Recent Author Visits & Workshops

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Master of Ceremonies: Wordfire Creative Writing Conference, CA, 2014

Workshop: "Fire Up Your Fiction" & Panel: "Trends in Publishing" Wordfire Creative Writing Conference, CA, 2014

AWP Panel Discussions: Associated Writer's Program Annual Conference Seattle, 2014: "Calling Your Muse" and "War and Violence in Fiction"

Workshop: "YA Comes to College" ECCTYC, Anaheim, CA, 2014

Mindfulness Workshop: Vermont College of Fine Arts, July, 2013

AWP Panel Discussion: Associated Writer's Program Annual Conference Boston, 2013: "Worldbuilding"

Author Reading, Vermont College of Fine Arts, July 2012

Mindfulness Workshop: Vermont College of Fine Arts, July, 2012

AWP Panel Discussion: Associated Writer's Program Annual Conference Chicago, 2012: "Readers and Me: Connecting Teen Readers Through Narrative”

Writer's Workshop, WordFire Conference, Butte College, April 28, 2012

AWP Author Reading: Associated Writer's Program Annual Conference Chicago, 2012: "New Children’s and Young Adult Voices: A Cross-Genre Reading.”

Workshop: "YA Fiction Comes to College" ECCTYC, Anaheim, CA, 2013

Book Talk, The Lucky Place, Berkeley, CA, December 14, 2011

Mindfulness Workshop: Vermont College of Fine Arts, January, 2012

Book Signing, Lyon Books, Chico, CA, Dec 3, 2011

Reader's Theater & Book Signing, Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, Vermont, July 15, 2011

Author Visit with Carrie Watson, Chico High, May 4, 2011

Powell's Books Portland Oregon, May 2011, Writer's Workshop

Mindfulness Workshop: Vermont College of Fine Arts, July, 2011

Reading: Butte Community College, April 2011

Booksigning: BookPeople, Austin, Texas, April 2011

Mindfulness & Creativity: CSUC, February 16, 2011

Mindfulness Workshop: Vermont College of Fine Arts, January, 2011

Associated Writer's Program, Washington D.C., Panel Discussion: "Today's YA Literature", Feb., 2011.

Book Signing: Lyon Books Chico, at the Annual Christmas Preview, Sunday, Nov 21, 5-7 p.m.

Author Signing: California State Library Association Dinner, Sacramento, CA, Nov., 2010.

Kansas State Department of Education, Keynote Panel: "New Books, New Voices," October, 2010.

Heart Centered Yoga Workshops, October 11-13, Great Bend, KS

Mindfulness Workshop: Vermont College of Fine Arts, July Residency, 2010.

Richardson Grove State Park, Humbolt, CA: Junior Ranger Program Guest Speaker; Appreciating the Outdoors Through Poetry; 2-3 pm, June 18, 2010.

Richardson Grove State Park, Humbolt, CA: Campfire Program Guest Speaker; Interpretive Writing & The Outdoors: 8-9 pm, June 18, 2010.

Heart Centered Yoga, Kindling Words West, June, 2010.

Reading: "Young Adult Fiction, The New Literary Voice" at the April 2010 Associated Writer's Program Conference & Bookfair in Denver, CO.

Book Signing: The Lucky Place, sponsored by Vermont College of Fine Arts at the April 2010 Associated Writer's Program Conference & Bookfair in Denver, CO.

Author Visit: A Day With Carrie Watson, Author of Quad & Zu Vincent, Author of The Lucky Place, Chico High School, March, 2010

Keynote: Northern California Authors, Fair Oaks, CA, February 13, 2010.

Yoga and Creativity, Vermont College of Fine Arts, January, 2010.

Teaching Assistant, Vermont College of Fine Arts, January, 2010.

Master Class Writing Workshop, Shasta College, Redding, CA, December, 2009.

Author Presentation: Oklahoma State Department of Education's Encyclo-Media, September 18, 2009.

Booksigning: Best of Books, Oklahoma City, September 18, 2009.

Media Interview, Oklahoma City, September 18, 2009.

Book Signing: Full Circle Books, Oklahoma City, September 19, 2009.

Author Visit, Holton, Kansas, September 21, 2009.

Adjunct Faculty: Pacific Coast Writers Workshop, Santa Cruz, CA, August, 2009.

Mindfulness Workshop: Vermont College of Fine Arts, July, 2009.

Book Talk: The Lucky Place, CPHA Project, Portland Oregon, July 29, 2009.

Mindfulness Workshop: Kindling Words West, May 31-June 6, Taos, NM, 2009.

Author Presentation: LEAP Program, Butte College, April 4, 2009, Chico, CA.

Master Class: The Lucky Place, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, Butte College, Chico, CA.

Author Reading & Signing: Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, 7 p.m. Lyon Books, Chico, CA.

Author Visit: Hartford Memorial Middle School, VT, Jan. 27, 2009.

Yoga and Creativity: Vermont College of Fine Arts, VT, Jan. 12-21, 2009.

Book Discussion Panel: Vermont College of Fine Arts, VT, Jan. 16, 2009.

Author Reading: Vermont College of Fine Arts, VT, Jan 19, 2009.

Panel Discussion: Career Development for Writers, Vermont College of Fine Arts, VT, Jan. 21, 2009.

Cynsations:
10th Anniversary Feature: Zu Vincent
By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Monday, December 22nd

Author Open House & Book Signing. Features live music and refreshements. Dec 6, 2008, 2-4 p.m. at Lyon Books, 121 W. 5th Street, Chico, CA.

Author Signing, Annual NCTE in San Antonio, November 22, 2008, 12-2 p.m. and November 23, 11 a.m. to closing at the Boyds Mills Booth.

"Turning Old Writing Tricks into New Reading Tricks for Today's Young Audience"

Panel Presentation at the 110th California Library Association's Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Jose, California, November 17th, 2008, 10:30- 11:45 a.m.

Author Signing: California Library Association Conference November 15-16, 2008, Barnes & Noble bookstore, exhibit hall.

Writer's Workshop: "Children's Lit to Edgy YA" Wednesday Nov. 5th, 2008, 6-8:30 p.m., Paradise Library, Paradise.

Panel Presentation: "Creating an Internet Community: Class of 2k8 & Through The Tollbooth" Kidlitosphere Conference, Portland, Oregon, September 17th, 2008.

Cynsations Author Interview with Zu Vincent, Thursday August 7th, 2008.

Book Signing: Barnes & Noble, Chico, CA, May 17th, 2008, 1-3 p.m.

"Nancy's Bookshelf" Radio Interview

KCHO 91.7 FM, Saturday, May 24, 2008, 3 P.M. Pacific Standard Time.

Book Signing: Front Street Booth

American Library Association's Annual Conference, June 28 & 29, 2008, 10-11 a.m. Anaheim Convention Center.

“Managing Your On-line Career”

Panel Presentation at Vermont College, Alumni Weekend, July 13th, 2008, 9-10 a.m.

Book Signing & Ice Cream Social

Flying Pig Bookstore, Vermont, July 14th, 2008, 12-2 p.m.








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Meet the Author April 25 & 26

Artist AK renders image from The Lucky Place

from THE LUCKY PLACE


"I’d like to pretend this truck is as strong as any bomb shelter, but I know it’s not. I climb up the little step under the door and pull the handle, and the door swings out fast. I crawl inside and close it soft. The driver’s seat is cold and crackles. The steering wheel is wide like a giant bowl."