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Susanna Reich Appearance Schedule
2014

5/4, 12:30 p.m. Sex and Violence in Children's Books: Where the Wild Things (really) Are
Susanna will introduce this panel, with Lamija Begagić, Sarwat Chadda, Robie Harris, Susan Kuklin and Niki Walker
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square (Third Avenue at 6th Street)
New York, NY
PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

5/17 Indies First Storytime Day
For this celebration of independent bookstores, Susanna will be reading from her favorite books at:
The Village Bookstore
10 Washington Avenue
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 769-8322
and
The Voracious Reader
1997 Palmer Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538
(914) 630-4581

Past Events

2/22, 4:15-4:45 p.m. Keynote Panel: Banning Books: Where Do We Stand?
With Joan Bertin, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Censorship, Author Ellen Hopkins, and Susanna Reich, Chair, Children's and Young Adult Book Committee, PEN American Center.
Annual SCBWI Winter Conference
Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street (at Grand Central Terminal)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 883-1234 https://www.scbwi.org/events/15th-annual-scbwi-winter-conference-in-new-york/

Click here for Banned Books handout.

2013

11/30, 1-3 p.m. Bookselling and Booksigning
On Small Business Saturday, Susanna will take part in Sherman Alexie's Indies First campaign. Authors will be in independent bookstores nationwide, signing books and helping customers choose the best books for their gift lists.
The Village Bookstore
10 Washington Ave.
Pleasantville, NY 10570
914-769-8322

Minette's Feast Storytime at Greenlight Bookstore

Susanna and fellow author Rob Fleder at The Village Bookstore on Small Business Saturday.

10/5 Booksigning, Chappaqua Children's Book Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bell Middle School
Chappaqua, NY
www.chappaquachildrensbookfestival.com

Susanna at the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival

5/4 "Children's Literature: Braving Our Endangered World"
PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

Susanna, Chair of the Children's and Young Adult Book Committee of PEN American Center, introduced the children's book panel at the PEN World Voices Festival. Read about the panel in Publishers Weekly and watch a video of the event here.

2012

11/4 "Lives of the Artists" - Presentation and Booksigning
Cortlandt School of Performing Arts, 2 p.m.

29 Old Albany Post Road
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
(914)402-2450
www.cortarts.com
Hear award-winning children's book author Susanna Reich and NY Times-bestselling children's book author Gary Golio talk about the fascinating lives of creative geniuses Julia Child, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, José Limón, Bob Dylan and Clara Schumann.

10/29 Educators Appreciation Night, McNally Jackson Books, 5:30 p.m.
52 Prince Street
New York, NY
(212)274-1160
http://www.mcnallyjackson.com/event/educators-appreciation-night
McNally Jackson welcomes New York City educators to share ideas over food and drinks and meet-and-greet with authors and illustrators. Guests include David Levithan (Every Day), Sophie Blackall (Ivy & Bean), Adele Griffin (All You Never Wanted), Susanna Reich (Minette's Feast), and Michael Buckley (Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show).

9/29 Presentation and Booksigning, Baltimore Book Festival, 1 p.m.
Children's Stage
Charles and Centre Streets
Baltimore, MD
www.baltimorebookfestival.com

Susanna with a Julia-Child-size whisk

Susanna with a Julia-Child-size whisk.

With fellow authors Gary Golio (left) and Ed Young

With fellow authors Gary Golio (left) and Ed Young.

Signing in the Children's Book tent

Signing in the Children's Book tent.

Greeting fans

Greeting fans.

9/23 Presentation and Booksigning, Brooklyn Book Festival, 2 p.m.
Target Children's Area
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
www.brooklynbookfestival.org

9/15 Children's Book Day, Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Presentation, 1:15-1:45 p.m.
Booksigning, 12-2:30 p.m.

3 West Sunnyside Lane, off Route 9
Tarrytown, NY
http://www.hudsonvalley.org/events/childrens-book-day
(914) 591-8763

9/1 Story Time Presentation, Booksigning & Children's Activity, 11 a.m.
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY
www.greenlightbookstore.com
(718)246-0200

All photos by Laurel Golio.

Minette's Feast Storytime at Greenlight Bookstore

Minette's Feast Storytime at Greenlight Bookstore.

A giant whisk for Julia Child

A giant whisk for Julia Child.

One of the flower arrangements Susanna designed for Julia Child's 80th birthday

One of the flower arrangements Susanna designed for Julia Child's 80th birthday.

Pint-sized foodies brought their grownups

Pint-sized foodies brought their grownups.

Minette's Feast illustrator Amy Bates provided coloring sheets

Minette's Feast illustrator Amy Bates provided coloring sheets.

Coloring time

Coloring time.

A talented artist

A talented artist.

8/18 Julia Child Celebration and Booksigning, 12-2 p.m.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY
www.booksofwonder.com
(212) 989-3270

Susanna Reich at Books of Wonder

Susanna at Books of Wonder

June 23-24, 2012
American Library Association Annual Convention
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA


6/24 Read Aloud PopTop Stage, 11:30-11:45 a.m.
Susanna reads Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat
PopTop Stage is located at the end of the 2700 aisle, Anaheim Convention Center

6/24 Booksigning, 9 - 10 a.m.
Abrams booth #2449, Anaheim Convention Center

6/23 Cooking Demonstration, 1-2 p.m.
What's Cooking @ALA Cooking Demonstration Stage
Stage is located at the end of the 1600 aisle, Anaheim Convention Center

6/23 Book Buzz Theater, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Featuring The Biggest Picture Books and Middle Grade Novels of 2012
Presented by Abrams/Abrams Appleseed/Amulet Authors
Room 210AB, Anaheim Convention Center

Signing at the Abrams booth

Signing at the Abrams booth.


Susanna demonstrates how to make Julia Child's recipe for Cream of Cucumber Soup

Susanna demonstrates how to make Julia Child's recipe
for Cream of Cucumber Soup.

6/16 Millbrook Literary Festival, Picture Book Menagerie, 10-10:45 a.m.
Panel discussion and Q&A, followed by booksigning
Millbrook Public Library
3 Friendly Lane
Millbrook, NY
www.millbrookbookfestival.org

Children's book authors at the Millbrook Literary Festival

Children's book authors at the Millbrook Literary Festival (from right): Steven James Petruccio, Susanna Reich, K.L. Going, Peter McCarty, Artie Bennett, Alison Ashley Formento, Susanna Hill.

5/11 Booksigning, 2-3 p.m.
Westchester Library Association Annual Conference
Doubletree Hotel
455 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
Conference brochure

5/11 Launch Party for Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat, 7:30 p.m.
Come join the celebration at an independent bookstore as Susanna shares stories about Julia Child and her cat, Minette. Free refreshments, surprise giveaway. Signed books available for purchase.
The Village Bookstore
10 Washington Avenue
Pleasantville, NY
(914) 769-8322

Susanna addresses the crowd before pulling the winning ticket for the surprise giveaways

Susanna addresses the crowd before pulling the winning ticket for the surprise giveaways--a one-of-a-kind apron, and French pastries in the shape of a mouse.

Hand-decorated butter cookies with chocolate icing matched the theme of the evening

Hand-decorated butter cookies with chocolate icing matched the theme of the evening.

Susanna with her husband and fellow children's book author, Gary Golio

Susanna with her husband and fellow children's book author, Gary Golio.

5/9 Official Children's Book Week Event - Afterschool booktalk, reading and signing, 4:15 p.m.
The Voracious Reader
1997 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, NY
(914) 630-4581

Celebrating Children's Book Week and the launch of Minette's Feast with Francine Lucidon, owner of The Voracious Reader

Celebrating Children's Book Week and the launch of Minette's Feast with Francine Lucidon,
owner of The Voracious Reader.

Susanna reads to a packed house

Susanna reads to a packed house.

Julia and Paul adopt Minette

Julia and Paul adopt Minette.

Minette sits on Julia's shoulder

Minette sits on Julia's shoulder.

Signing for young fans

Signing for young fans.

5/5 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature - Children's Rights 5:30-7 p.m.
Watch the video recording here.
Cooper Union, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Sq.
New York, NY
Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union, PEN Children's Book Committee, and Polish Cultural Institute
Panel with Arn Chorn-Pond, Debby Dahl Edwardson, Wojtek Jagielski, and Patricia McCormick, moderated by Susanna Reich.
What are the rights of children? What is our responsibility, as citizens of the world, to defend them? A uniquely qualified panel of authors and activists, including Khmer Rouge Genocide survivor Arn Chorn-Pond, discuss the global state of children's rights. Drawing on both scholarship and personal experience, in this "Year of Janusz Korczak," commemorating 70 years since the children's rights pioneer perished at Treblinka with his charges from the Warsaw Ghetto orphanage, the panel will explore the history of the Children's Rights Movement and how past atrocities can inform contemporary advocacy on local, national, and global scales, paying particular attention to ongoing violations in Uganda by the Lord's Resistance Army.

The panelists took questions from the audience

The panelists took questions from the audience.

Susanna introducing the Children's Rights panel at the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival

Susanna introducing the Children's Rights panel at the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival.

Wojciech Jagielski

Wojtek Jagielski's book The Night Wanderers is about child soldiers in the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda.

Susanna, Polish journalist Wojciech Jagielski and YA novelist Debby Dahl Edwardson, a National Book Award finalist for My Name Is Not Easy, about teens whose native languages were suppressed at boarding school in Alaska

Susanna, Polish journalist Wojtek Jagielski and YA novelist Debby Dahl Edwardson, a National Book Award finalist for My Name Is Not Easy, about teens whose native languages were suppressed at boarding school in Alaska.

Human rights activist Arn Chorn-Pond and YA novelists Debby Dahl Edwardson and Patricia McCormick

Human rights activist Arn Chorn-Pond, and YA novelists Debby Dahl Edwardson and Patricia McCormick. McCormick's novel Never Fall Down is based on Chorn-Pond's childhood experiences during the Pol Pot era.

May 1-31 Susanna will be Author-in-Residence for the month of May on ReaderkidZ.com.

4/30 - 5/9 Blog Tour for Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat
Click here for schedule.

2011

11/18 Panel, "Reading the Arts, Writing the Arts," 4:00 p.m.
National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention
Chicago Hilton, Lake Huron Room, Eighth Floor
A panel of award-winning authors will engage teachers in a discussion of how the study of artists’ lives can be used to enhance competency in reading, writing, and researching. Short presentations will be followed by a conversation with the audience about arts in the language arts classroom.
www.ncte.org

9/25 Booksigning, 2 p.m.
Celebrate Children's Book Day
Washington Irving's Sunnyside
West Sunnyside Lane, off Route 9
Tarrytown, NY
(914) 591-8763
www.hudsonvalley.org

5/7 Hudson Children's Book Festival, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hudson Junior and Senior High Schools
215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY
(518) 828-4360, extension 1112
www.hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com

Gary Golio and Susanna Reich

Susanna and her husband, New York Times bestselling author Gary Golio, celebrated Children's Book Week with a signing at the Hudson Children's Book Festival.

2010

12/11 Galapagos Bookstore Holiday Book Signing, 2-4 p.m.
James Harmon Community Center
44 Main Street
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
(914) 478-2501
http://galapagosbooksstore.com

10/9 October Children's Literary Salon, 2:00 p.m.
Panel discussion with Susanna Reich, Pat Cummings, and Vicki Wittenstein, moderated by Elizabeth Bird
New York Public Library
Children's Center at 42nd Street
42nd Street and 5th Avenue
New York, NY
http://tinyurl.com/2drxjv2

Elizabeth Bird, Pat Cummings, Vicki Wittenstein, Susanna Reich

From left: Elizabeth Bird, Pat Cummings, Vicki Wittenstein, Susanna Reich

9/24 Writing Matters Series: "The Children's Book Market"
Panel Discussion, 7 p.m.
Watchung Booksellers
54 Fairfield Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-744-7177
www.watchungbooksellers.com

9/19 Booksigning, 2 p.m.
Celebrate Children's Book Day
Washington Irving's Sunnyside
West Sunnyside Lane, off Route 9
Tarrytown, NY
(914) 591-8763
www.hudsonvalley.org

Susanna signs Painting the Wild Frontier for a fan

Susanna signs Painting the Wild Frontier for a fan.

9/12 Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
www.brooklynbookfestival.org

Susanna Reich, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Mitali Perkins

Susanna joined children's book authors Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Mitali Perkins to record a podcast in the PEN booth at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Listen here.

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6/8 SCBWI Tuesday Professional Series, "Marketing to the Max: Publicity for Children's Book Authors and Illustrators" with Susanna Reich and Melanie Hope Greenberg
7:30-9:30 p.m. The Anthroposophical Society, New York Branch
138 West 15th Street
New York, NY
http://metro.nyscbwi.org/profseries.htm

Melanie Hope Greenberg and Susanna Reich. Photo: Barbara Ehrentrue

Melanie Hope Greenberg and Susanna Reich.
Photo: Barbara Ehrentreu.

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5/11 School Visit, P.S. 46, Brooklyn, NY

School Visit, P.S. 46, Brooklyn, NY School Visit, P.S. 46, Brooklyn, NY
School Visit, P.S. 46, Brooklyn, NY School Visit, P.S. 46, Brooklyn, NY
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4/29 PEN World Voices Festival, "A Gathering of Voices"
7 p.m. Panel Discussion
Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street
New York, NY
www.pen.org
Susanna and Fran Manushkin introduced the 2010 Children's Authors Panel at the PEN World Voices Festival.

World Voices Panel A Gathering of Voices

Moderator Elizabeth Bird (ctr.) with panelists (l. to r.) Janne Teller, Ed Young, David Almond, and Francisco X. Stork.
Photo: PEN American Center/Beowulf Sheehan.

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2/8 "Crafting a Career as a Children's or Young Adult Author"
7 p.m. Panel Discussion
Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street
New York, NY
www.pen.org
Susanna and Fran Manushkin introduced the annual public panel of PEN's Children's and Young Adult Authors Committee.

Fran Manushkin, Richard Peck, Marilyn Singer, Brian Floca, Jane O'Connor, David Levithan, Susanna Reich

Fran Manushkin, Richard Peck, Marilyn Singer, Brian Floca,
Jane O'Connor, David Levithan, Susanna Reich.

2009

9/27 Booksigning
Celebrate Children's Book Day
Washington Irving's Sunnyside
West Sunnyside Lane, off Route 9
Tarrytown, NY
(914) 591-8763
www.hudsonvalley.org

9/13 Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn, NY
Susanna welcomes YA authors Libba Bray and Nick Burd to the PEN booth for a taped conversation to be posted at www.pen.org.

Susanna Reich at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Author-illustrators Melanie Hope Greenberg and Grace Lin, and author Susanna Reich at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

5/29 Book Expo America (BEA), 3-4 pm
Meet Susanna in the PEN booth (#4306) at Book Expo America (BEA) at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC on Friday, May 29. Susanna has joined the Board of Trustees of PEN, an organization of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship. Visit www.pen.org.

4/27 - 5/3 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
Susanna will be introducing the children's and young adult writers' panels at the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, which this year welcomes 160 writers from around the globe to New York City for panels, readings, performances and public conversations on the theme of Evolution/Revolution. Panelists include Neil Gaiman, Mariken Jongman, Shaun Tan, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Mary Ann Hoberman, Francine Prose, Vera B. Williams, Vicki Cobb, Tijs Goldschmidt, and Deborah Heiligman. For details visit www.pen.org.

Susanna Reich at the PEN gala

All dressed up for the PEN Literary Gala at the Museum of Natural History, held during the World Voices Festival.

World Voices Book Signing

On April 30 Susanna posed with Neil Gaiman and Mariken Jongman before she and Fran Manushkin introduced the PEN World Voices panel "Leaps and Bounds, Fits and Starts: The Evolution of a Children's Book Writer." Other participants were Shaun Tan and moderator Andrea Davis Pinkney. Photo © Susan Kuklin.

World Voices Panel

From left: Susanna Reich (U.S.), Shaun Tan (Australia), Mariken Jongman (Netherlands), Neil Gaiman (U.K/U.S.), Andrea Davis Pinkney (U.S.), Fran Manushkin (U.S.).
Photo © Susan Kuklin.

4/27 Writers on Writing the Art, Craft and Business of Getting Published, 7:30 pm
Ossining Public Library presents The Second Annual Festival of Writers and Readers
Bob Minzesheimer will moderate this panel with authors Kirsten Bakis, Preston Keat, Susanna Reich, Jason Riley, Timothy Schenck and Literary agent Amy Williams.
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY
(914) 941-2416, http://ossininglibrary.org

4/25 Creating and Marketing Children's Picture Books, 11 am - 2 pm
Susanna will be a panelist at this event, co-sponsored by SCBWI of Lower Fairfield County.
Harry Bennett Branch Library
115 Vine Road
Stamford, CT
(203) 351-8292, http://www.fergusonlibrary.org/branches/bennett.htm

SCBWI panel

Susanna and Marc Tyler Nobleman at the SCBWI Lower Fairfield panel. The other participants were Hans Wilhelm, Pat Hubbell, Jamison Odone, and moderator Laura Toffler-Corrie.

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2/14 Booksigning, 10 am - 12 noon
Susanna will sign Painting the Wild Frontier as part of Kids Heart Authors Day
Books on the Common
109 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT
(203) 431-9100

Kids Heart Authors Day

More than 170 authors and illustrators signed at 40 independent bookstores in New York and New England on Valentine's Day. Signing at Books on the Common were (from left) Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Jackie Logsted and Greg Logsted (The Sisters 8), Marc Tyler Nobleman (Boys of Steel), Susanna Reich (Painting the Wild Frontier) and Nora Raleigh Baskin (All We Know of Love).

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2/8 Catlin for Kids: Family Day with Booksigning, 1-3 pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery
Enjoy an afternoon with George Catlin in his Indian Gallery. Meet Susanna Reich, who will sign copies and reads excerpts from her recently published book, Painting the Wild Frontier: The Art and Adventures of George Catlin. Then create artworks and play games inspired by Catlin's works and watch a Native American musical performance. Free.
Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
(at 17th Street)
Washington DC 20006
(202) 633-1000
http://americanart.si.edu

Catlin and Moran Paintings in the Renwick Grand Salon

Catlin and Moran Paintings in the Renwick Grand Salon

Catlin and Moran Paintings

Catlin and Moran Paintings

Susanna and Ud-je-jock, an Ojibwa boy

Susanna and Ud-je-jock, an Ojibwa boy

Speaking at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery

Speaking at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery

Reading at the Renwick

Reading at the Renwick

Signing at the Catlin for Kids event

Signing at the Catlin for Kids event

Kids making dreamcatchers

Kids making dreamcatchers

Caroline, 8

Caroline, 8

Native American flute demonstration

Native American flute demonstration

Playing a buffalo horn flute

Playing a buffalo horn flute

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1/24 "Ugly Betty" Star Mark Indelicato Reads Jose! Born to Dance in New York City, 2 p.m.
Join Susanna as "Ugly Betty" star Mark Indelicato reads her picture book Jose! Born to Dance at the Greenwich Village Barnes and Noble (396 6th Avenue - at 8th Street). Following the reading, there will be a "sneak peek" of Making Books Sing's new musical - the World-Premiere family musical "José Limón: The Making of an Artist, starring Diego Rodriguez.

Diego Rodriguez, Susanna Reich, Mark Indelicato

Diego Rodriguez, Susanna Reich, Mark Indelicato
Photo by Laurel Golio.

Diego Rodriguez, Mark Indelicato

Mark Indelicato reads Jose! Born to Dance
Photo by Laurel Golio.

Diego Rodriguez, Mark Indelicato

Diego Rodriguez, Mark Indelicato
Photo by Laurel Golio.


Click here to read about Susanna's past author events.


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