Pat's Upcoming AppearancesA 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.
|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”
|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!
|April 8||El Paso, TX: Texas Institute of Letters Banquet Recipient of Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement|
|April 6-7||Kent, OH: Kent State University 33rd Virginia Hamilton Conference Recipient 2017 Virginia Hamilton Literacy Award|
|April 5||Hattiesburg, MS:
University of Southern Mississippi
Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
Recipient of the 2017 Coleen Salley Storytelling Award
|March 24||Dallas, TX: Speak at Southwest Airlines and
Attend Dallas Children's Theater's Opening Night of Tomás and the Library Lady
Past Appearances: 2016
Past Appearances: 2015
Austin, TX: Texas Book Festival
To invite Pat to your event or to offer a workshop, please visit our Appearances Contact page.