Events & Appearances


February 26 – March 1, 2014 – AWP – Seattle: Thursday, Feb 27 – 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. - Room 618/619/620, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6

Commercial Literary Fiction (Not an Oxymoron): The Place of Craft in Writing and Teaching Children’s and Young Adult Literature – panel with Nova Ren Suma, Micol Ostow, Laurel Synder, Stephanie Kuehnert

March 20 – University of Utah YA Lit Class – 12:25 p.m. – discussing THE LUCY VARIATIONS

March 27 & April 3 – YA Boot Camp – The King’s English  This four-session workshop examines Young Adult writing and publishing today with a focus on writing diverse characters, contemporary YA, and fantasy. Join us for two hours on Thursday nights beginning February 27, 2014 (Matt de la Pena and Martha Mihalick will be there 2/27 and 3/6 respectively). Three successful YA authors and one senior editor discuss the craft and business of writing today. Students are encouraged to submit up to five pages for critique. Ask the King’s English about available scholarships.

April 11 – Utah/Idaho SCBWI Monthly Meeting -  Sorenson Unity Center (1383 S. 900 W. – Salt Lake City, Utah 84114) – 7 p.m.

June 20 – June 28 - Lesley University MFA Residency – Cambridge, MA
Want to know more about Lesley’s program? Click here.

November 8-9: YALLFest – Charlston, SC – details to come

November 14-16: YALSA’s YA Literature Symposium – Austin, TX
YA Realness: what makes ‘contemporary realism’ feel true to readers? Panel with Sara Ryan, Matt de la Peña, Lauren Myracle, Jo Knowles, Coe Booth

The Past…

September 29 (Sunday) – The Utah Humanities Book Festival

Salt Lake City Public Library – 1 p.m. – Auditorium
In conversation with University of Utah professor Anne Jamison

October 8 (Tuesday) – James Dashner book launch for The Eye of Minds
Rowland Hall – 7 p.m.
I’ll be hosting James’ event, doing a little interview with him and moderating the Q&A

October 10 (Thursday) – In Conversation with Gayle Forman for her Just One Year tour
The King’s English – 7 p.m.
Gayle and I will talk All The Feels: Emotion On and Off The Page. Yay!

October 24 (Thursday) Literary Death Match – Death! Match! (no actual death) – (I WAS THE CHAMPION!)
The State Room – Salt Lake City – 8 p.m.   More information  (This is going to be fun)

November 1 (Friday) – Utah Council of Teachers of English Author Breakfast & Author Panel
(private event)

November 6 (Wednesday) – with Kevin Emerson & Brodi Ashton
The King’s English – 7 p.m.
Informal panel and Q&A fun!

November 8-9 – YA Boot Camp weekend
Everything you ever wanted to know about YA lit, from idea to publication
The King’s English, co-sponsored by the University of Utah
Details and registration

November 30 – Indies First – Weller Book Works
I’ll be acting as a bookseller from 10 am to noon, Weller Book Works at Trolley Square.
The King’s English is also celebrating Indies First with author-booksellers, as are stores all over the country. So wherever you are, visit your local indie bookseller on Shop Local Day!

December 24  - ROOMIES publication

January 3-11th, 2014 – Lesley University MFA Residency
Want to know more about Lesley’s program? Click here.

ROOMIES Events with Tara Altebrando:

January 12, 2014 – McNally Jackson – NYC – 6 p.m. with Tara Altebrando

January 15, 2014 – The King’s English – SLC – 7 p.m. with Tara Altebrando

January 16, 2014 – Provo City Library – Provo, UT – 7 p.m. with Tara Altebrando

February 4, 2014 – Books Inc, Opera Plaza – San Francisco – 7 p.m. with Tara Altebrando for ROOMIES

February 5, 2014 – Copperfield’s Books – Santa Rosa – 4 p.m. (pizza party!) with Tara Altebrando for ROOMIES




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