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September 2016

Radical is here!

September 13, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“It’s a complex recipe of volatile ingredients that Kokie uses to deliver an unsettling story that’s both timely and necessary.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This is a different kind of dystopia, where the threat to survival comes from an unexpected quarter, and the kickass girl has to save herself instead of a whole world. Give this to readers intrigued by the complex psychology of girls who don’t fit the traditional molds.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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October 2016

“Books Standing on Books” – three-author event

October 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Addendum Books, St. Paul, Minnesota + Google Map

Join young adult novelists E. M. Kokie, Jacqueline West, and Pat Schmatz as they discuss their go-to sources for craft and inspiration – the books behind, under and around their most current novels. Come for reading suggestions, craft help and general book talk!

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November 2016

Children’s Literature New England

November 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont + Google Map

Symposium: Passages of Hope (Registration Required) Session - The Subtext of Hope:  Techniques for keeping hope alive -- for the writer and the reader -- when writing young adult fiction. Tips for balancing hope and realism when writing about challenging issues and themes for teens.

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March 2017

“We Can Read It! Feminism in the YA World”

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Read Between the Lynes Boosktore, Woodstock, IL United States + Google Map

A panel featuring Kelly Jensen, Mikki Kendall, E.M. Kokie, and Laura Ruby  

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WEMTA Conference – “Access for All”

March 19 @ 8:00 am - March 21 @ 3:00 pm
Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin + Google Map

WEMTA Conference – “Access for All” (Registration Required) Author Fair – Sunday, March 19, 2017 Keynote – Tuesday, March 21, 217 Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, WI E.M. Kokie (@emkokie) - Tuesday Author Keynote  - Looking for Yourself in the Library How a kid who was a library fugitive went from reader to lawyer to author writing about teens who don't often…

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