Upcoming Events & Workshops:
- Feb. 26–March 1, 2014
2014 AWP Conference & Bookfair
Washington State Convention Center &
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
I’ll be at the 2014 AWP conference in Seattle, on a panel called “Commercial Literary Fiction (Not an Oxymoron): The Place of Craft in Writing and Teaching Children’s and Young Adult Literature” with fellow authors Stephanie Kuehnert, Micol Ostow, Laurel Snyder, and Sara Zarr. If you’ll be at the conference, come see us! Our panel is on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m.
- May 2–4, 2014
New England SCBWI Spring Conference
I’ll be on faculty again this year at NESCBWI, where I’ll be teaching two workshops: “Killer First Chapters” and “Crafting a First-Person Voice That Sings.” Conference registration opens Feb. 5, and space in my first-chapter workshop is limited!
- June 22–27, 2014
Djerassi Writes: Young Adult Novel Workshop and Writing Retreat
with acclaimed author Nova Ren Suma
Djerassi Resident Artists Program campus
I will be leading another session of this workshop and retreat at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, featuring daily workshops, delicious food, gorgeous scenery, and a private consultation of up to 50 pages of a novel with me. Applications now closed and all spaces have been filled, but keep an eye out for an announcement about another session of the workshop in June 2015.
- Sept. 7–13, 2014
Highlights Whole Novel Workshop 2014
I will be a special guest speaker at the Highlights Whole Novel Workshop in September 2014 led by Nancy Werlin and Sarah Aronson. Applications now open!
- Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater and Signing: March 22, Union Square Barnes & Noble, New York, NY. With authors Eireann Corrigan, Elizabeth Eulberg, Jeff Hirsch, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell. *NYC Teen Author Festival event
- Mutual Admiration Society reading at McNally Jackson: March 23, McNally Jackson, New York, NY. With authors Sharon Cameron, A.S. King, Michael Northrop, Diana Peterfreund, Victoria Schwab. *NYC Teen Author Festival event
- Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder: March 24, Books of Wonder, New York, NY. With more than 40 authors. *NYC Teen Author Festival event
- Teen Author Reading Night: April 3, Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library, New York, NY. With authors Caela Carter, Elizabeth Eulberg, Barry Lyga, Michael Northrop, Lindsay Ribar, Nina Shengold, and K. M. Walton.
- Fantastic Teen Reads for Spring Reading and Signing Event: April 14, Books of Wonder, New York, NY. With authors Brittany Geragotelis, Jesse Karp, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Suzanne Weyn.
- Hudson Valley YA Society Panel, Reading & Signing: April 28, Oblong Books and Music, Rhinebeck, NY. With authors Lauren Morrill, Lauren Oliver, and Jess Rothenberg.
- New England SCBWI Conference: Word-by-Word: The Art of Craft: May 3–5, Springfield, MA. Conference faculty.
- The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences: June 11–23, Rabun Gap, GA. Awarded NEA fellowship and stipend for writing residency.
- YA Trio Book Event: June 24, Malaprop’s Bookstore, Asheville, NC. With authors Stephanie Perkins and Beth Revis.
- Beneath the Surface YA Author Panel: July 11, Irving Public Library, Irving, TX. With authors Rae Carson, Tessa Gratton, Nova Ren Suma, Tahereh Mafi, Aimée Carter, and Ransom Riggs.
- KGB Fantastic Fiction Reading: August 21, KGB Bar, New York, NY. With Libba Bray.
- Djerassi Resident Artists Program: March 13–April 12, Woodside, CA. Writing residency.
- Teen Book Club: April 25, Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, Fair Lawn, NJ. Book club visit.
- YA Author Panel: June 15, Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz, NY. With authors Jennifer Castle and Kim Purcell.
- Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop: July 22–29, Laramie, WY. Writing workshop.
- Tandem Reading Series YA Night: August 5, The Cell Theatre, New York, NY. With authors Patty Blount and Dan Krokos.
- RJ Julia Penguin Young Readers Group YA Event: September 20, RJ Julia Bookstore, Madison, CT. With authors Tara Altebrando, Susane Colasanti, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Natasha Friend, and Kat Rosenfield.
- Kidlitosphere Conference 2012: September 29, New York Public Library main branch, New York, NY. Presenter.
- The Millay Colony: November 2–28, Austerlitz, NY. Writing residency.
- This Week in NY 10th Anniversary Party: May 18, Fontana’s Bar, New York, NY. Reading, with performances by Andrew Giangola, Megan Reilly with James Mastro, Paula Carino and the Sliding Scale, Dean Haspiel, and Kyle Smith.
- NYC Teen Author Carnival: May 23, Mulberry Street Library, New York, NY. Author panel and signing with multiple authors.
- WKNY 1490 with Warren Lawrence: May 31, Kingston, NY. Radio interview.
- Great Summer Reads for Teens Panel and Signing: June 16, Books of Wonder, New York, NY. With authors Tara Altebrando, Susane Colasanti, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lisa Piscou.
- July Teen Author Reading Night: July 6, Jefferson Market Library, New York, NY. With authors Tara Altebrando, Matt Blackstone, Christopher Grant, Alissa Grosso, Sarah Darer Littman, Gae Polisner, and Melissa Walker.
- Barnes & Noble Reading and Signing: July 11, Kingston Barnes & Noble, Kingston, NY. Solo event.
- The 40th Anniversary SCBWI Summer Conference: August 5–7, Los Angeles, CA. Conference faculty; panel appearance and workshop faculty.
- YA Rising Stars / Bridge to Books Event: August 7, Once Upon a Time Bookstore, Montrose, CA. With authors Cindy Pon, Holly Goldberg Sloan, and Suzanne Young.
- WAMC Northeast Public Radio: August 12, WAMC “Roundtable” radio interview with Katie Britton.
- Hudson Valley YA Society Event: August 14, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY. With author Micol Ostow.
- Teen Author Event: “Picking Up the Pieces… Why We Write”: October 14, The Dolphin Bookshop, Port Washington, NY. With authors Matt Blackstone, Christopher Grant, Michael Northrop, Gae Polisner, Lena Roy, and Arlaina Tibensky.
- Reading and Q&A: November 6, Inquiring Minds Bookstore and Cafe, Saugerties, NY. With author Susannah Appelbaum.
- Teen Author Event: November 15, The Huntington Public Library, Huntington, NY. With authors Matt Blackstone, Gae Polisner, and more.