Lilliam Rivera

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

to Nov 18

NCTE Conference: Houston

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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
362 DEF

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
372 A

Mas Fuerte Together: A Roundtable on the current state of Latinx Publishing & Readers
342 F

Simon & Schuster Booth
Book Signing

Saturday, November 17:
Fierce: A Conversation with Five Authors Writing Strong Latinas
Elizabeth Acevedo, Meg Medina, Isabel Quintero, Lilliam Rivera
361 EF

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
361 EF

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to Sep 2

Decatur Book Festival with MailChimp's Read This Program


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
YA Stage
Strange Heroes with Justina Ireland, Claire Legrand, Natalie C. Parker, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Lilliam Rivera

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to Apr 29

Get Lit Festival

Friday, April 27
EWU Cheney - JFK Library
YA Panel Discussion with Maureen McQuerry, Claire Rudolf Murphy, Stephanie Oakes, and Trent Reedy

Saturday, April 28
Montvale Event Center
An Afternoon with Lilliam Rivera

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to Apr 15

Orcas Island Lit Fest


Friday, April 13
Orcas Center Main Stage
Young Adult Author's panel with Jennifer Longon and Michele Bacon

Darvill's Book Store
with Margot Kahn, Jami Attenberg, Josh Mohr, Jane Wang

Saturday, April 14
Battle of the Genre
Odd Fellows Hall 

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to Mar 11

2018 AWP: Conference & Book Fair


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:

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I'll also be signing books over at the Latinx Writers Caucus Booth #1503
Saturday from 2pm-3pm!

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10:00 AM10:00

LA Comic Con: I Want Your Job Panel

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.

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9:00 PM21:00

Los Angeles Lit Crawl: Out of the Mouth and Into the Fire

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.

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