Events

 

Details added as they come (last updated 5/12/17)

2017

June

American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, June 24 & 25.

Crafting Kid Lit Anthologies, Saturday, June 24, McCormick Place Exhibit Hall, PopTop Stage, 10-10:50 AM.

YA author and literary agent Eric Smith (author of Inked, Bloomsbury and Welcome Home, Flux) and celebrated book blogger and author Kelly Jensen (editor for Book Riot, author of the anthology Feminism for the Real World), will lead a discussion about the challenges of putting together an anthology with multiple writers across genres. They will be joined by YA author Amy Reed (Our Stories, Our Voices, Simon Pulse), author Kate Watson (Seeking Mansfield and contributor to Welcome Home, Flux) and author and Scholastic rep Preeti Chibber (contributor to Legendary, Greenwillow).

 

Dismantling The Masters’ Bookshelves: Feminism for Libraries in The Real World, Sunday, June 25, 2017, McCormick Place W175c, 8:30 – 10 AM, with Brandy Colbert, Jessica Pryde, Mikki Kendall, and Erika L. Sanchez

Audre Lorde famously noted over thirty years ago that “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” Those opposed to systems of intersectional oppression are still seeking ways to effectively combat them. Lorde suggested, “In a world of possibility for us all, our personal visions help lay the groundwork for political action.” Former librarian and editor of the new YA book Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, Kelly Jensen, moderates a panel with contributors to Here We Are and others to discuss how library workers committed to feminist practices in their personal lives can work in practical ways to resist systems of oppression in their professional lives. The panel will focus on concrete strategies for achieving this goal.

 

October

Teen Creative Nonfiction Workshop, October 2, at the Joliet Public Library, Joliet, IL.

 

November

NCTE and ALAN, St. Louis, MO

 

Past events

March 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2 pm, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, March 2, 7pm: Boswell Books, Milwaukee, WI (with Mikki Kendall)

Tuesday, March 7, 6 pm: A Room of One’s Own, Madison, WI

Thursday, March 9, 1 pm: The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL — no formal event, but I’ll be there signing stock and to say hey to anyone who comes by.

Thursday, March 9, 7:30 pm: Women & Children First, Chicago, IL (with Mikki Kendall)

Saturday & Sunday, March 11 and 12: Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ

Finding Your Inner Hero as a Girl, Saturday, 10 am, Education Room 353 with Angela Cervantes, Erin Entrada Kelly, and moderated by Hannah Gomez

What’s Trending In YA, Saturday, 1 pm, Education Room 333, with Ellen Hopkins, Aprilynne Pike, and moderated by Hannah Gomez

Wednesday, March 15, 7 pm: Read Between the Lynes, Woodstock, IL (with Mikki Kendall, EM Kokie, and Laura Ruby)

Sunday, March 19: WEMTA Author Fair, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Monday, March 20, 6 pm: New York City, New York Public Library, Mulberry Branch: Teen Author Festival panel, “Feminism for the Real World and YA” with with Nova Ren Suma, Kody Keplinger, Shveta Thakrar, Malinda Lo, and Sarah McCarry.

Wednesday, March 22, 7 pm: McNally Jackson Books with Kody Keplinger, Sarah McCarry, and Wendy Xu.

Thursday, March 23, 6-8 pm: Book Club with The Lady Project Summit, Providence, RI, Feminism Party at Lady Project Headquarters.

Friday, March 24, 4pm: Brown Bookstore, Brown University, Providence, RI

Saturday, March 25: The Lady Project Summit, Providence, RI

Sunday, March 26, 11 am: Northshire Books, Manchester, VT

Sunday, March 26, 4 pm: Oblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY, in conversation with Christine Heppermann.

 

April

Saturday, April 8: San Antonio Book Festival: Feminism panel with Jessica Luther and Siobhan Vivian

Sunday, April 9, 5:00 pm: Book People, Austin, TX (with Jessica Luther, Allison Peyton Steger, and Becca Sexton)

Wednesday, April 26, 5:00 pm: Milton Public Library, Milton, WI