My secretary, Shirley Knott, has reminded me to let y’all know where I’ll be next week. Come and see me if you’re in the Richmond/Charlottesville area! I’m doing a bunch of school visits and the Virginia Festival of the Book. If you come and see me, I will tell you a great joke about the Zen master and the hot dog vendor. I promise you it’s clean.
Thursday, March 19th at 4:30: West End Branch of the Richmond, VA Public Library. BBGB Books will be on hand to sell books.
Friday, March 20th at 10:45 and 1:25: school visit at Woodbrook Elementary School in Charlottesville, VA. The earlier presentation will focus on my picture book Bee-Wigged, and the later presentation will focus on El Deafo. This school event is NOT open to the public. (My apologies for saying it was…a bit of confusion on my part!)
Saturday, March 21st: Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA. I’ll be on a panel at 2:00 (with the amazing Madelyn Rosenberg, Kate Samworth, and Robert Anderson; I’ll also be doing a signing at 4:00. LOTS of cool writers and illustrators will be at this festival!
The supercool thing about this trip is that I’ll also be visiting my first elementary school in Richmond, J.B. Fisher Elementary School. It still has a program in place for kids who are deaf and/or use hearing aids. Here’s the school in the book:
I will also be headed to the northern area of Virginia/DC and Maryland in late April and early May. Details to come!