2016 - 2017 Events


August 9, 2016—Publication date, APPLESAUCE WEATHER

September 9—ACRES campfire and reading, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Throughout September and October—Allen County Public Library, “Community Reads” events about SALT: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War

September 11 (2:00)—Q&A about SALT, co-presenting with Dani Tippmann, Allen County Public Library, Main Branch, Fort Wayne, Indiana

September 27-28—Shelby County Reads (community-wide focus on SALT, speaking to elementary schools)

October 12-14—South High School, Worcester, Massachusetts

October 17-18—school presentations about SALT, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

October 29—9-11 AM, Writing workshop for Elementary Teachers, Indianapolis, Indiana (Part of Indiana Authors Day, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Author Awards)

November 12, 2016-- 1-4 pm.

Allen County Public Library Author Fair

December 3-22—Freiburg University Production of CROSSING STONES, Freiburg, Germany


January 17, IPFW Women’s Group book discussion

January 26-27, Grayslake, IL Middle School visit

February 25-March 11--Mawlamyine University and other colleges and schools in Mon State, Myanmar (Burma)

March 14—publication date, WAKE UP! (picture book with photographs by Rick Lieder, Candlewick)

March 14—publication date, WHEN MY SISTER STARTED KISSING (novel-in-poems, ages 10-14, Margaret Ferguson Books, FSG/MacMillan)

April 1--Waterloo Public Library, Waterloo, IN, 12-3, conversation and poetry writing time

April 8, 1-4--BookBeat, 26010 Greenfield Oak Park MI 48237--signing with Rick Lieder, co-sponsored by the Sierra Club.

April 20, 11:45 AM—Poetry Round-Up, Texas Library Association Conference, San Antonio, TX

May 4--Children's Book Week celebration at Kids Ink, 5619 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. WithRick Lieder--we will speak to school groups, followed by a public presentation and signing from 4-5.

May 9--New Haven, IN, High School visit

July 10-11 Nerd Camp, Albion, Michigan

Above: Artwork from Salt River High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, where students have been reading The Braid.
Photo by Mah-Vic Masten
Below: girls at Kentucky Book Fair speak to Helen Frost about Diamond Willow.