Events

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

May 1, 2019
Poetry Out Loud National Finals
Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University
(National Endowment of the Arts and Poetry Foundation)

April 5-6, 2019
Children’s Africana Book Awards (Solo)
Blackburn Center at Howard University, Washington, DC
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC

October 17-20, 2018
Swing Tour Events in Virginia
Bards Alley, Vienna, VA
Barnes & Noble, Ashburn, VA
Arlington Public Central Library (with Kwame and Randy)
SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Conference, Sterling, VA

October 16, 2018
Swing Tour Event
Skylight Books, Los Angeles
Kwame in conversation with Nikki Giovanni
(moderated by writer and executive producer Wendy Calhoun)

October 10, 2018
Swing hits the New York Times Bestseller list at #4!

October 3, 2018
WNDB publishes Q&A about SWING with Kwame and Mary

October 2, 2018
Swing releases nationwide

September 5, 2018
PW KidsCast Podcast
(airing nationwide September 17 2018)

August-October 2018
Swing Launch Team
social media initiative

May 31, 2018
Audie Awards in NYC
Solo makes an appearance and is a finalist!

April 20-22, 2018
NESCBWI Conference, New England
Teaching workshops: The Art of Collaboration
And Writing the Novel in Verse

March 10, 2018
NOVA Teen Fest, Falls Church, VA
Q&A with Kwame in auditorium
Literary games with readers

February 14-18 2017
Animal Ark Book Release Events
Schools and Bookstores
Virginia and DC

April 5, 2017
Pass The Poetry Please (MC)
Animal Ark
Lafayette Elementary School
Washington, DC

April 28, 2017
Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Animal Ark
5-7pm
8117 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20109

May 30-June1, 2017
BEA and Gibson Showroom
Solo Prelaunch events
NYC

June 22-26
Chicago Solo Events:
Music Video Filming
Solo Launch Party/Odyssey Cruise
ALA

July 24-August 1, 2017
Ghana!

August 2-5
Solo Release Events:
Scrawl Books, Reston Virginia
Bank Street College and Bookstore
Langston Hughes House Solo Celebration
Facebook Live at HarperCollins
Books of Wonder 

Sept-Dec. 2017
Celebrating Solo
Skype Visits with Schools (across US)

Sept. 1, 2017
Library of Congress
National Book Festival Gala
7:00pm 

September 2, 2017
Library of CongressNational Book Festival
10am Presentation/12:20-1:30pm Signing
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

September 7, 2017
Depeche Mode Concert
Celebrating Solo with Solo Readers/Contest Winners

Sept. 23, 2017
B-Fest
Barnes & Noble
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr., Fairfax, VA 22033 

Sat. Oct. 7, 2017
Eat Local, Read Local at the Cascades Library
11:00am-4pm  
21030 Whitfield Place
Potomac Falls, VA 20165

Sat. Oct. 14, 2017
YABBA Fest
10:00am-4pm  
John Barton Payne Building and Various Locations
Warrenton, VA

Mon. Oct. 16, 2017
7pm Politics & Prose Wharf 
Location:  Politics and Prose Bookstore at the Wharf,
70 District Square SW, Washington DC 20024 

Thu. Oct. 19, 2017
Guns and Roses Concert
A Solo Celebration

Sun. Nov 5, 2017
Busboys & Poets – show &book signing
3pm-4pm on Sunday, Nov 5th, 201
Location: (Takoma) 235 Carroll St NW
Washington, DC 20012

November 21, 2017
Grand opening of One Loudoun Barnes & Noble 

Sat. Nov. 25, 2017
Indie First, Guest Bookseller and signing at Scrawl Books
1-2PM
11862 Market St. Reston, VA 20190 

Sat. Nov. 25, 2017
Indie First, Guest Bookseller and signing at Bards Alley
3-4PM
110 Church St NW, Vienna, VA 22180
Contact: Bards Alley

December 6, 2017
Simpson Middle School
Book Club Author Visit

January 12-16, 2018
NAACP Image Award Ceremonies and Events
Los Angeles, CA

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