So excited to host Meg Medina at Vroman's Bookstore as we both talk about her latest young adult novel Burn Baby Burn, and more!
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
More info here!
Join us on August 9, 2017 for SLJ’s 6th annual SLJTeen Live!, an online conference highlighting the biggest upcoming YA books and important issues impacting your teen materials and programming. You’ll hear directly from authors and innovative librarians in an engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.
Author panels will tackle topics, including immigration, gender, and how to foster reluctant readers.
Social Justice & Equity
Angie Thomas, author, The Hate U Give
Dick Lehr, author, Trell
Sarah Carroll, author, The Girl in Between
Lilliam Rivera, author, The Education of Margot Sanchez
Renée Watson, author, Piecing Me Together
Nic Stone, author, Dear Martin
I'll be teaching a one-day seminar for Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Information of the seminar below:
As writers, we strive to capture the truth on the page. We conjure up painful and sometimes exhilarating moments from our own lives and translate them into the experiences of three-dimensional characters. This one-day seminar introduces ways writers can unearth the intimately personal and repurpose those moments into compelling fiction. Participants will explore their own histories with in-class exercises that urge them to write bravely. The most personal experiences make for the most powerful fiction. This seminar is an interior mixtape where fiction and authenticity will flow freely.
This seminar is open to students of all levels. It will be held in Los Feliz, where coffee, sparkling water, and light snacks will be served.
Limited to eight students! Register here!
I will be visiting the Felipe de Neve Library as part of the Los Angeles Public Library Summer Author Series. There will be refreshments and a chance to win a copy of the novel!
I Will Not Be Defined by Your Expectations: Strong and Diverse Female Protagonists in Books for Children and Young Adults
with Renée Watson, Ruth Behar, Terrell Young
Saturday, July 15 at 1pm
The Putting Books to Work
Monday, July 18 at 8am
with Nikki Grimes, Mary Cotillo, Tonya Bolden, Erin O'Leary
Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Tackling Tragedy in Young Adult
In this craft workshop, we will discuss structural choices in tackling traumatic events (bullying, death, natural disasters) while giving examples of ways these applications break boundaries and add perspective in articulating story.
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
BADASS WOMEN: SPEAKING YOUR POWER
An exploration of social justice, gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity. With Renee Watson, Lilliam Rivera, Natalie Diaz, and Gabby Rivera. Moderated by Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca.
Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 E 17th St.
New York, NY 1003
Get tickets here!
Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
11am Barnum Hall
Swipe Right: Love and the Modern Millennial
Moderated by Jennifer E. Smith with Nicola Yoon, Lilliam Rivera, Sandhya Menon, Adi Alsaid, and Kami Garcia
12PM Barnum Hall
Family Dramz: Exploring the Ways Families and Functions and Dysfunction
Moderated by Ally Condie with Lilliam Rivera, Tahereh Mafi, Jennifer Niven, Benjamin Alire Saenz, and Angie Thomas
1pm Centennial Quad Signing
4pm Main Quad
Cookies & Competition with Riveted
Stop by to sample some cookies from Auntie Apple and test your YA book knowledge! Play with (and against) some of your favorite Simon & Schuster authors for a chance to win exclusive ARCs and swag! Authors will include Neal Shusterman, Lisa McMann, Lilliam Rivera, Sandhya Menon, Simon Curtis, and Cindy Pon.
University of Southern California
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
11am: Book Signing
ONCE UPON A TIME / Booth #732
1:30pm: Who Do You Think You Are? Panel
with Rachel Kohn, Robin Benway and moderator E. Katherine Kotarras
Is held on the beautiful UCLA campus on April 1 & 2, 2017. Our event brings together over 450 creative writers, journalists, freelancers, and film and TV writers each spring.
1pm Networking Luncheon
3pm Life After Launch: How to Balance Book Promotion and Writing For the Long Haul
Buy tickets here!
Please join us for our next salon, The Good, the Bad & the In-Between: Choices & Redemption, featuring Lilliam Rivera and Siel Ju. Both authors will be reading and discussing their new novels, followed by guest readings by Patrick O'Neil, CLS Ferguson and Chris Daley, contributors to our "Time, time, time ..." issue, and Stephanie Zhong, contributor to our "Wall of Resistance" issue.
648 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Roar Shack Reading Series presents "Wake Up" on Sunday, March 12 at 826LA in Echo Park! Join us as we welcome a truly stellar lineup: Ann Reinhart, Melanie Thorne, Seamus Morrison, Jerry Garcia, last month's Live Write winner Erica Blumfield, Lilliam Rivera, and special musical guest James Morrison!
826LA Time Travel Mart
1714 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Hot Dish Reading Series returns this March with a "Spreads and Dips"-themed reading event to benefit 826LA & the Time Travel Mart.
The excellent literary lineup:
Echo Park Time Travel Mart
1714 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90026
Come celebrate the launch of my debut young adult novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez (Simon & Schuster). I'll be in conversation with Isabel Quintero. Music provided by the fabulous DJ Sizzle; Photography by the inspiring Las Fotos Project. Special thanks to Kaya Press and Otros Libros. Books and limited edition totes for sale.