I’ll be attending NCTE for the first time. I’m on a lot of panels and moderating a couple of them. Plus, signings ARCS of Dealing in Dreams and The Education of Margot Sanchez! Here’s my schedule:
Thursday, November 15:
Latinx Experiences in Classrooms and Communities: Knowing Our Students Through Text-Based Conversations Across Picture Books, Middle Grade, ad YA book Clubs
Matt de la Pena, Carla Espana, Luz Herrera, Med Medina, Daniel Jose Older, Nonieqa Ramos, Lilliam Rivera
Friday, November 16:
But They Don’t Read: Five Latinx Authors on Myths, Stereotypes, And Writing Authentic Stories to Engage Reader
Fred Aceves, Pablo Cartaya, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Natalia Sylvester, Lilliam Rivera
Mas Fuerte Together: A Roundtable on the current state of Latinx Publishing & Readers
Simon & Schuster Booth
Saturday, November 17:
Fierce: A Conversation with Five Authors Writing Strong Latinas
Elizabeth Acevedo, Meg Medina, Isabel Quintero, Lilliam Rivera
Sunday, November 18:
What a Girl (Really) Wants: Dismantling Stereotypes That Silence Girls’ Voices
Elana K Arnold, K.A. Holt, Lilliam Rivera, Karen Rivers, Laurel Snyder, Renee Watson
I’ll be leading a FREE workshop for Root Worlds Writing Workshop, a Speculative Fiction Workshop for marginalized youth in San Diego. We’ll be focusing on writing of science fiction and fantasy stories, my favorite!
Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab at the Malcolm X Library
5148 Market Street
San Diego, California 92114
NY Times bestselling author Shea Serrano has selected The Education of Margot Sanchez to be a part of his curated author track, sponsored by MailChimp, for the Decatur Book Festival. Check out the other great authors.
Sunday, September 2 at 3:45pm
Strange Heroes with Justina Ireland, Claire Legrand, Natalie C. Parker, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Lilliam Rivera
Come celebrate the launch of Pablo Cartaya's latest middle grade novel, Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish with me.
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Come celebrate Brandy Colbert's latest young adult novel Finding Yvonne with me as we talk about all things!
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Will be part of two panels:
Knowing Your Place: Identity and Space in Young Adult Fiction
with Samantha Mabry, Ibi Zoboi, Dhonielle Clayton and moderator Andrew Boryga.
Bad Girls Do It Well: Creating Flawed and Fully Formed "Bad" Girl Characters in YA Fiction
with Nova Ren Suma, Erika Sánchez, Brandy Colbert, and Amy Reed.
Find the schedule below:
I'll also be signing books over at the Latinx Writers Caucus Booth #1503
Saturday from 2pm-3pm!
How exactly does one make a career in comics and pop-culture industries? You will be introduced to the path and skill sets needed to define and set your goals. Strategies for success will include marketing yourself, and turning your ideas into viable realities. Focus will be on showing direct parallels, influences, and strategies for pursuing these goals. Panelists will include authors, literary managers, illustrators, and editors, all doing what they love for a living! Audience Q&A encouraged.
Join Jack Jones Literary Arts at Lit Crawl L.A. Poets Allison Conner, Shauna Barbosa (Cape Verdean Blues), Ashaki M. Jackson (Language Lesson), and Natalie J Graham (Begin With a Failed Body) will read varied selections from their work that focus on the segregation of southern California, the cruel beauty of the deep south, murdered black children, surveillance, domestic violence and what it means to be black, female, alive, determined, bruised. Come for the mourning, leave with the joy! Lilliam Rivera, author of the buzzed-about The Education of Margot Sanchez and a 2017 Los Angeles Times Face to Watch, to host. DJ Peter Woods to spin.