Renée’s Some Places More Than Others Book Tour continues this fall.
Renée’s Some Places More Than Others Book Tour continues this fall.
Literary Arts is proud to present an evening with acclaimed author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates in celebration of his first novel, The Water Dancer (publication date September 24). Coates will be in conversation with bestselling author Renée Watson.
Location: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
This event is sold out.
Renée is the featured author for Washington County Library’s Teen Lit Fest 2019. Join Renée for author talks at three library branches:
Sherwood Center for the Performing Arts - Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30pm
Jesse Mays Community Center (North Plains) - Thursday, October 24th at 6:30pm
Beaverton City Library - Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30pm
For full event details, visit the Washington County Library website.
Join Renée at ILA New Orleans! For full event details, visit the ILA Conference website.
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans
8AM: General Keynote Address
3-4PM: Program - Create a Thriving Culture of Literacy featuring Renée Watson, Sandy Stark McGinnis, Sharon Robinson, and Dan Gemeinhart; Location: Theater B
4-5PM : Some Places More Than Others Book Signing; Location: Bloomsbury Booth #404
3-4PM: Program - Story, Secrets, and Self featuring Renée Watson, Megan Frazer Blakemore, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, and India Hill Brown; Location: Theater A
9:15 AM-11:15 AM: Children’s Literature Day - Young Adult Session featuring Renée Watson, Kekla Magoon, Daniel José Older, Ruta Sepetys, Steve Sheinkin, and Kiersten White; Location: Room 291
3:30-4PM: Children’s Literature Day Signing
Glory Edim appears to discuss her edited collection, Well-Read Black Girl, a compilation of original essays from Black women writers about the importance of seeing themselves represented in literature. She is joined in conversation with contributing authors Renée Watson and Jamia Wilson, to share their writing, knowledge and life experiences through the language of books. Conversation hosted by Toronto author Zalika Reid-Benta.
Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
Renée joins author Julie Murphy for a conversation at Irving Public Library
Renée attends the Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem.
1:45 - 2:30PM - “Middle School Stinks” Middle Grade Panel featuring Ali Benjamin, Stacy McAnulty, and Renee Watson, Kids Stage, ASL provided
3:45 - 4:30PM - My Complicated Summer: Finding Family in the Big City - A Conversation with Ibi Zoboi, Kids Stage
2:45PM - Book Signing
Check out the festival program for full details.
Renée gives an author talk at San Francisco Public Library.
Location: San Francisco Public Library Main Branch - 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Renée visits the LA Public Library to discuss Some Places More Than Others. Visit the library’s website for full details.
Location: LA Public Library Mark Twain Library Branch - 9621 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Join Renée on her Some Places More Than Others Book Tour
Renée attends the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington DC.
10:00 - 11:00AM - Watch Us Rise Presentation with Ellen Hagan, Location: Teen Stage
11:30 - 12:30PM - Book Signing
5:00 - 6:00PM - How To Raise a Reader Panel with Maria Russo, Pamela Paul, Linda Sue Park, and Jon Scieszka, Location: Poetry and Prose Stage
Festival Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Renée visits students at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
10am - Freshmen Convocation Address
12pm - Book Signing
2pm - Q&A Session
Location: University of South Carolina Aiken - 471 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina 29801
Join Renée for an intensive workshop at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Summer Conference. For full conference details and schedules, visit the SCBWI Conference website.
Workshop Description: Developing Compelling Secondary Characters
The main character is the heart of the story but the people in their life play an essential role. In this workshop, participants will discuss how understanding secondary characters deepens the development of the main character. Through short readings, free writes, and discussion participants will create character descriptions and leave with writing prompts to use for their work.
Renée delivers a Keynote Address at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 48th Annual Summer Conference. For full conference details and schedules, visit the SCBWI Conference website.
Location: JW Marriott at LA Live, 900 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Renée visits Pine Manor College and teaches a fiction writing class.
Narrative Voice in Middle Grade & YA Fiction
*Class can be audited. Visit http://www.pmc.edu/mfa-classes-for-audit for more information
Narrative Voice is not only about what point of view our stories are told in, but also what our characters notice and how they describe what they notice. In this workshop, we will learn how to develop the narrative voice of teenaged characters by considering how gender, social economic status, ethnicity, educational background, culture, and experience all work together to shape the voice and tone of a story.
Location: Pine Mano College, President’s Dining Room
Renée autographs books including Watch Us Rise and ARCs of her upcoming middle grade novel Some Places More Than Others.
Location: Bloomsbury Booth #1515 - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Renée joins Meredith Steiner, Allie Jane Bruce, and Kirby McCurtis for a workshop on talking with kids about race at the ALA Annual Conference.
Location: Room 147B - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Renée celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Award.
Location: Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE
Renée travels to New Zealand for the Auckland Writer’s Festival! Full detail available on the festival website.
About the Auckland Writers Festival:
Join us 13-19 May - every year, the Festival brings the world to Auckland. In 2018 we staged 213 public events, gathering together 230 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with 75,000 Festival goers, to celebrate the world of books and ideas.
For the past 19 years the Festival has enriched the culture of our city and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of our guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of our audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as our setting.
Preserving & Protecting Black Childhood on the Page: Black childhood in America is its own special kind of magic filled with creativity, joy, and resilience. Black children have been innovators in music, dance, and fashion, despite facing racism and marginalization in its many forms. What responsibility do black women have in writing books featuring black children in an industry that has historically left out our voices and continually publishes dehumanizing representations of black children? Five black women writers share their experiences.
Featuring: Leah Henderson, Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich, Renée Watson; moderated by Ibi Zoboi
Location: CUNY Graduate Center
For more information, visit http://www.kwelijournal.org/the-color-of-childrens-literature-conference-3
Renée speaks to Maryland educators on the theme of “Filling Our Cups with Literacy.”
Location: Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031
For full conference details, visit the SoMLA website.