Past Appearances

National Council of Teachers of English

I'll be speaking at "Why Middle Matters -- Middle Grade Literature As Dreams and Possibility." See you there!

Brooklyn Book Festival

I'll see you at Children's Day on October 1st!


I am thrilled that we will be celebrating REINA RAMOS in person at Astoria Bookshop in New York City. Tickets are $5 and include a copy of the book. Register here! 

Randall’s Island Book Festival

Join me at the first-ever Randall's Island Book Festival!

Texas Library Association

I'll be speaking on the "We Are Family: New Books That Connect Us" panel from 3-4pm, followed by a signing at 4:30pm in the Authors' Area. Please come say hello!

Magnificent Middle Grade Webinar

Join Tae Keller, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovitch, Lisa Yee, and me for a webinar on our new middle-grade titles! Registration is here. 

Conversation with Meg Medina

Join me in conversation with Newbery-winning author Meg Medina to celebrate the launch of my new book, SOFÍA ACOSTA MAKES A SCENE on Tuesday, January 25th at 7pm. Registration details are here.

Penguin Random House Winter Book & Author Festival

I'll be speaking on a panel about middle-grade books at the Penguin Random House Winter Book & Author Festival on Thursday, December 9th at 2pm ET. This is a free virtual event. Register here. 

Random House Children’s Books Spring 2022 Preview

Join me and fellow authors Lisa Yee and Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich on Monday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. CT to hear about our upcoming books! This free, 75-minute webinar will cover pictures books to middle grade and YA—register now! Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth associate editor Ronny Khuri. Registration here! 

National Latinx Writers Gathering

I'll be teaching a virtual workshop as part of the National Latinx Writers Gathering on October 17th at 4pm. Registration is here. 

Feria del Libro y las Artes de Providence 2021

Join me for a virtual event for kids and their grown-ups as part of the Feria del Libro y las Artes de Providence on Tuesday, September 28th at 6pm. Details here. 

nErD Camp PA

I'll be speaking at the virtual nErD Camp PA! This is a fun free event. Be sure to sign up here. 

Inclusive Ed Conference

I will be speaking about building a diverse classroom bookshelf at the Inclusive Ed Conference in New York City

Comadres Teleconference

Join me and other stellar Latine authors at Las Comadres Teleconference on April 26th. Details here.

San Antonio Book Festival

I can't wait for the San Antonio Book Festival in April 2021! Details to come.

Bookworm Festival

I'm looking forward to participating in this Houston-based virtual festival. Learn more here! 

An Open Book Foundation

I'll be virtually meeting young readers in Washington D.C., all of whom will receive a free copy of A SLED FOR GABO thanks to the wonderful people at An Open Book Foundation!

Long Island Bilingual Education Research Network

I'll be speaking to Long Island parents about all things kids books and growing up bilingual.

Greenlight Story Hour

I'll be reading A SLED FOR GABO at Greenlight Books' 11:30am story hour. Log on virtually at Greenlight Books, and don't miss special guest Carla España who will be joining us with some great ideas for teachers, particularly bilingual and dual-language educators.

Boogie Down Books A SLED FOR GABO Preview

Join me at 10am for a virtual preview of my forthcoming picture book! Log on at Boogie Down Books. 

Latinx KidLit Book Festival

Bring your kids! I'll be moderating the panel Hopefully Ever After about Latinx characters in middle-grade fiction. Perfect for readers 8-12. Find it online here. 

Curating a Diverse Kids’ Bookshelf (Swarthmore Alumni)

I'm looking forward to hosting a discussion alongside fellow alum Lil Miss Hot Mess about diverse children's books! This is a private event for the Swarthmore Alumni community.

NCTE 2020

NCTE is usually my favorite event of the year, and I'll miss seeing friends and colleagues in person. Luckily, I was invited to participate in several virtual panels, and you can find them online here. Until next year, when I hope we can meet in person!

Miami Book Fair

I'm looking forward to talking to CITY SPIES author James Ponti at this year's Miami Book Fair! 

Unicorn Rescue Society’s Latinx Storytelling Festival

Join me, David Bowles, and Adam Gidwitz for a FREE online storytelling festival all about our favorite Latinx creatures. Learn more here. 

REFORMA Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Author Showcase

I can't wait to give Reforma librarians a sneak peak of my forthcoming book A SLED FOR GABO at their virtual author showcase 

Mount Kisco Schools Visit

I'm looking forward to speaking to young readers in Mount Kisco! To learn more about my school visits, send me an email at emma dot otheguy at gmail dot com. I'm always eager to connect with more students and schools.

Brooklyn Book Festival Children’s Day

I'm looking forward to meeting students at PS 506. Special thanks to City Council Member Carlos Menchaca for this event!

Free Skype Visits!

I'll be offering *free* Skype visits throughout the day on April 2nd. Sign up for a time here! 

Keynote BOCES School Library Systems

I'll be giving the closing keynote at BOCES annual School Library Systems conference. This will be an important and personal talk for me, returning to the county where I attended school and became a reader myself.

Highlights Diversity Fellowship

I have been enjoying mentoring diverse writers at the Highlights Foundation. Children's writers, check out the foundation and the workshops they offer here. 

Harrisonburg Schools

I'll be visiting several schools in the Harrisonburg district, including a few bilingual presentations. To learn more about my school visits, please email me at emma dot otheguy at gmail dot com.

Hommocks School Visit

I'm looking forward to meeting the middle schoolers at Hommocks, particularly their bilingual students!

P.S. 316 School Visit

I'm thrilled that Meet the Writers will be bringing me to speak to P.S. 316. It means so much to me to connect with local New York City students, and I'm grateful to this organization for making it possible.

New Jersey Association of School Librarians

Details to come!

National Council of Teachers of English

I never attend an NCTE conference without feeling like I have found my people. More about the conference here. 

Florida Association of Media in Education

I can't wait to meet and talk with librarians and media educators in Orlando! Details of the conference here. 

NErD Camp Long Island

I love NErD Camp! Registration for NErD Camp Long Island is here. 

Texas Book Festival

One of my favorite literary events of the year! More here. 

International Literacy Association

I'll be speaking at the International Literacy Association in New Orleans this year. Visit the ILA here. 

Latinx Children’s Book Project

I'm headed to Austin! On September 26th, I'm leading a workshop for the Latinx Children's Book Project. We'll talk about getting started, breaking your story, and navigating the world of children's book publishing. Sign up here!

Las Comadres Teleconference

I'll be in conversation with the wonderful people at Las Comadres para las Americas, and you can tune in from anywhere in the world. Register here. 

Highlights Diversity Fellowship

I'm looking forward to being a mentor to two extraordinary diverse writers as part of the first year of Highlights' Diversity Fellowship Program. Learn more about the program here. 

Inwood Hill Book Festival

I can't wait to join the folks at WordUp Books for this back-to-school book festival! Details here. 

American Library Association

I hope to see you at the American Library Association meeting in Washington D.C. I will be signing SILVER MEADOWS SUMMER at the Random House Booth at 3pm on Sunday, June 23rd.

Bronx Book Festival

I can't wait to return to the Bronx Book Festival, and this year I bet you there will be SUN! More details to come.

NErD Camp Kansas

I will be speaking about Latinex middle-grade fiction and writing along with Cuban-American author Ruth Behar. Details and registration here. 

Hunt’s Point Library

I can't wait to visit the Hunt's Point Library to talk about SILVER MEADOWS SUMMER! Drop by after school at 4pm for an engaging reading and talk about my life as a writer.

NErD Camp NJ

See you at the third annual NErD Camp NJ!

Reforma Northeast Conference

The 15th Annual Joint Mini-Conference of the Reforma Northeast Chapter is free and open to all. Space is limited; registration here. 

Bay Area Book Festival

I will be joining Las Musas, a marketing collective of middle-grade and young adult Latina authors, for a panel at the Bay Area Book Festival. Details coming soon!

Stapleton Library

Check back for more details on my visit to Stapleton Library.

Launch Party at Corner Bookstore

Join me in celebrating the publication of Silver Meadows Summer on April 30th from 6-7:30pm at Corner Books on 93rd & Madison. You can RSVP at this link. 

Lehman College Visit

I'm looking forward to visiting Lehman College at 6pm on April 15th. We'll be in the Treehouse Conference Room at the Leonard Lief Library, which promises to be lovely. The event is free and open to the public, but you will need to RSVP to attend.

Massachusetts Reading Association

I'm looking forward to meeting educators at the Massachusetts Reading Association conference!

Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence at Bank Street

I am honored to have been selected as the 2019 Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence at the Bank Street School for Children. You can read more about this residency here. 

Southern Westchester Boces School Library Systems Conference

I'm excited to talk about contemporary Latinex children's literature at the Southern Westchester Boces School Library System Conference. Details here. 

KidLit Con

I'll be speaking and signing at KidLit Con in Providence, Rhode Island. Details to come.

Celebration of Teaching 2019, Teachers College, Columbia University

I am thrilled to be offering a keynote address at the 2019 Celebration of Teaching Conference at Teachers College. The topic this year is "Embracing Multilingual Learners Through Storytelling," and you can find more details at the conference webpage. 

World Read Aloud Day 2019

I'll be video chatting with schools around the country for World Read Aloud Day 2019. If you are a teacher or librarian and would like to schedule a session for your class, sign up here. 

New Jersey Association of School Librarians

I'm looking forward to the NJASL 2018 Conference. If you are a librarian attending, please come say hello!

NCTE 2018

I will be participating in several panels and roundtables at NCTE in Houston. Stay tuned for more details!

New Jersey SCBWI Fall Craft Weekend

I'll be presenting a workshop at the New Jersey SCBWI Fall Craft Weekend in Princeton. Details here.

2018 Fall Library Conference: School Libraries Inspire Dreamers

I am excited to be participating in the New York City School Library Systems Conference this year. Registration here. 

Bookfest at Bank Street

I'm excited to be speaking at Bookfest at Bank Street, one of my favorite annual events! Details coming soon.

Warwick Children’s Book Festival

I'll be signing at the Warwick Children's Book Festival. Find more information about the event at the festival website.

Highlights Foundation Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults 2018

I will be joining the faculty for the Master Class in Writing Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults at the Highlights Foundation from July 15th-July 19th this year. This is an extra-special workshop, since I benefitted so much from Highlights retreats early in my career.

Greenburgh Public Library

I'm looking forward to visiting the Greenburgh Public Library in Elmsford, New York for an interactive family event as part of the Cafe a las Siete series. Details here. 

Catskill Mountains Book Festival

if you're in the Catskills this weekend, see you on Saturday! Details here 

Reforma Northeast Chapter Conference

I'll be speaking with author Susie Jaramillo about bilingual books at the annual joint conference of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter at the Bronx Library Center. Details here. 

Maplewood/South Orange Book Festival

I'll be participating in the second annual Maplewood/South Orange Book Festival this June. Visit for details.

Corona Library Visit

Join me at the Corona Library in Queens at 3:30pm for a special story time.

C.S. 211 Literacy Night

I will be talking to the kids at C.S. 211 in the Bronx, along with authors Robin Newman, Jackie Azúa Kramer, and Aram Kim.

Pelham Storytellers Celebration

It is my honor to be presenting to the parents and commended writers at Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, NY

The Bronx Book Festival

I'm delighted to be participating in the first ever Bronx Book Festival. More details available on the festival website at