Upcoming…

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.

LMS and me

Check out all the places I’ve been:

(In 2020-2021, many appearances had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but a few happened online, and I’m thankful they did!)

6/30/21  James River Writers’ Writing Show, Richmond, VA (via Zoom)

5/12/21 Casa Esperanza Montessori, Raleigh, NC (via Google Meet)

4/16/21 Commonwealth Governors School, VA (via Zoom)

Generation Women

1/27/21 Generation Women, a virtual storytelling show (via Zoom)

12/16/20  Richmond Young Readers “Bedtime Stories” (online)

4/30/20  VA State Reading Association Virtual Seminar (online) 

2/13/20   Powhatan High School, Powhatan, VA

12/15/19  “Books & Beer” at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA

10/31/19   Carver Middle School, Chester, VA

10/12-13/19   James River Writers Conference, Richmond, VA

10/4/19   Swift Creek Middle School, Midlothian, VA

8/7/19    Richmond Young Writers, Richmond, VA

5/18/19  Chop Suey Books, Richmond, VA

3/15/19  Montessori Academy of Chambersburg, PA (via Google Hangout)

11/29/18   VA Association of School Librarians Conference, Williamsburg, VA

11/28/18   Barnes & Noble, Main Street, Williamsburg, VA

10/30/18  St. Francis de Sales School, Lake Zurich, IL (via Google Hangout)

10/30/18   Nelson Middle School, Lovingston, VA (via Google Hangout)

10/25/18  Coming to the Table-RVA Book Group, Richmond, VA

10/23/18   Carver Middle School, Chester, VA

10/13-14/18   James River Writers Conference, Richmond, VA

9/20/18   Boushall Middle School, Richmond VA

6/7/18   William Fox Elementary School, Richmond, VA

4/21/18   RVA Lit Crawl, Richmond, VA

4/13/18   Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA (via Google Hangout)

3/16/18  Pearson’s Corner Elementary School, Mechanicsville, VA

3/9/18  Virginia State Reading Association Conference, Richmond, VA

3/2/18   J. Sargent Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA

2/15/18   Wilbur S. Pence Middle School, Dayton, VA

2/7/18   Dixon-Smith Middle School, Fredericksburg, VA

2/6/18   Gayle Middle School, Fredericksburg, VA

Read Local

1/27/18  Read Local Party, BBGB Tales for Kids, Richmond, VA

12/19/17 St. Francis de Sales School, Lake Zurich, IL (via Google Hangout)

11/4/17   Barnes & Noble, Libbie Place (Tuckahoe Middle School Book Fair), Richmond, VA

10/18/17  Carver Middle School, Chester, VA

10/15/17   James River Writers Conference, Richmond, VA

10/14/17  YABBA Fest (Young Adult Books, Bands, & Authors), Warrenton, VA

9/23/17  Teen Book Festival, Barnes & Noble, Libbie Place, Richmond, VA

9/5/17   Northfield Mount Hermon School, Mount Hermon, MA (via Skype)

7/8/17  The “Write” Stuff: Family Research & Literacy Day at the National Archives, Washington, DC

6/7/17   Boushall Middle School, Richmond, VA

5/20/17  Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

5/19/17   Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA (via Google Hangout)

4/26/17  Harper Park Middle School, Leesburg, VA (via Google Hangout)

4/22/17  St. John’s Church, Richmond, VA for the RVA Lit Crawl

4/5/17   Elkton Middle School, Elkton, VA

3/30-17 – 3/31/17   Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Conference, Hershey, PA

3/29/17   Farmwell Station Middle School, Ashburn, VA

3/27/17   Clear Creek High School, League City, TX (via Skype)

3/16/17 – 3/18/17  Virginia State Reading Association Conference, Roanoke, VA

3/10/17   St. Francis de Sales School, Lake Zurich, IL (via Skype)

Richmond Writers Symposium

3/3/17   Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA

3/2/17   Chickahominy Middle School, Mechanicsville, VA

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  Deep Run High School, Henrico, VA

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

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!