Informative, Educational, and Entertaining

The Author Village is excited to announce our very own virtual In Conversation Series. On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June, July, and August, listen in as our presenters engage in hour-long conversations and take your questions about their books, craft, and topics close to their hearts.

Learn more about our authors and illustrators by visiting our Presenter page.

Our Summer 2020 In Conversations

Tuesday June 2, 3:00 PM (ET)

Chasing Unicorns

Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

Tuesday June 2, 8:00 PM (ET)

How Do You Re-Illustrate a Famous Classic Picture Book? Think You Can!

Loren Long and Dan Santat

Thursday June 4, 3:00 PM (ET)

The Stories Behind the Story: The Making of the Classic Middle Grade Novel, Fever 1793

Laurie Halse Anderson and Kevin Lewis

Thursday June 4, 8:00 PM (ET)

Atrevidas: Latinx Girls in Fiction for Young People

Meg Medina and Isabel Quintero

Tuesday June 9, 3:00 PM (ET)

Second Sight: How We Revise

Kate Messner and Padma Venkatraman

Tuesday June 9, 8:00 PM (ET)

Finding Facts through Fiction:
Using Middle Grade Novels to Bridge the Gaps
Between Creativity and Research

Elana K. Arnold and Brandy Colbert

Thursday June 11, 3:00 PM (ET)

From Illustrating to Writing: How Two Illustrators Made the Transition into Writing

Angela Dominguez and Juana Martinez-Neal

Thursday June 11, 8:00 PM (ET)

Girl Power in Books and
the Ability to Change Lives

Stacy McAnulty and Aisha Saeed

Code of Conduct Policy

The Author Village In Conversation Series has a zero tolerance policy for any and all forms of harassment and intimidation. By registering, attendees agree to the terms of the zero tolerance policy. Any and all attendees engaging in or believed to be engaging in conduct in violation of the zero tolerance policy will be immediately ejected without notice or warning. This conduct includes, but is not limited to vulgar, obscene, and abusive language; name-calling; taunting; and any conduct referencing or directed at an individual or group that demeans that person/group on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, creed, age, disability or other extraneous factors. The Author Village is the sole judge as to whether a code of conduct violation has occurred.

The Author Village is a community of forward-thinking and award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators available for in-person and virtual school visits, library visits, festivals, conferences, panels, workshops, and special events.

At the present time, due to COVID-19, The Author Village is only scheduling virtual appearances. Once physical schools, libraries, and facilities begin to reopen, and once we learn the policies and guidelines set forth by schools, districts, libraries, and local governments pertaining to outside and out-of-state visitors, we will begin to schedule in-person appearances again.