Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera is the author of the young adult novel The Education of Margot Sanchez.

4:00 pm16:00

Angel's Flight Literary West Salon

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.

Clifton's Republic
648 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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1:00 pm13:00

Bindercon LA

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

UCLA Campus

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9:00 am09:00


Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA  90405

More info to come!

3:00 pm15:00

PEN America World Voices Festival


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

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May 9

The Muse & The Marketplace

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
Boston, MA

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Jul 17

International Literary Association 2017 Conference

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
Time TBD

The Putting Books to Work
Time TBD

Orange County Convention Center
West Building
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

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4:00 pm16:00

Roar Shack Presents "Wake Up!"

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

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5:00 pm17:00

Hot Dish: Spreads and Dips Party

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: 
Chiwan Choi
Taleen Kali
Samantha Powell
Lilliam Rivera
Ramesh Srinivasan
Felicia Sullivan

Echo Park Time Travel Mart
1714 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90026

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7:00 pm19:00

2017 AWP Reading: Bad Girls Do It Well

Celebrate BAD GIRL PROTAGONISTS with young adult authors Brandy Colbert , Nova Red Suma, Erika L. Sanchez, and myself! We'll be reading from our novels. Plus, there will be refreshments and our books sold by Upshur Street Books!

8:00 pm20:00


First time I'll be doing some LITERAOKE, where writers belt out their Karaoke favorites and share some of their work. Let's say, the night is going to definitely be hilarious!

Dupont Underground
1900 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20036

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Feb 12

2017 AWP Conference & Bookfair Panels

Friday, February 10 @ 3pm.

Daddy’s Little Girl, and Other Misfortunes in Young Adult Books. (Lilliam Rivera, Laura Ruby, I. W. Gregorio, Isabel Quintero, Francisco X. Stork) Marquis Salon 3 & 4, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two.

For so long, parents in young adult novels were nonexistent, but not anymore. These five young adult authors write complex, three-dimensional parental characters that push the boundaries. In this panel, authors speak on the structural choices made in tackling youth and adult relationships while avoiding common tropes. Whether it’s daddy issues, mommy, or both, panelists discuss one another’s work and the choices that have inspired theirs, through the lens of contemporary YA and memoir.

Saturday, February 11 @ 9am

Young Adult Authors Tackle Social Justice and Activism. (I. W. Gregorio, Lilliam Rivera, Ibi Zoboi, Nic Stone, Leah Henderson) Room 208AB, Washington Convention Center, Level Two.
Police brutality, gender discrimination, gentrification, and immigration policies are just some of the topics being written by these five young adult authors of diverse backgrounds, ranging from the Caribbean to the Middle East. In conversation with an established YA author, the four debut authors discuss incorporating social justice themes in their work, the struggle to portray honest teen responses to crisis, the path to hope, and how to write issue-based novels without sounding preachy.




5:00 pm17:00

Griffith Park Storytelling Series - A Reading at the Old Zoo

  • Griffith Park

The Griffith Park Storytelling Series is back on April 24th with a reading at one of our favorite locations - the old zoo! Join us for readings by five brilliant writers:

Katya Apekina

Bruce Bauman

Lisa Beebe

Julia Ingalls

Lilliam Rivera

Chairs and refreshments provided. 
Griffith Park is a free and public park. Dogs (on leash) and children are welcome, though some readings may contain adult themes. 
More details and directions to come here and at