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September 2018

NEIBA 2018 Fall Conference

September 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street
Providence,, RI United States
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Hey, New England booksellers! I’m very happy to be previewing my forthcoming picture book: Planting Stories, The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré at the author reception on September 25, at the 2018 New England Independent Bookseller’s Association fall conference. Click here for the conference schedule information and a list of authors attending.

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October 2018

StoryQuest Writers’ Conference

October 6, 2018
$150 – $200

I'm pleased to join faculty members Toni Buzzeo and Matt Tavares for StoryQuest — a full-day writers conference at The Writer's Loft. This one-day, hands-on, mentor-driven session is for picture book writers. Program, cost, and registration information can be found on the StoryQuest page.

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School Library Journal Day of Dialogue Cambridge

October 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Join School Library Journal for the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year and be informed, inspired, and entertained by the best authors, editors, and publishers in the industry. Spend the day discussing the latest trends and get the inside scoop on the hottest books in the world of children's and young adult literature. This event includes a full day of panels and speaker presentations by celebrated authors as well as breakfast and lunch. Attendees enjoy access to free ARCs…

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Boston Book Festival

October 13, 2018

Carmen and I will be at the Boston Book Festival! Schedule info to come!

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December 2018

Holiday Book Bazaar

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
An Unlikely Story, 111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762 United States
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The Writers' Loft is teaming up with An Unlikely Story Bookstore for our 5th annual Holiday Book Bazaar! This year's lineup features over 20 local authors with books for all ages, with one group of authors in the morning (10am-12pm) and a second group of authors in the afternoon (12:30-2:30pm). The event will include book signings, crafts, and activities for the whole family, just in time for the holiday shopping season, plus the official launch of the Loft's poetry anthology,…

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January 2019

Belmont Books, Belmont, MA

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Belmont Books, 79 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478
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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, Reading, Book Talk and Signing!

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February 2019

Barrington Books, Barrington, RI

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Barrington Books, 184 County Rd.
Barrington, RI 02806 United States
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Plating Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Bepré, Reading and Book Signing

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March 2019

Bank Street Latinx Mini-Conference

March 9
Bank Street College of Education New York, + Google Map

Panel discussion: "Elevating Our Heroes" with Duncan Tonatiuh, Danza! Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México Raul Colón, Miguel’s Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote Eric Velasquez, Schomburg: The Man Who Built the Library Anika Aldamuy Denise, Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and StoryTeller Pura Belpré Rudy Gutierrez, Carlos Santana: Sound of the Heart, Song of the World Moderator: Sonia Rodriguez, LaGuardia Community College Book signing to follow.

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KidLitCon Providence 2019

March 22 - March 23
Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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1:30 - 2:15pm  -Panel Discussion with Anika Denise, Deb Kovacs, Josh Funk, Barbara Fisch, and Lee Wind Reaching Readers: Part 1 Getting Books to Kids (industry and author perspectives) Great books need great readers; great readers need great books.   But how to get the two together? This panel of authors and professional publicists and book promoters talk about strategies they use to get books into the hands of gatekeepers (teachers, librarians, reviewers, booksellers, and family), and strategies that the gatekeepers can…

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April 2019

Pawtucket Library Children’s Day (El Día de los Niños/ El Día de los Libros)

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pawtucket Library, 13 Summer Street
Pawtucket, RI
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Children and their families are invited to celebrate Children's Day/Book Day (El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros). This national celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This event features special guest Anika Aldamuy Denise author of the book Planting Stories: The Life of the Librarian and Storyteller Pura Beplré, music, crafts, free books, and a snack. No registration required. This is a FREE program for children of all ages and…

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