Upcoming Appearances

Pat’s Upcoming Appearances

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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.

2016

February 13 Austin, TX: Zach Theatre production of Tomás and the Library Lady
Pat will speak after the 2 p.m. show. Find out more.

April 2 San Antonio, TX: University of TX at San Antonio
Keynote speaker: UTSA 6th Annual Early Childhood Institute
Downtown Campus, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Find out more

April 7 Nashville, TN: Tennessee Library Association
Children and Young Adult Luncheon, 11:45-1:00
MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center
Cattails Ballroom
Kingsport, TN

April 15 Santa Barbara, CA: May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture
“Bookjoy! Alegria en los Libros!” begins at 7 p.m. at the Garvin Theatre at Santa Barbara City College, to be followed by a book signing and a reception. Admission is free but tickets are required; request your tickets now.

April 16 Santa Barbara, CA: Story time, 11 a.m.
The Central Library will host a story time by Pat in the Faulkner Gallery to open their Día festivities. A bilingual concert by musician Nathalia, face painting, crafts, and book giveaways will follow from 12 noon to 2 p.m in the Children’s Library.

April 21 Houston, TX: Texas Library Association Conference
10-11:50, Diversity in Action (DIA) @Your Library

April 27 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 3-4 La Crosse, WI: University of Wisconsin-LC
June 21 Winchester, VA: Shenandoah University
Children’s Literature Conference
Words & Pictures: The Art of the Matter

November 3 Nogales, AZ: Cochise College, Santa Cruz Center
Reading



2017

April 5 Hattiesburg, Miss: Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi
2017 recipient of the Coleen Salley Storytelling Award
April 30 21st 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!

Past Appearances
Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Chicago, IL: ALA Mid-winter, American Library Association
Jan. 30: Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action in Children’s Literature and Library Program
Jan. 31: Presentation of the Mora Award at REFORMA’s Noche de Cuentos
March 5 Mission, TX: Rio Grande Valley Reading Rock Stars
Pat Mora & Libby Martinez
March 5 Edinburg, TX: A Conversation with Pat Mora & Libby Martinez
1:30, UTPA Library, Schilling Room
March 6 McAllen, TX: Rio Grande Valley Reading Rock Stars
Pat Mora & Libby Martinez
April 8 Santa Fe, NM: Pat will speak at 9 a.m.
at Ortiz Middle School
April 14-17 Austin: Texas Library Association (TLA)
*April 30 Día: Children’s Day, Book Day/El día de los niños, El día de los libros
19th Anniversary!
May 12 Portland, OR: Innovative Northwest Teacher (T.I.N.T)
June 3 Knoxville, TN: Children’s Defense Fund’s Ella Baker
Child Policy Training Institute
http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs/freedomschools

September 17 Fort Lauderdale, FL: Broward County Library
8:30 a.m. Broward Reads to Succeed: Early Literacy Conference
6:00 p.m. Broward Reads to Succeed: Family Engagement Night
October 3 Edinburg, TX: Gala: South Texas Literacy Coalition
October 16-18 Austin, TX: Texas Book Festival
October 17: 1-1:45, Pat will receive the Texas Writer Award, House Chamber (second floor, west wing at the Capitol)
Texas Book Festival
November 6 Santa Fe, NM: Tony Hillerman Writing Conference
Write On!
http://wordharvest.com/hillerman-writers-conference


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