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:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bQPjnOu4TM
Wednesday, September 18Ditmas Lit Reading SeriesMore details coming soon!
Sunday, September 22Brooklyn Book Festival1:00 PM“Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Autonomy”: A talk with Joanne Ramos, Ernesto Quiñonez, and Siobhan AdcockNorth Stage, Cadman Plaza East
Saturday, October 54:30 PMEmerging Voices, New PerspectivesHarrisburg Book Festival Harrisburg, PA
Thursday, October 10Bronxville Field Club Speaker Series40 Locust Ln, Bronxville, NY 10708More details coming soon!
Saturday, October 12Morristown Literary FestivalMorristown, New JerseyMore details coming soon!
Sunday, November 17- Saturday, November 23Miami Book FairMiami, FLMore details coming soon!
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.
Joanne Ramos, author of THE FARM, at the Penguin Random House Open Book Event, December 2018.