RED LETTER DAY: MARCH 16, 2013 BOOK LAUNCH DATE FOR YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS!
February 26, 2013 Good Shepherd Episcopal School, 4207 Forest Hill Avenue., Richmond, VA, 9 am.
March 16, 2013: Book launch party at ART 180’s newest cool space 114 West Marshall Street, Richmond, VA. 2- 4:30 pm. Come join us as we send YAQUI DELGADO WANTS TO KICK YOUR ASS into the world in a way that sparks conversation and action around bullying. Short reading by Meg, followed by performance of excerpts from PUSHED, EXPLORATIONS INTO BULLYING, a play about bullying made possible by the VA Center for Inclusive Communities and The Conciliation Project at VCU; panel discussion on bullying in our community. Special guests from the Richmond Peace Education Center. Refreshments and signing to follow.
MARCH 21, 2013: Red Hill Elementary, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902. School author visit as part of Virginia Festival of the Book. 1:30 pm.
March 22, 2013: Virginia Association of School Librarians York Spring Regional Conference, Old Dominion Tri-City Center, 10:30 am Book signing and keynote address immediately following. (Then, I drive to…)
March 22, 2013: Sweet Reads YA Author Reception sponsored by Charlottesville Catholic School, 1205 Pen Park Road, Charlottesville, VA, 6:30 pm as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book. Phone 434-242-8785 for more info. Free and open to the public. Reception for YA authors, teachers, students, and the general public to meet during the Festival. Book sale and signing.
March 23, 2013: Unlikely Heroes in Youth Adult Books, Virginia Festival of the Book, Village School, 215 East High Street, Charlottesville, VA, 2 pm. An afternoon to talk about YA books with fabulous fellow authors: Gigi Amateau, Candice Ransom, and Lex Thomas.
March 24, 2013: Books, Writing, and Other Strategies to Make Our Schools Safer, Virginia Festival of Books, 3:00 pm, Bavaro Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Reading from Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, followed by panel of researchers on YA lit, writing, and best practices in reducing bullying in schools. With Dr. Dewey Cornell of YouthNex and Curry School of Education, Dr. Jane Hansen (Central VA Writing Project and Curry School of Education), Dr. Joseph R. Jones, Radford University. Moderated by: Bob Garrity
April 1, 2013- April 30, 2013, Virtual Author Tour on GoodReads.com Join YA Reads for Teachers (And Any Other Adults), an online community of adults reading YA lit. I will answer questions about my books, writing, and YAQUI DELGADO throughout the month of April. http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/19451-ya-reads-for-teachers-and-any-other-adults
April 10, 2013, School visit to Seven Pines Elementary School, Sandston, VA. Grades K-2, and 3 – 5. Yay!
April 19, 2013, Virginia Reading Association Annual Conference, Virginia Beach
April 27, 2013, SCBWI Spring Fling. 1 – 4:30 pm, Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. (I’ll be leading a picture book workshop.) Check flyer via link for info.
April 30, 2013: Hooray for Books, 1555 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314, 6:30 – 8 pm. Life Is Messy: A Girl’s Perspective. With fellow authors Kristen-Page Madonia, author of Fingerprints of You and Adina Gewitz author of Zebra Forest. Info: (703) 548-4092,
May 1, 2013, Takoma Park Library, 101 Philadelphia Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912, 7:30 pm for Teen Book Club reading, book signing and Q & A. Sponsored by Politics & Prose, voted one of America’s Best Bookstores by Travel and Leisure.
May 2, 2103; The Open Book Foundation, Washington, DC. School visit to Hardy Middle School, 1819 35th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
May 4, 2013: Partners in Print, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, time TBA. Full day celebration of families and literacy through Partners in Print. Art and literacy activities, resource fair, author reading and signing. Information: Patricia Garcia, email@example.com.
May 19, 2013: Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008, 5 pm, speaker series. Picture Books: Through the Ages and For All Ages. With Meg Medina, Neal Porter (Roaring Brook Press), Mac Barnett, Jon Scieszka and Chris Myers and moderated by children’s book historian and author Leonard Marcus. Info: (202) 364-1919
June 18, 2013: Girls of Summer live book launch, Richmond Public Library (Main Branch), 7 pm, in the outdoor park area. Join Gigi Amateau and me as we unveil our 18 new picks for summer reading for strong girls ages 5 – 18! Entertainment, refreshments, special guest authors, book giveaways. Free and open to the public.
June 26, 2013, Children’s Literature Conference, Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA22601. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (540) 545-7215. (Details to follow)
July 17, 2013, Richmond Young Writers, at Chop Suey Books 2913 West Cary Street, Richmond VA 23221, 3 pm – 5 pm. Magical Creatures, with Julie Geen
July 18, 2013: Fairfield Library, Teen Book Club, 1001 N Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, VA 23223, 7:30 pm, More information, Nicole Dreibelbeis, Teen Librarian at email@example.com 804 290-9300.
August 17, 2013: WriterHouse, Charlottesville, VA: Moderating book talk with with Elizabeth Huergo, author of The Death of Fidel Perez. Details TBD.
September 7, 2013, noon – 2 pm: Washington DC Public Library, Martin Luther King Jr Branch, 901 G. Street, NW, District of Columbia. Author luncheon/summer reading prize for students. More info: Jess Glicoes firstname.lastname@example.org
September 17, 2013: Cumberland County Middle School, Cumberland, VA, school visit. CANCELLED
September 20, 2013, Literary Mischief, 8:30 – 9:30 PM. Slash Coleman (PBS producer and author of “The Bohemian Love Diaries”) hosts an evening of inspired literary mischief with with four of Richmond’s most eclectic authors presenting their latest or upcoming books, compelling, offbeat interviews with time to spare for Q&A and stimulating conversation. Authors include: Susann Cokal, Harry Kollatz Jr, Virginia Pye, and Meg Medina. Location: Crossroads Art Center 2016 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA. Free.
September 21, 2013 National Book Festival, Washington, DC. Stop by the Pavilion of the States where I’ll be signing books in the afternoon. Noon – 1 pm
September 24, 2013, School-wide visit at Sterling Middle School, Sterling, VA. Info: (571) 434-4520
October 9, 2013 Library of Congress Young Readers Center, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington DC 20540. By invitation. More information: Karen W. Jaffe, email@example.com or 202 707-1951.
October 10, 2013: Bullying Prevention Month Community Discussion, Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m 3160 16th Street NW | Washington, DC 20010 |Info: 202-671-3121
October 16, 2013, St. Margaret’s school visit, Tappahannock, VA, 22560
October 17, 2013: Teen 13 Book and Author Party. Virginians know how to celebrate Teen Read Week! 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Richmond Public Library, Main Branch, 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA. As part of the 2013 Virginia Literary Festival, 15 Virginia teen authors with titles published in 2013 will serve up snacks, book talk, and fun. Book sales and signing by Fountain Bookstore.
October 25, 2013: Moderating panel at Hooray for Books, 1555 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314, 6:30 – 8 pm. Red, White, and Black with authors Kathy Erskine (Seeing Red), A.B. Westrick (Brotherhood) and Kristin Levine (The Lions of Little Rock Arkansas)
Nov 7 – Nov 9, 2013 Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, VA : Session title: “Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass: Books, School Bullying, and Censorship.” Thurs, Nov 7, 10:00-10:45; repeated on Sat, Nov 9, 10:00-10:45. Signing, Thurs, Nov 7, 1 – 1:45.
Nov. 14, 2013 Appomattox Regional Governors School Anti-bullying Event, Petersburg, VA
Dec. 6, 2013 Friends and Family Open House at the Virginia Shop, Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 2 PM – 7 PM. Get in the holiday spirit with all manner of bookish gifts for the readers and writers in your life! Virginia authors will be on hand throughout the day to sign books and meet readers. Discounts and giveaways! OpenHouseVAShop
Dec., 7, 2013 Appomattox Regional Governors School Writers Fest, Petersburg, VA