Events



Books by Juana Martinez-Neal

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  • Mon
    02
    May
    2016
    9am - 1pmArizona State University

    Dia de los Ninos ASU

    6th Annual El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros Literacy Celebration sponsored by English Education at Arizona State University (ASU) for middle school and high school students (6-12 grade) across Arizona.

    El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros is a national day of tribute to children, literacy, and culture most often celebrated through local events in Southwestern communities. It is a celebration of children and the importance of advocating literacy for youth of every language and every ethnic background.

    The purpose of the event is to create a space for elementary and high school students to partake in a variety of multicultural and multilingual literacy-based reading and writing activities, while enjoying stories from their favorite storytellers and authors. This is a true celebration of culture, language, and literacy.

  • Wed
    15
    Jun
    2016
    10:00 amArizona State University

    YAWP ASU

    An interactive illustration workshop for youth in grades 3-12 on the Tempe Campus as part of the Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP), a component of the Central Arizona Writing Project (CAWP) at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus.

    YAWP is summer experience designed to offer young writers a supportive environment in which to explore the power of creative writing. YAWP sessions include guest speakers, daily writing workshops, writing marathons, and activities to promote creativity, uncover craft secrets, peer revision opportunities, a chance to become published authors, and more. YAWP is offered during the month of June at the ASU Tempe, West and Polytechnic Campus.

    I would like to invite you to visit our YAWP Tempe site as a guest presenter. Guest writing workshops usually last between 45 minutes-1 hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays of camp.

    Would you be available to facilitate an interactive illustration workshop for youth in grades 3-12 on Tuesday June 21, 2016 from 10:00-11:00a.m. on the Tempe Campus? We would LOVE to have you join us and share your gifts with our young writers.

    Please let me know if you are available.

  • Sat
    30
    Jul
    2016
    10:00 amPueblo Grande Museum

    Come to the Pueblo Grande Museum on Saturday, July 30th! We'll be reading LA MADRE GOOSE (Putnam 2016) and making crafts related to the book shortly after.

    Pueblo Grande Museum is located at 4619 E Washington St, in Phoenix, Arizona. The program is ideal for children ages Pre-K to 4th grade. Museum staff design and facilitate the crafts activities.

    Sign up for the event here. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016
    10:00 amChanging Hands Bookstore

    Cover of La Madre Goose

    Join us to celebrate the book release of LA MADRE GOOSE: NURSERY RHYMES FOR LOS NINOS.

    We'll be reading the book, drawing characters from the book, and signing copies of the book at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ.

    Bring your children, and borrow some children, too! We'll bring our 3. We will learn some Spanish words, and have some galletas at the end!

    Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 6428 S McClintock Dr in Tempe, AZ.

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    9:00am - 12:00pmWorlds of Words - University of Arizona

    WOW at University of Arizona
    WOW at University of Arizona
    The Fiesta features Juana's new book, "La Madre Goose", and an illustrating workshop for kids.

    We'll start reading the book. Then, Juana will have a bilingual presentation around her new book "La Madre Goose" where children will learn new Spanish words.

    She continue working with the children on Abecedario (Alphabet) Cards. The children will draw, color and write basic vocabulary words in English and Spanish to create their own bilingual Alphabet Cards.

    WOW Book Fiesta is held in our collection at:
    Worlds of Words
    Room 453, College of Education
    University of Arizona
    1430 E 2nd St
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    Free Parking at 2nd St. Garage located at Mountain Ave. and 2nd St., just off of the 2nd St. streetcar stop.

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    11:30 amBarnes and Noble Desert Ridge

    Cover of La Madre Goose

    Storytime LA MADRE GOOSE: NURSERY RHYMES FOR LOS NINOS.

    We'll be reading the book and learning some Spanish words. You'll have a chance to have your copy of the book sign after the event. The reading of LA MADRE GOOSE will follow B&N's Weekly National Storytime. Two book readings in one Saturday!

    Barnes and Noble at Desert Ridge Marketplace is located at 21001 N Tatum Blvd, Suite 42 in Phoenix, AZ.

    I look forward to seeing you!

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    9:30am - 4:30pmOneOhOne Gallery

    Dia de los Ninos ASU
    Spend an afternoon with two award winning Picture Book Author/Illustrators: Chris Gall & Juana Martinez-Neal.

    These talented and successful illustrators have made their mark in the picture book industry with unique style and expertise. One with a digital media, one with a more traditional approach, both with remarkable results. They will discuss their techniques, provide demonstrations in their chosen media and share their experience as working professionals in Children’s literature and beyond.

    Attendees will also be able to sign up for a private 15-minute portfolio critique with Chris or Juana during the last hour of the day.

    The event will take place at OneOhOne Gallery located at 101 West Main Street, in Downtown Mesa. On the SW corner of MacDonald and Main.

    Pricing, more info and sign up here.

  • Sat
    01
    Oct
    2016
    9:00am - 4:00pmWestWorld

    WestWorld Children's Learning and Play Festival

    A new event organized by the Scottsdale Public Library. A variety of youth activities and events featuring local authors and illustrators, science and technology.

    Children's Learning and Play Festival will be held at Westworld of Scottsdale at 16601 N Pima Rd in Scottsdale, Arizona. Free admission. Parking $5. Indoors and air-conditioned.

    For more details visit: azchildrensfestival.com

  • Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
    9am - 2pmGardner's Book Service

    I'll be one of the author's signing at Gardner's Annual Open House.

    GBS is located at 11226 N 23rd Ave, Suite 103 in Phoenix, AZ 85029. For more information call: (602) 863-6000 or visit their website.

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    11:30am-3:30pmFlagstaff-Coconino County Public Library Downtown

    Now in its 21st year, the Northern Arizona Book Festival will bring a weeklong literary extravaganza filled with readings, workshops, and book signings.

    Incorporated into the Northern Arizona Book Festival will be a slate of young readers’ events—our Young Reader Fest—on Saturday, October 15th. From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Flagstaff-Coconino County Public Library Downtown, we’ll have some of the best and brightest local and regional children’s and young adult authors, reading, signing, meeting, and greeting. All events are free and open to the public. Books for all authors will be on sale throughout the day. The theme is Nature & Diversity.

    The Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library Main Library is located at 300 W Aspen Ave in Flagstaff, Arizona 86001.

    More info: nazbookfest.org

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