Friday, August 9
Tense & Sensibility: Ways to Tackle Tragedy in YA Literature
Author Panel: Creating Books That Matter
with Abdid Khorram, Leslea Newman, Elizabeth Partridge, Jewell Parker Rhodes, moderated by Linda Sue Park
Monday, August 12
Finding the Time, Money, and Support to Pursue Your Writing Goals
Delivering a keynote speech at the ILA Intensive: Nevada.
7038 Sky Pointe Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89131
with Arvin Ahmadi
Children's Minnesota Stage
Journalism as Storytelling with PEN America
Lit Crawl Minneapolis: An Evening with Paper Darts and The Rumpus
with Ross Gay, Lyz Lenz, Sagirah Shahid, Sun Yung Shin, and Brandon Taylor
821 W Lake St
Will be participating in several panels and a book signing.
Thursday, March 28:
Chaotic Good: Genre Fiction As A Tool For Political Practice with Amber Sparks, Gregory Howard, Porochista Khakpour, and Rion Scott
B117-119, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29:
Writing What We Know: Mining Personal Experience in YA Fiction with Amy Reed, Ryan Douglas, Anica Mrose Rissi, and Shaun David Hutchinson.
A103-104, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Book Signing at the Jack Jones Literary Arts
Saturday, March 30
Crossovers: Writing for Both Teens and Adults with Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Patrick Ryan, Megan Cummins, and Sarah Nicole Smetana
C125-126, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Beginning the Dealing In Dreams book tour at the Tucson Festival of Books. I will be signing books after each panel!
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
What Color IS the Future with Daniel José Older
1pm, Nuestras Raices Presentation Stage
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
Besos con Sabor: Fleshing Out Romance with Anna-Maria McLemore and Priscilla Oliveras
10am, Nuestras Raices Presentation Stage
Cruel Choices in a Cruel World with Dhonielle Clayton and Sara Holland
11:30am, Teen & Author Stage
Wastelands and Social Entropy with K.S. Merbeth and Drew Willams
2:30pm, Integrated Learning Center Room 155
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