2017 Appearances

  • 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 ComplexSt. 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.

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