Please note that my travel calendar is now closed for the remainder of 2017.
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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 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 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
NCTE AND ALAN SCHEDULE, ST. LOUIS, MO, Nov 17 – 21, 2017:
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.
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.
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
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