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.


September 17-18 Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University
17: An Evening With Pat Mora
September 28 Seattle, WA: Seattle Children’s Book Festival
October 3-4 Middleton, ID: Idaho Library Association Conference
Oct. 3, 8:45-9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Opening Session
Oct. 4, 5-9 p.m. Día de los Muertos Event
October 11 Denver, CO: Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association’s Fall Conference
4-5 p.m., Young Readers’ Round-up author speed dating event
October 19 Las Vegas, NV: Las Vegas Book Festival

Past Appearances: 2019

September 8
A moderated conversation with Pat and Justice Sonia Sotomayor for an event with Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM

June 23
American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington DC

April 2019
National Hispanic Cultural Center Children’s Bilingual Festival, Albuquerque, NM
District-wide visits for Children’s Day, Book Day celebration at the Santa Fe, NM public schools
San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio, TX

March 2019
Keynote, Corwin’s Literacy and Equity Institute, San Diego, CA
University of Arizona Libraries Annual Luncheon, Tucson, AZ
Tucson Festival of Books:
»» Wordjoy: Celebrating Poetry with Children
»» Tucson Voices
»» ¡Bookjoy Gran Fiesta!Nuestras Raíces

Past Appearances: 2018

November 2018
27th Annual San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon, San Antonio, TX

September 2018
Writing Poetry for Children, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

April 2018
Newburgh, NY: Mount Saint Mary College
Keynote Speaker at the 25th Annual Conference on Literacy: Dare to be a Wild Reader and Writer

Kingsville, TX: Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Santa Fe, NM: Visiting Santa Fe Public Schools for Their Children’s Day, Book Day Celebrations, a District-Wide Celebration

Past Appearances: 2017

March 2017
Dallas, TX: Southwest Airlines speech and Dallas Children’s Theater’s Opening Night of Tomás and the Library Lady

April 2017
Hattiesburg, MS: University of Southern Mississippi
Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
Recipient of the 2017 Coleen Salley Storytelling Award

Kent, OH: Kent State University
33rd Virginia Hamilton Conference
Recipient 2017 Virginia Hamilton Literacy Award

El Paso, TX: Texas Institute of Letters Banquet
Recipient of Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement

July 2017
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

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.