Calendar

Oh, the places I’m going…

Upcoming in 2017:

Fri., March 3, 2017: Richmond Writers Symposium
FREE and open to the public
2:00 – 4:00 PM, March 3
Reynolds Community College
Parham Road campus, Richmond, VA
(click on flyer for PDF zoom-in)

Thurs.-Sat., March 16-18, 2017:
Virginia State Reading Association 50th Annual Conference
Session: “Turning Readers into Writers”
Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA

Wed., March 29, 2017:
Farmwell Station Middle School, Ashburn, VA

Thurs.-Fri., March 30 – 31, 2017:
Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Conference
Session: “An Author’s Approach to Inquiry-Based Learning”
Hershey Lodge & Conference Center, Hershey, PA

Wed., April 5, 2017:
Elkton Middle School, Elkton, VA

Sat., April 22, 2017: RVA Lit Crawl
FREE and open to the public. Come hear me read my short story “Bounce Back”
3:30 – 4:30 pm at St. John’s Church Parish Hall, 2401 E. Broad St., Richmond

Wed., April 26, 2017:
Harper Park Middle School, Leesburg, VA (via video chat)

Sat., Oct. 14, 2017: YABBA Fest
Young Adult Books, Bands & Authors Festival
Warrenton, VA

 

To schedule a visit to your school, book group, or library, or to contact me about presenting at a conference, please email me at ABWestrick (at) gmail (dot) com, or email Penguin’s Author Appearance Coordinator at PenguinAuthorVisits (at) gmail (dot) com.

LMS and me

 

Check out all the places I’ve been!

2/10/17  AWP Conference & Book Fair, Washington, D.C.

12/17/16  Barnes & Noble, Chesterfield Town Center, Richmond, VA

12/11/16  “Books & Beer” at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA

11/1/16   VA Homeschool group, Bon Air Library, Richmond, VA

10/27/16  G. W. Carver Middle School, Chester, VA

10/25/16  Auburn Middle School, Warrenton, VA

10/20/16  Check Elementary School, Copper Hill, VA

10/19/16   Floyd County High School, Floyd VA

10/17/16  Flower Mound High School, Flower Mound, TX (via Google Hangout)

10/15/16 – 10/16/16  James River Writers Conference, Richmond, VA

10/12/16  YA-VA Book & Author Celebration, Richmond Public Library

10/12/16  Potomac Middle School, Dumfries, VA

9/29/16  Midlothian Middle School, Midlothian, VA

9/15/16  Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

5/23/16   Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA (via Google Hangout)

5/22/16   “Celebrate Jackson Ward” festival, Richmond, VA

4/16/16   Delta Kappa Gamma, the International Society for Key Women Educators; Portsmouth, VA: Keynote Speaker

4/14/16   Robious Middle School, Midlothian, VA

4/6/16    St. Michael’s Episcopal School, Richmond, VA

3/11/16   VA Association of School Librarians, York Region: Keynote Speaker

3/10/16  Colonial Heights Middle School, Colonial Heights, VA

12/14/15   Barnes & Noble, Creeks at Virginia Center, Glen Allen, VA (Chickahominy Middle School book fair)

12/13/15  Holiday “Books & Beer” celebration, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA

12/8/15 – 12/9/15   Chickahominy Middle School, Mechanicsville, VA

11/24/15   Beaumont Juvenile Detention Center, Beaumont, VA

11/19/15 – 11/20/15   Virginia Association of School Librarians annual conference, Williamsburg, VA

10/26/15  G.W. Carver Middle School, Chester, VA

10/22/15 – 10/24/15  North Carolina School Library Media Association annual conference, Winston-Salem, NC

10/17/15 – 10/18/15  James River Writers conference, Richmond, VA

10/16/15  Virginia Council for the Social Studies annual conference, Norfolk, VA

10/14/15  Fairfax County Public Schools: professional development session, Falls Church, VA

10/1/15  “Homeschool Day” at Historic Polegreen, Mechanicsville, VA

9/19/15  “Author Afternoon” at bbgb bookstore, Richmond, VA

8/28/15  Hanover County Public Schools: staff development workshop for social studies and language arts teachers, Mechanicsville, VA

8/5-6/15  Western Connecticut State University MFA Program in Creative and Professional Writing, Danbury, CT: Public Reading and Master Class

8/3/15  Brown Teacher Institute at the Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA; co-sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Commission: Keynote Speaker

6/20/15  “Inspiration to Ink: Writing and Illustrating for Children” sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators in partnership with Richmond Public Library, Richmond, VA

6/7/15   James River Writers’ Youth Advisory Board, Richmond, VA

5/11/15  Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA (via Google Hangout)

4/29/15  James River Writers’ Writing Show, Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, VA

4/28/15  River Bend Middle School, Sterling, VA

4/23/15 – 4/24/15  Oak Knoll Middle School, Mechanicsville, VA

4/22/15  Richmond Area Reading Council’s “Writing Extravaganza” Youth Writing Awards Reception: Keynote Speaker

4/17/15  Greene County Branch Library, Stanardsville, VA

4/16/15  “Unlimited Possibilities Fair” in celebration of National Library Week, Atlee Library, Mechanicsville, VA

4/9/15   Metropolitan Richmond Woman’s Club, Richmond, VA

3/28/15  VA Association of School Librarians: York Region

3/27/15  Rural Point Elementary School, Mechanicsville, VA

3/17/15  University of Richmond “Hello Richmond: Literary Legends” class, Richmond, VA

3/14/15  VA Association of School Librarians: Rappahannock Region: Keynote Speaker

3/12/15 – 3/14/15  VA State Reading Association Annual Conference, Richmond, VA

3/11/15  VA Association of School Librarians: James Region

1/28/15  Rural Point Elementary School, Mechanicsville, VA

12/14/14  Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA: Holiday “Books and Beer”

12/13/14  Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, Petersburg, VA: Writers Fest

11/29/14  bbgb tales for kids, Richmond, VA (“Indies First” – Small Business Saturday)

11/21/14  National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA

11/13/14  Swarthmore-Rutledge School, Swarthmore, PA

11/13/14  Chestnutwold Elementary School, Haverford, PA

11/6-7/14: Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference, Roanoke, VA

10/28/14  St. Bridget School, Richmond, VA

10/25/14  Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Mid-Atlantic Regional conference, Sterling, VA

10/23/14  VA Library Association conference, Williamsburg, VA

10/17/14  Jane Addams Peace Association Awards Reception, New York, NY

10/13/14  G. W. Carver Middle School, Chester, VA

10/10/14  Potomac Middle School, Dumfries, VA

10/2/14  Robious Middle School, Midlothian, VA

9/14/14  One More Page Books, Arlington, VA (“Fall for the Book” Festival)

9/11/14  Read to Them, Richmond, VA

9/9/14  Second Presbyterian Church Literary Circle, Richmond, VA

8/18/14  Liberty Middle School, Ashland, VA

7/18/14  Longwood University Summer Literacy Institute, Farmville, VA

7/16/14  University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

7/15/14  WriterHouse, Charlottesville, VA

7/9/14  Richmond Young Writers, Richmond, VA

6/25/14  James Madison University M.Ed class session, Charlottesville, VA

5/22/14  Oak Grove Middle School, Concord, CA

5/22/14  Sequoia Middle School, Pleasant Hill, CA

5/19/14  Crocker Middle School, Hillsborough, CA

5/16/14  North Shoreview Montessori, San Mateo, CA

5/16/14  J. L. Stanford Middle School, Palo Alto, CA

5/4/14  Richmond Area Reading Council, Richmond, VA

5/2/14  Book Discussion Group, Mechanicsville, VA

4/19/14  United Daughters of the Confederacy, Centennial-Maury Chapter, Hanover, VA

4/10/14  Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, VA

4/3/14  Congressional Schools of Virginia, Falls Church, VA

3/22/14  Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/21/14  Walton Middle School, Charlottesville, VA

3/20/14  VA Association of School Librarians: James Region

3/8/14  VA Association of School Librarians: Potomac Region

3/7/14  VA Association of School Librarians: Rappahannock Region

3/6/14  G. W. Carver Middle School, Chester, VA

2/27/14  Berkeley Middle School, Williamsburg, VA

2/24/14  Gorzycki Middle School, Austin, TX (via Google Hangout)

2/20/14  Mechanicsville Elementary School, Mechanicsville, VA

2/18/14  Glenn J. Kimber Academy, Mechanicsville, VA

2/7/14 – 2/8/14  Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators conference, Austin, TX

1/25/14 – 1/26/14  American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference, Philadelphia, PA

1/21/14  Westminster-Canterbury Retirement Community Book Group, Richmond, VA

1/19/14  Ginter Park Presbyterian Church Youth Class, Richmond, VA

1/15/14  Liberty Middle School, Ashland, VA (staff book group)

1/15/14  Deep Run High School, Henrico, VA

12/21/13  Barnes & Noble, Virginia Center Commons, Glen Allen, VA

12/18/13  Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

12/12/13  Barnes & Noble, Virginia Center Commons, Glen Allen, VA (Chickahominy Middle School book fair)

12/11/13  Brandermill Woods Retirement Community Book Group, Midlothian, VA

12/10/13  Barnes & Noble, Commonwealth Center, Midlothian, VA (Bailey Bridge Middle School book fair)

12/7/13  Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, Petersburg, VA: Writers Fest

12/7/13  Barnes & Noble, Commonwealth Center, Midlothian, VA (Carver Middle School book fair)

12/5/13  Barnes & Noble, Chesterfield Town Center, Richmond, VA (Robious Middle School book fair)

11/18/13  Haverford Township Free Library, Haverford, PA

11/18/13  Ridley Middle School, Ridley Park, PA

11/17/13  Doylestown Bookshop, Doylestown, PA

11/16/13  Cockeysville Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, Cockeysville, MD

11/15/13  Hooray for Books, Alexandria, VA

11/14/13  bbgb tales for kids, richmond, va

11/14/13  Orchard House School, Richmond, VA

11/7/13 – 11/9/13  VA Association of School Librarians conference, Williamsburg, VA

11/4/13  VA Association of Independent Schools conference, Richmond, VA

11/1/13 – 11/2/13  VA Social Studies Educators conference, Roanoke, VA

10/30/13  Robious Middle School, Midlothian, VA

10/29/13  G. W. Carver Middle School, Chester, VA

10/26/13  Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Mid-Atlantic Regional conference, Sterling, VA

10/25/13  Hooray for Books, Alexandria, VA

10/19/13 – 11/20/13  James River Writers Conference, Richmond, VA

10/17/13  Richmond Public Library “Teen ’13” Celebration, Richmond, VA

10/3/13  Atlee Branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library, Mechanicsville, VA

9/24/13  G. W. Carver Middle School, Chester, VA

9/14/13  bbgb tales for kids, richmond, va

9/12/13  Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA: Brotherhood Book Release Party

8/29/13  VA Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA: Style Weekly‘s Women in the Arts Awards

Spring 2013 (6 days)  Oak Knoll Middle School, Mechanicsville, VA

4/27/13  “Writing for Young Readers”:SCBWI Mid-Atlantic New Member Welcome, Richmond Public Library, Richmond, VA

4/15/13 – 4/18/13  G. W. Carver Middle School, Chester, VA

Thursdays 2/14/13 – 3/7/13  Open High School, Richmond, VA (courtesy of the Podium Foundation)

Don’t see your school or organization on this list?
Contact me at ABWestrick (at) gmail (dot) com!