Appearances

Click here for information about Kate’s programs for schools, libraries, educators, conferences, and business leadership.

To book a school author visit in person or via Skype, please visit Kate’s contact page to get in touch.

To inquire about booking Kate for a keynote address, workshop, or panel, please fill out her contact form. Include the name of your event, city where it takes place, dates, and type of event (keynote, conference presentation, author panel, workshop, etc.)

Please note that Kate does not participate in all-white panels or festivals/conferences that fail to offer meaningful representation of people of color and voices from other marginalized groups. She’d love to talk with you about your event, and one of the first questions she’ll ask is “Who else is invited?” On top of fairness and equity issues, diverse events are simply better and richer for everyone, so please be sure to consider this in your planning!

Kate’s Upcoming Events:

**starred events are open to the public**

2019

July 12 – 3-5pm The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY **

Book signing for Ranger in Time: Night of Soldiers & Spies & other titles

September 13 – Mill Valley Middle School, CA – all-school read of BREAKOUT

September 19-21 – Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival – Concordia, NE **

October 4 -Roaring Brook Elementary – Chappaqua, NY

October 5 – Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival – Chappaqua, NY **

October 10-13 – International Literacy Association – New Orleans

October 21 – Sanders Corner Elementary – Ashburn, VA

October 30 – Lake George Central Schools – Lake George, NY

November 6-8 – FAME Conference – Orlando, FL

November 21-24 – NCTE Conference – Baltimore, MD

December 3 – Doyon School, Ipswich, MA

December 4 – Winthrop Elementary, Hamilton, MA

2020

January 10 – Huili School, Shanghai

January 13-17 – International School of Phnom Penh

February 3-4 – Cambridge & Woodbridge Elementary, San Antonio, TX

February 4-14 – Book tour for Chirp (dates/locations/events TK) **

March 7 – Fort Myers Book Festival – Fort Myers, FL **

April 1-2 – Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ

April 28 – Wampus Elementary, Armonk, NY

April 29 – The New School, New York City

May 1-3 – New England SCBWI Conference, Springfield, MA

May 7 – Elsmere Elementary, Delmar, NY

Selected past appearances:

2012

March 1-5            TED 2012 Conference – Long Beach, CA

Apr 30-May 1    International Reading Association, Chicago – Scholastic Breakfast Speaker

Nov. 10                Rochester Children’s Book Festival

Nov. 16-19          NCTE/ALAN – Las Vegas

2013 

Feb. 8-9               Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention, Milwaukee, WI

Feb. 22-23           Dublin Literacy Conference, Dublin, OH

April 11                Maine State Library Reading Round-Up Keynote & workshops – Augusta, ME

April 19-21         International Reading Association – San Antonio, TX

May 3                  Vermont DCF Conference Afternoon keynote

May 4-5               New England SCBWI Conference – Springfield, MA

June 21-22          All Write Summer Institute, Warsaw, IN

June 28                Penn State York Summer Institute – York, PA

Oct. 19                 Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors – Providence, RI **

2014

Feb. 21-23           SCBWI Winter Conference in NY –  Keynote & Plot Intensive

Mar. 8                  Bear Pond Books Writing Workshop – Montpelier, VT **

Nov. 7-9              Revision Retreat for Writers on Lake Champlain

Nov. 15                Rochester Children’s Book Festival **

2015

Jan. 27-Feb 6    ALL THE ANSWERS book tour – schools/bookstores in NY, VT, MI, IL, MN, IN, MA

Mar. 9-11           School visits – Lititz, PA

March 14            Phoenix Books, Burlington, VT – Spring Stories for Young Readers at 2pm **

Mar. 25               Kennesaw State University Children’s & YA Literature Conference

May 16                Gaithersburg Book Festival – Gaithersburg, MD **

July 17-20          International Literacy Association Conference – St. Louis, MO

July 28               Scholastic Reading Summit – Austin, TX

2016

January 10        ALA Midwinter Convention – Boston

February 12-14  SCBWI Conference Keynote & Revision workshop – New York

April 18-22 – Authors in April – Rochester, MI

May 13 – New Hampshire School Library Media Association Conference

June 6-17 – THE SEVENTH WISH book tour

June 21-22 – ABA Children’s Institute, Orlando, FL

June 24-25 – American Library Association Conference, Orlando, FL

2017

January 20-21 – ALA Midwinter – Atlanta, GA

February 4 – CCIRA – Denver, CO

February 22-25 – American Embassy School – New Delhi, India

March 11-12 – Michigan Reading Association Conference – Grand Rapids, MI

March 21 – Colchester Middle School – Colchester, VT

October 2-16 – Book tour for The Exact Location of Home

October 26 – Journey Into Literacy Conference – SUNY Potsdam

November 3 – ATEQ Fall Fare Conference, “Engaging Readers, Inspiring Writers” –  Montreal

November 8 – Harford County Public Library family read & discussion of THE SEVENTH WISH – Abingdon, MD**

2018 

January 18-Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference, Chicago, IL

June 4-15 – Book tour for BREAKOUT (exact dates & cities to come)

June 12 – Greenwich Academy Writing Camp

2019

February 4-5 – OES Reads Community-Wide Read of The Seventh Wish – Oxford, ME

March 15- Virginia Reading Association Conference Keynote

March 25 – Addison County, VT all-schools read of The Seventh Wish

March 28 – Orenda Elementary, Clifton Park, NY

April 8-10 – Fayetteville, NY schools – author visit

April 12- Vermont Reading Association Conference