Joanne Ramos

The Farm Book Launch at The Strand, New York City, May 2019

I introduced The Farm to the world on May 8th at one of my favorite bookstores, The Strand, at a sold-out event packed by old and new friends. You can see my talk with the author and frequent host of The Moth, Tara Clancy, here:

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 18
Ditmas Lit Reading Series
More details coming soon!

Sunday, September 22
Brooklyn Book Festival
1:00 PM
“Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Autonomy”: A talk with Joanne Ramos, Ernesto Quiñonez, and Siobhan Adcock
North Stage, Cadman Plaza East

Saturday, October 5
4:30 PM
Emerging Voices, New Perspectives
Harrisburg Book Festival 
Harrisburg, PA

Thursday, October 10
Bronxville Field Club Speaker Series
40 Locust Ln, Bronxville, NY 10708
More details coming soon!

Saturday, October 12
Morristown Literary Festival
Morristown, New Jersey
More details coming soon!

Saturday Afternoon Showcase
Saturday, October 19
3:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library
800 3 Street SE, Calgary
Not So Quiet Resistance
Monday, October 21
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW, Calgary 


International Showcase
Tuesday, October 22
8:00 PM
The Revue Stage
1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver

Politics and Prose
Thursday, October 24
8:30 PM
The Revue Stage
1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver

American Women
Friday, October 25
8:30 PM
Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver


Reading & Conversation: Kai Aareleid, Joanne Ramos and Gabriela Ybarra
Wednesday, October 30
6:00 PM
Studio Theatre
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8

Sunday, November 17- Saturday, November 23
Miami Book Fair
Miami, FL
More details coming soon!

Girls Write Now Agent of Change Award Keynote, March 2019

I was honored to receive an Agent of Change award in March 2019 from Girls Write Now, a fantastic organization that pairs underserved female students in New York City with mentors and helps them find their voices through the power of writing and community. 90% of the girls in the Girls Write Now program are people of color, 70% are immigrants or first generation, and 90% are high need.

In my keynote address, I spoke to these young women about how publishing The Farm has been a dream come true–but one long deferred due to the stories I told myself.

VIDEO: Joanne Ramos at PRH

Joanne Ramos, author of THE FARM, at the Penguin Random House Open Book Event, December 2018.