PM, Brooklyn Book Festival, Telling Her Own Story. Girls are center stage on this panel with Tracey Baptiste, Dhonielle Clayton, Meg Medina, and Renée Watson as they discuss how their writing explores the complexities of girlhood and why it’s important for them to create bold, brave girls who, against many obstacles, find their way, speak their truth. Moderated by Moderator: Dhoneille Clayton

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, Friday on writing characters; panels on Saturday.

October 19 -20, 2017, Virginia Children’s Book Festival, Longwood University, Farmville, VA


November 2 – 4, 2017, VAASL conference, Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA Saturday morning breakfast panel (Lamar Giles, Ruta Sepetys, Wendy Shang, Madelyn Rosenberg) and break out session

November 11, 2017, 4 – 4:40 PM, Tesseract, fundraising event for Richmond Young Writers, 2707 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA

November 15, 2017, National Book Awards presentation, Cipriani, 55 Wall Street, New York, NY


Friday 11/17:

11 – 12:15, Voice and Choice in the HS Classroom, with Cyndy Etler and Ellen Hopkins

Signing Candlewick booth 700, 12:30 – 1:30

2 – 3 PM The Revolution of Latinx Lit and its role in the ELA classroom, with Matt de la Peña, Steven Arenas, Dr. Marilisa Jimenez, Dr. Tracey Flores.

Saturday, 11/18:

12- 1:15 NCTE Middle Level Section Student Round Table session

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Middle Mosaic panel with Shanetia Clark, Jason Griffith, Soman Chainani, Ellen Oh, and Matt de la Peña

7 PM – 8 PM***Latinx in Publishing Meet-and-Greet*** Mango Restaurant, 101 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO (walking distance from the convention center,)  Take a break from the conference. Enjoy Peruvian-inspired appetizers and meet your favorite Latino authors, publishing professionals, and academics from the NCTE Latino Caucus. Cash bar.

Sunday, 11/19:9:

9 AM – 9:45 AM signing at Random house booth #626 (Flying Lessons & Other Stories)

1 PM Stars of YA, at the St. Louis Public library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131, organized by The Novel Neighbor. I’ll appear with Laini Taylor, Holly Black, Neal Shusterman, Brendan Kiely, and Angi Thomas. Book signing follows.

4:30 pm, ALAN author meet-and-greet event

Monday, 11/20

St. Louis MO Public library hosts me at Soldan International High School and Grand Center Arts Academy.

Evening library event (free and open to the public) 7 – 8 PM. Book signing to follow

Tuesday, 11/21, ALAN conference, morning Keynote speaker, YA Lit and Defending the Immigrant Voice



January 5 – 7, Hamline University, Guest lecturer, Minneapolis, MN

January 25 – 28, 2018, Kindling Words East, The Essex Resort, Burlington, VT


February 1, 2017, George State University, Lecture on Diversity, Atlanta, GA


March 10, 2017, California Association of Teachers of English (CATE), annual conference (With Literacy and Justice for All,)  San Diego, California, lunch keynote speaker, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

March 19, 2018, Kennesaw State University Literature Conference, KSU Center, Kennesaw, GA

March 27, 2018, Two authors in conversation: Meg Medina and Elizabeth Acevedo, the i too collective, New York, New York


April 9 – 14, 2018, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Susan Steinfirst Memorial Lecture and  Steinfirst Artist-in-Residency program  at Carrboro Elementary School

April 20 – 21, 2018 North Texas Book Festival, Irving, TX


June 27, 2017, Shenandoah Children’s Literature Conference, Shenandoah University, Virginia


Island Readers and Writers, Blueberry Harvest School, Maine (Details TBD: 2nd – 3rd week of August) Info:  Ruth Feldman, 207-244-5111


October 19 – 20, 2018, Greater Washington Area Reading Council Conference, Washington DC. Details TK


October 19, 2019, Vegas Valley Festival of the Book

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