Location: Barnes and Noble, Union Square, NYC
Middle Grades and Young Adult Fiction: Reaching Readers
Location: YA Stage, Signing Area 9
Schedule Of Renee's Events:
Location: Rogers Hall
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Start of Signing: 12:15 p.m.
Location: Geektown HQ
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Start of Signing: 3:15 p.m.
I, Too, Arts Collective kicks off its Creative Conversation Series by welcoming Jason Reynolds and Renée Watson. The two authors will read from their work and talk about their writing process. A Q&A and book signing will follow. Books will be available for sale by Bank Street Bookstore.
Literary Arts welcomes Renée back for a day of workshops.
Renée joins Portland youth as a guest poet for the St. John's Library Poetry Slam.
Join Renée as she celebrates the publication of Piecing Me Together, her latest young adult novel. Renée will read new poems and excerpts from her novels. A Q&A and book signing will follow the reading. This event is free and open to the public.
North Portland Library
512 N Killingsworth Street, Portland
Renée shares Piecing Me Together in her hometown at King School.
Renée shares Piecing Me Together in her hometown at Roosevelt High School.
Renée will give a short reading and poetry workshop for Oregon teachers.
Renée kicks of her book tour for Piecing Me Together in her hometown at Parkrose High School, where she will do a reading and lead poetry workshops.
The poet Shelley said that writers are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. In this way, young adult literature with its focus on racism, inequality, social injustice, war, and challenged politics, functions as activism. This panel, comprised of four writers and a professor in the field, explores the renaissance of political and social issues in YA fiction. Contemporary culture skates a more dangerous landscape, and in its unsparing honesty, the fiction becomes a form of social action.
Panelists: Pamela L. Laskin, Brendan Kiely, Caroline Bock, Suzanne Weyn, Renée Watson
Location: Liberty Salon L, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four, Washington, DC
Five young adult authors will discuss the importance of the recent hashtag movement Black Girl Magic and its connection to young adult literature featuring black girls. From stories that tackle gentrification, magical realism, and pregnancy, black girls are at the center of these narratives that provide both mirrors and windows into their inner lives. Authors will also discuss the aesthetic power of black girls featured on YA covers, and the significance of black women telling their own stories.
Panelists: Dhonielle J. Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Tiffany D. Jackson, Renée Watson, Ibi Zoboi
Location: Marquis Salon 3 & 4, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Join us for a day of readings, author signings, and special activities. Featured guests include Renée Watson, Christian Robinson, Kwame Alexander, Gregory Christie, Shadra Strickland, and Kelly Starling Lyons. *This event is free and open to the public
Community College of Philadelphia, 17 Spring Garden Street
DreamYard's Art as a Weapon Conference
Keynote address by Dr. Shawn Ginwright
Happening Yesterday, Happened Tomorrow
In response to newspaper articles and images, participants will learn about and discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and look at the historical context of police brutality and racial profiling. We will explore how artists have responded to injustice and will discuss how poetry, performance, and movement can be a form of peaceful protest. Hands-on art-making activities and small group work will give participants an opportunity to create and share a collaborative piece.
New Settlement Community Center
1501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
To register click HERE
Renée will lead a professional development workshop with Community MusicWorks staff.
Providence, Rhode Island
Featured Readers: Renée Watson, Jedediah Berry, Meg Kearney, Paul Karasik
Pine Manor College
Founder's Room, Ferry Building
400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA
*This event is free and open to the public
Aaron Davis Hall
The City College of New York
Convent Ave (between 133rd &135th St.)
New York, NY, 10031
Please join City College as they present Ntozake Shange with the Langston Hughes Medal in the culminating event of the Langston Hughes Festival. The evening will include a reading by the honoree accompanied by jazz great Hamiet Bluiett, a special video tribute by Oz Scott, and a conversation between Ntozake Shange and novelist and I, Too Arts Collective founder, Renée Watson. GET FREE TICKETS!
Authors Olubemisola Rhuday-Perkovich & Renée Watson ask: "If reading is an act of expansion, how can we show students more than they already know? How can we invite them to read the world and build community?" Presenters will use a multimedia presentation and group conversation to demonstrate the value of developing and maintaining diverse classroom and school library collections. They will share strategies to introduce diverse titles and engage students and school communities in conversation and programming that promote literacy and community-building, and offer attendees a variety of resources to share with students, colleagues, and families.
The Field Family Teen Author Series promotes a lifetime love of reading by creating a personal connection between author and student. Renée will perform poetry and read from her books, What Momma Left Me, This Side of Home, and Piecing Me Together.