February 9, 2017—”Writing on the Frontlines of the Tex-Mex Frontera.” Panel at the annual conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). Monument, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Four. Washington, DC. 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm.
February 14, 2017—Haunted Valentine. Presentation, reading and book signing. McAllen Public Library. McAllen, Texas. 6 pm to 7 pm.
February 25, 2017—”Border Poetry of Resistance.” Panel at the 2017 People’s Poetry Festival. University Center, Oso Room 221. Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi, Texas. 4:15 pm to 6:00 pm.
March 1, 2017—”Writing Fiction for Young Adults.” Session for the 2017 Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA). ELABS 175, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Edinburg, Texas. 5 pm to 6:30 pm.
March 2, 2017—”Publishing Latinx Voices in South Texas.” Panel at the 2017 Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA). ELABS 349, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Edinburg, Texas. 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
March 3, 2017—”And Then What Happened , Mimi?” Keynote for the 2017 BISD Literacy Conference. Veterans High School. Brownsville, Texas. 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm.
March 4, 2017—”¡Uy, Cucuy! History and Literacy through Legends.” Session for the 2017 BISD Literacy Conference. Veterans High School. Brownsville, Texas. 1:oo pm to 1:50 pm. Repeated from 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm.
March 25, 2017—”Teaching Writers for Young Readers from the Rio Grande Valley.” Panel at the National Latino Children’s Literature Conference. San Antonio, Texas.
April 6, 2017—Reading with Carmen Tafolla and Robert Flynn. TIL Author Series. Auditorium stage at the El Paso Main Library. 501 N Oregon St, El Paso, Texas. 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
April 7, 2017—New Member Reading. Annual Meeting of the Texas Institute of Letters. Doubletree by Hilton. El Paso, Texas. 9:30 am – 11:00 am.
April 19, 2017—Latino Caucus Round Table Author Session. Panel at the 2017 Conference of the Texas Library Association. HBG Convention Center. San Antonio, Texas. 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
April 20, 2017—Pura Belpré: 20 Years of Excellence in Latino Literature. Panel at the 2017 Conference of the Texas Library Association. San Antonio Public Library. San Antonio, Texas. 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm.
July 14 & 15, 2017—Panels and presentation at Readercon 2017. Quincy Marriott. Quincy, Massachusetts.
July 14. 1:00 pm. B. Reading: I’ll be reading the cosmic horror story “The Obsidian Codex” from my collection Chupacabra Vengeance.
July 14. 4:00 pm. BH. I Am Become Death … No, I Mean Literally. Panelists: David Bowles, Danielle Friedman, Max Gladstone, Miriam Newman, Sonya Taaffe.
July 14. 7:00 pm. 5. The Commonalities of Magic and Science. Panelists: Erik Amundsen, David Bowles, Rosemary Kirstein, Naomi Novik (leader), Nnedi Okorafor.
July 15. 11:00 am. 6. It’s Complicated: Improving Intersectionality and Representation in Speculative Fiction. Panelists: David Bowles, Phenderson Clark, Haris Durrani, Catt Kingsgrave, Miriam Newman.
July 15. 1:00 pm. BH. The Long Tail of the Tall Tale. Panelists: David Bowles, Christopher Brown, Michael Dirda, Miriam Newman, Sabrina Vourvoulias.
September 22, 2017—Region 20 Library Fair. San Antonio, Texas.
October 7, 2017— Texas Teen Book Festival. St. Edward’s University. Austin, Texas.
October 13, 2017—Presentation. Region One’s 2017 Fall Media Conference. South Padre Island Convention Center. South Padre Island, Texas. 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
October 13, 2017—”Frightening Frontera: Ghosts and Ghouls of the RGV.” Presentation. McAllen Public Library. McAllen, Texas. 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
October 14, 2017—Border Book Bash. Weslaco High School. Weslaco, Texas. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
October 28, 2017—The 2017 Río Grande City Unexplained Mysteries Conference & Festival 2017. Río Grande City, Texas. 6 pm to 9 pm.
November 11, 2017—McAllen Book Festival. McAllen Public Library. McAllen, Texas. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
November 18, 2017—”Preparing Culturally Responsive English Teachers in and beyond Hispanic-Serving Institutions.” Panel at the 2017 Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). America’s Center Convention Complex. St. Louis, Missouri. 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm.
December 2, 2017—Central Texas Teen Comic Con & Kids’ Con. Round Rock High School. Round Rock, Texas. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.