Upcoming Appearances

Pat’s Upcoming Appearances


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.

2015 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!
Celebrated throughout the country on or near April 30
Join us in sharing bookjoy in your community.
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

October 3 Edinburg, TX: Gala: South Texas Literacy Coalition


2014 Appearances

Feb. 1 Albuquerque, NM: New Mexico International Reading Association (NMIRA)
April 11 San Antonio, TX: Texas Library Association
April 25 Columbia, SC: Richland Library, presentation
April 26 Columbia, SC: Richland Library, Día celebration *
May 10 Austin, TX: Book Launch for I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE at
BookPeople, 11:30, with Libby Martinez
and illustrator Patrice Barton
Oct. 8-11 El Paso, TX: University of Texas at El Paso: UTEP’s Centennial Homecoming
Oct. 9, 2:00 p.m.: A Conversation with Pat Mora
Student Union Building East, Third Floor
Templeton Suite, Room 313
Download flier for details
Oct. 24-25 Austin, TX: The Texas Book Festival
Nov. 7 Dallas, TX: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Conference
1:00-2:30 p.m., Meet the authors and illustrators: Children’s literature at NAEYC
Nov. 21 Washington, DC: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Convention
11:00-12:15, El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros: Planning, Funding, and Implementing Your Winning Celebration of Kids, Culture, and Books.
Gaylord National Resort, Chesapeake D/E/F

Pat will be signing:
1:00-2:00 p.m., Random House
2:00-3:00 p.m., Groundwood Books
3:00-4:00 p.m., Lee & Low Books at Anderson’s Bookshop

Nov. 22 Washington, DC: National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
1:00-3:00 p.m., book signing for I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

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