Events

Friday September 14th, 5pm – 7pm 

Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, 10 Vernon Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Join us to celebrate the launch of  THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS. This family-friendly party will also serve as a benefit for the Women’s Freedom Center. Enjoy book-themed foods like yogurt, saltines with Easy Cheese, and chocolate pudding, as well as cupcakes with octopuses on top! Listen to a short reading from the novel, followed by a conversation between Ann Braden and Library Director Starr Latronica. You’ll be able to find out more about the important work the Women’s Freedom Center does, and you’ll get to show off your best octopus dance on the dance floor. There will be octopus tattoos, octopus stickers, octopus fun facts, octopus selfies, and don’t forget about the octopus cupcakes. A fun time will be had, no matter how many arms you have!

Check out the Facebook Event HERE.

Upcoming Events

THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS LAUNCH PARTY

Friday, September 14th, 5pm- 7pm at the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center

Join us for the party!

Check out the Facebook Event HERE.

THE BENEFITS OF AN OCTOPUS: A Reading and Book Signing

Saturday, September 15th at 4pm at Bartleby's Books in Wilmington, VT

THE BENEFITS OF AN OCTOPUS: A Reading and Book Signing

Sunday, September 16th at 1pm at the Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Fall, VT

2018 Brattleboro Literary Festival

Thursday, October 10th - Sunday October 14th

THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS: A Reading and Signing

Saturday, October 20th at Toadstool's Bookstore in Keene, NH

nErDCamp Long Island

Saturday, November 3rd in Huntington, NY

National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference

Thursday, November 15th - Sunday the 18th, in Houston, TX

Recent Events

Vermont Network: Theory of Change

March 14th & 15th in Stowe, VT

I’m honored to be part of the Vermont Network Against  Domestic and Sexual Violence‘s “Theory of Change” Strategy Session as the organization clarifies its strategic focus and develops a Theory of Change to maximize its impact.

Girl Powered YA Book Talk

Tuesday, March 27th at 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Brooks Memorial Library Teen Room, Brattleboro, VT

Close out Women’s History Month with the final installment in the Girl Powered Book Talk Series as Youth Services Librarian Lindsay Bellville, independent bookseller Nancy Braus, and myself discuss great young adult books with strong girl main characters. Check out how it went!

Boys Unboxed: Book Talk

Tuesday, May 10th at 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Brooks Memorial Library Community Room, Brattleboro, VT

Often boys are put into a box about what they can like and what emotions they can have. In the book talk “Boys Unboxed” Youth Services Librarian Lindsay Bellville, independent bookseller Nancy Braus, and I will discuss books with great boy main characters who break away from the stereotypes and have all of their emotions intact. We’ll include picture books, middle grade books, and YA novels, so it will be a fun, fast-paced hour.