Upcoming Appearances

Pat's Upcoming Appearances

apps-patspeaks2 A popular presenter across the country at conferences, campuses, professional development workshops, book and literacy festivals, libraries and schools, Pat enjoys speaking to audiences of all ages. Among the venues where she has spoken and given readings are the National Book Festival, American Library Association, National Council of Teachers of English, YALSA, Texas Library Association, North Carolina School Library Media Association, Utah Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts, Minnesota Humanities Language Conference and Día celebrations. To invite Pat to speak at your event or to offer a workshop, please visit our Appearances Contact page.


March 24 Dallas, TX: Speak at Southwest Airlines and
Attend Dallas Children's Theater's Opening Night of Tomás and the Library Lady
April 5 Hattiesburg, MS:
University of Southern Mississippi
Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
Recipient of the 2017 Coleen Salley Storytelling Award
April 6-7 Kent, OH: Kent State University 33rd Virginia Hamilton Conference Recipient 2017 Virginia Hamilton Literacy Award
April 8 El Paso, TX: Texas Institute of Letters Banquet Recipient of Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement
April 30 21st Anniversary! of Children's Day, Book Day/
El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Día)
Culminating celebrations of a yearlong commitment are held throughout the country on or near April 30.
Join us in sharing bookjoy in your community!
July El Paso, TX: University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer
Institute for Secondary School Teachers (Grades 6–12)
on “Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands
Narratives about Identity and Binationalism”

Past Appearances: 2016 February 2016 Austin, TX: Guest appearance at the Zach Theatre production of Tomás and the Library Lady April 2016 San Antonio, TX: University of TX at San Antonio Keynote speaker: UTSA 6th Annual Early Childhood Institute Nashville, TN: Tennessee Library Association Children and Young Adult Luncheon Santa Barbara, CA: May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture
“Bookjoy! Alegria en los Libros!”
Houston, TX: Texas Library Association Conference
Diversity in Action (DIA) @Your Library panel
Washington, DC: Día Turns 20 Capitol Hill event April 30: 20th Anniversary! of Children's Day, Book Day/El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Día) celebrated throughout the country on or near April 30. Join us in sharing bookjoy in your community! May 2016 La Crosse, WI: University of Wisconsin-LC June 2016 Winchester, VA: Shenandoah University
Children’s Literature Conference Words & Pictures: The Art of the Matter
July 2016 Minneapolis, MN: AFT Convention
September 2016 Washington, DC: “Bookjoy for All,” Moving Innovations in Global Literacy Forward with New Partners
International Literacy Day Celebration, Co-hosted by USAID and the Library of Congress November 2016 Nogales, AZ: Voces & Visones Festival
One Author’s Journey: An Afternoon with Pat Mora
Past Appearances: 2015 February 2015 Chicago, IL: ALA Mid-winter, American Library Association
Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action in Children’s Literature and Library Program
March 2015 Mission & McAllen, TX: Rio Grande Valley Reading Rock Stars
Pat Mora & Libby Martinez
Edinburg, TX: A Conversation with Pat Mora & Libby Martinez April 2015 Austin, TX: Texas Library Association (TLA) May 2015 Portland, OR: Innovative Northwest Teacher (T.I.N.T) June 2015 Knoxville, TN: Children’s Defense Fund’s Ella Baker
Child Policy Training Institute
September 2015 Fort Lauderdale, FL: Broward County Library
Broward Reads to Succeed: Early Literacy Conference
Texas Book FestivalOctober 2015 Edinburg, TX: Gala: South Texas Literacy Coalition Austin, TX: Texas Book Festival
Pat received the Texas Writer Award

To invite Pat to your event or to offer a workshop, please visit our Appearances Contact page.