Upcoming events and appearances by Maria E. Andreu:

JULIETA AND THE ROMEOS Launch Event at Books of Wonder
Monday, May 22, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – Details here

Past events:

NCTE Panel – Amplifying Our Light: Border and Immigrant Voices and Visions In Children’s Literature, at the NCTE Annual Convention on November 17–20 in Anaheim, California – Register here

Poughkeepsie Book Festival – Saturday, April 1st, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here.

Oblong Books hosts a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read 2022 event – a panel with Maria E. Andreu, Margarita Longoria and Adi Alsaid on
Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (virtual event) Click here to register.

Saturday, October 2, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Collingswood Book Festival

September 26, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Maplewood South Orange Book Festival

April 12, 2021 at 2021 Virtual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi. Panel with Daniel Aleman, Maria E. Andreu, Alda P. Dobbs, Payal Doshi, and Margarita Longoria
Click here for info.

March 10, 2021 at Epic Reads Contemporary Meetup (virtual event). Panel with Maria E. Andreu, Elise Bryant, Katie Henry and Monica Gomez-Hira, moderated by Farrah Penn. Click here for info.

March 6, 2021 at North Texas Teen Book Festival (virtual event). “Crazy. Stupid. Love” Panel with Maria E. Andreu, Elise Bryant, Diana Ma, Jennifer Niven, Renée Watson and Sharon Flake.

Time has passed but watch the video of the panel by clicking here.


I hope to see you at one or more of these events. Be well! And thanks for stopping by.



Book Maria to speak at your school or library.  Author of the Junior Library Guild Selection, THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY, and a writer whose work has appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post and the Star Ledger, Maria speaks to groups across the country on the issues of immigration, bullying and exclusion, and creative writing.  Scroll down to submit your request for a visit.


School Visits

Up to 3 one-hour talks per day (assembly or classroom style), grades 7 through university-level,
Fee plus travel (from New York City), lodging and per diem expenses.

It is strongly suggested that the students be familiar with THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY and/or my essays prior to the visit.


Public Libraries

Up to a two hour talk or workshop.
Fee plus travel (from New York City), lodging and per diem expenses.

Book club Skype/Google Hangout chat

A limited number of free 30-minute chat slots are available monthly, free for groups of 10 or more readers who would like to discuss THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY.


Past appearances:

Launch events for LOVE IN ENGLISH:

February 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. “Book Birthday Eve” Instagram Live with Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA, the basis for the major motion picture: LOVE, SIMON and the upcoming KATE IN WAITING
Click here to sign up for information and reminders. Attend this virtual event from anywhere!

February 2nd, 2021. LOVE IN ENGLISH in bookstores and online everywhere! Yay! Click here to find it at your preferred bookseller.

February 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. Books of Wonder Virtual Launch event with Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal, authors of the New York Times bestselling I’M NOT DYING WITH YOU TONIGHT. Attend from anywhere!

Texas Teen Book Festival
Texas Teen Book Festival
St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Click here for information

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