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Events

2019 Events:

 

November 7 – 9, 2019: Kanab Writer’s Conference: Writing an Engaging Story for Young Readers

Kanab Civic Center, Kanab, UT exact time TBA

October 22, 2019:  Utah Book Festival Presentation: The Evolution of a picture book: from idea to reality.

Brigham City Library, Utah: 2300 E. 17th St., Ste. 1101 7:00 PM

October 19, 2019: Story Time and Signing w/Shauna Holyoak

B&N, Idaho Falls, ID: 26 E. Forest St., Brigham City, UT 84302 10:30 – 11:30 AM

October 18, 2019: Book Signing & Presentation w/Shauna Holyoak: Creating Mystery in Middle Grade.

B&N, Idaho Falls, ID: 26 E. Forest St., Brigham City, UT 84302 5:30 – 7:30 PM

September 21, 2019: Book Signing & Presentation: Killing Your Darlings.

B&N, Idaho Falls, ID: 26 E. Forest St., Brigham City, UT 84302

1:00 – 1:45 PM – Presentation; 4:00 – Panel (signings to follow)

April 27, 2019: Book Signing for Spring into Literacy (free books given to attendees).

Young Buick GMC: 570 N. Main Street, Layton, UT  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

February 1, 2019: Participating in World Read Aloud Day

Skyping with classes across the U.S.

January 26, 2019: Participating Author at Logan Library Writer’s Conference

Writing an Engaging Novel For Young Readers  11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Ins and Outs of Working with an Agent and Editor 2:15 – 3:00 PM

Logan Library, 255 North Main, Logan, UT

 

2018 Events:

 

January 22, 2018: Skype workshop w/BNCWI:  Get Pitch Ready!

Audubon Library, Amherst, NY 7:00-8:30 PM

February 1, 2018: Participating in World Read Aloud Day

Skyping with classes across the U.S. (contact me @ rjljohnson.janet@gmail.com to set up a time!)

March 10, 2018: AWP Conference Panel Participant

The Power of the Unstable Setting: w/ Tricia Springstubb, Laura Shovan, Karina Glaser.

Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL, 4:30 – 5:45 PM, Room 11

April 16, 2018: Storytelling Certification Class: Introduction to Juvenile Fiction.

Midcontinent Public Library, Woodneath Branch, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 6:00 – 9:00 PM

April 17, 2018: Storytelling Certification Class: Writing an Active Setting.

Midcontinent Public Library, Woodneath Branch, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 6:30 – 8:30 PM

April 18, 2018: Storytelling Certification Class: Building Great Characters.

Midcontinent Public Library, Woodneath Branch, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 6:30 – 8:30 PM

May 4, 2018: LDStorymakers Conference: Using Setting to Amplify Character

Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, UT Breakout 3: 1:30 – 2:20 PM

May 5, 2018: LDStorymakers Conference: Mass Author Signing

Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, UT 5:00 – 6:00 PM

July 20-23, 2018: ILA Conference Panel Participant

A Sense of Place: Middle Grade Novels on Loss and Connection w/ Tricia SpringstubbLaura Shovan, Ruth Freeman.

Austin TX, exact time and room TBA

 

2017 Events:

 

February 16, 2017: Participating in World Read Aloud Day

Skyping with classes across the U.S.

February 17-18, 2017: SCWC [South Coast Writer’s Conference] Workshop Presenter

Gold Beach Center of Southwestern Oregon Community College, Gold Beach, OR

https://www.socc.edu/scwriters

March 2, 2017: Participating in Read Across America

Skyping with classes across the U.S.

March 13, 2017: School Visit

Reno, NV

April 3, 2017: School Visit w/Jill Diamond (author of Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery)

Mt. Shasta, CA

May 22, 2017: Author Panel w/Heidi Shulz (author of Hook), and Patricia Bailey (author of The Tragically True

Adventures of Kit Donovan

Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 7:00 PM

June 3, 2017: Workshop Presentation: The Character of Setting

Midcontinent Public Library, Woodneath Branch, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO time TBA

June 6, 2017: nErDcampKS

Hesston High, 200 N Ridge Rd, Hesston, Kansas 67062 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

June 8, 2017: Author signing with Jill Diamond (author of Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery)

Barnes & Noble, Zona Rosa 8625 Northwest Prairie, Kansas City, MO 67153 time TBA

June 10, 2017: Panel: The Ins and Outs of a Critique Group (w/ Lisa Cindrich and Victoria Dixon)

Midcontinent Public Library, Woodneath Branch, 8900 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO time TBA

July 22, 2017: Author signing

Lane County Fair, Eugene, OR 11:oo AM – 3:00 PM

November 10, 2017: Panel: All things Kid Lit

Lit Crawl Portland, Oregon Ballet School 1017 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 6:oo PM – 6:45 PM

 

2016 Events:

 

October 8, 2016: League of Extraordinary Writers Workshop Presenter

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR 2-3 PM

October 14, 2016: Multi-author signing w/Lois Sepahban, Dee Romito, Laura Shovan, Jen Maschari, Jenn Bishop, & Bridget Hodder

Blue Marble Books, 1356 S Ft Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, KY  TBA

October 15, 2016: Books by the Bank, Cincinnati Regional Book Festival

Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati OH 10 AM – 4 PM

November 1, 2016: Author Panel w/Laura Shovan

Klamath County Library, Main Branch, 316 Main St., Klamath Falls, OR 6:30 – 7:30 PM

November 2, 2016: Author Panel and Signing w/Laura Shovan

Barnes & Noble, 1400 Biddle Rd., Medford, OR 4 PM – 5:30 PM

November 4, 2016: Bay Area Young Adult Librarians (BAYA) Author Fair

California Library Association (CLA) Conference, Exhibit Hall, Sacramento, CA 12-1:30 PM

Event Images:

 

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MD/WV/DE SCBWI Conference Presentation, Mar. ’16

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From Left: Me, Laura Shovan, Ava Jae, Kathy MacMillan Handley Library Author Panel, Winchester, VA, Mar. ’16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Launch Party, The King’s English Bookshop, Apr. ’16

 

Author Skype Visit

Skype Visit for World Read Aloud Day (WRAD), Feb. ’16