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April 2017

Literary Orange – Newport Beach, CA

April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Newport Beach Marriott, 900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Literary Orange is Orange County’s premier literary event, bringing authors, readers and libraries together for a celebration of literature. Join me for "The Perks of Being a Teenager" Panel with V.E. Schwab and Rachel Cohn, moderated by E. Katherine Cottaras.

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11th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

April 18, 2017 @ 3:40 am - 5:00 pm
Momona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolan Drive
Madison, WI 53703
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  Thanks to Orleans, I'll be speaking about "Harnessing the Apocalypse" with Paolo Bacigalupi (The Wind-Up Girl, The Water Knife) and Emily St. John Mandel (Station Eleven) at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. From the website: Post-apocalyptic films and books are more popular than ever, with recent titles like…

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – Los Angeles, CA

April 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join me for a fun Sunday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Signing, Penguin/Pages, a bookstore - Booth 708 3:30 - 4:30 - "LA Stories" Young Adult Fiction Panel - YA Stage With Margaret Stohl and Maureen Goo, moderated by Aaron Hartzler, signing to…

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May 2017

2017 Free Comic Book Day – The Comic Cellar, Alhambra, CA

May 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Comic Cellar, 135 W. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801 United States
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I'll be signing Dark Horse Comic's FCBD James Cameron's AVATAR at the fantastic Comic Cellar to celebrate this awesome day of free comics for everyone! Never heard of Free Comic Book Day?  Educate yourself here, then turn out for the best day a comic book reader can have! https://youtu.be/XfM1vlSUdcY

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June 2017

L.A. Sizzles – Once Upon A Time Bookstore, Montrose, CA

June 11, 2017 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Avenue
Montrose, CA 91020 United States
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This summer is going to get sizzling with an event featuring Maurene Goo, Sherri L. Smith, and Cindy Pon! I Believe in a Thing Called Love is a quirky young adult novel about a Korean American girl who uses Korean-Drama techniques to snag the boyfriend of her dreams. Pasadena - When Jude's best…

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August 2017

International Association of School Librarianship 2017 Conference – Long Beach, CA

August 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Cal State Long Beach,

Children's and YA Author Panel with Tania Del Rio, Cecil Castellucci, Cindy Pon, James Matlack Raney and Brad T. Gottfred, moderated by Gretchen McNeil.  To be followed by a luncheon and signing. The International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) is an international non-profit 501(3)c organization that influences the establishment and…

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September 2017

Pasadena Loves YA Teen Book Festival – Pasadena, CA

September 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pasadena Public Library, 285 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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"Grief, Pain and Healing" Panel with Jessica Taylor (A Map for Wrecked Girls), Emily Ziff Griffin (Light Years) . Sherri L Smith (Pasadena) and Mary Weber (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow). Pasadena Loves YA is a free teen book festival.  Come meet some of the hottest young adult authors in Southern California: panels,…

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May 2018

YALLWEST – Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA

May 4 - May 5
Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
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Here's where to find Sherri at Yallwest this year! Friday, May 6th - Author Visit Will Rogers Middle School, Lawndale, CA Saturday, May 7th - YALLWEST - SaMo High 1:00 - Dark Childhood Worlds Panel - Chorus Room Not all childhood fantasy worlds are wonderlands, whether in Middle Grade or…

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In Conversation with Carrie Arcos – Vromans Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Vromans Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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Carrie Arcos, in conversation with Sherri L. Smith, discusses and signs We Are All That’s Left.  Come celebrate her wonderful new book! Zara and her mother, Nadja, have a strained relationship. Nadja just doesn't understand Zara's creative passion for, and self-expression through, photography. And Zara doesn't know how to reach beyond…

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The Tomorrow Prize @ Litfest Pasadena – Pasadena, CA

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sherri is one of the judges for this years Tomorrow Prize!  The Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction challenges Los Angeles County teens to explore social, scientific, and environmental issues of today through fiction. Over 200 stories were submitted by 16 high schools for 2018. At LitFest Pasadena, celebrity guests…

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