Upcoming Events

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  • School visit
  • Conference photo with attendees
  • Presenting at a conference
  • Kaitlyn reading her picture book at a podium
  • Kaitlyn reading her picture book in front of children

I hope to see you at one of my upcoming events! Learn more about my speaking engagements here.

2022

March 1, 2022
Noon to 1 p.m. ET
A Conversation with Talia Hibbert, moderated by Kaitlyn Wells
The New York Times Company
Virtual, by invitation only

April 6, 2022
Mining the Heart: How to Emotionally Connect With Readers
Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival 2022
Virtual, conference fee
The session will be recorded and made available throughout the conference

April 7, 2022
4 to 5 p.m. ET
South Asian Stories: Elements of Culture and Faith
Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival 2022
Virtual, conference fee

May 5, 2022
7 to 8 p.m. ET
The Beauty of Fashion Journalism
New York Association of Black Journalists
Virtual, free

June 10, 2022
7 to 8 p.m. ET
Secrets of Publishing Panel
The Strand Book Store, NYC
In-person, event fee

July 14, 2022
4 to 5 p.m. ET
Mining the Heart: How to Emotionally Connect With Readers
1455 Summer Festival 2022
Virtual, free
The session will be recorded and made available throughout the conference

July 15, 2022
11 a.m. to noon ET
Writing and Modeling Anti-Racism for Young Readers
nErD Camp PA 2022: Banned Books Edition
Virtual, free

August 5, 2022
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. PT
Author Showcase Q&A: “A Family Looks Like Love” with Author Kaitlyn Wells
2022 NABJ-NAHJ Convention and Career Fair
Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
In-person, conference fee

August 7, 2022
9:15 to 10 a.m. MT
A Family Looks Like Love Reading and Book Signing
[margins.] 2022 conference & festival
McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver, CO
In-person, conference fee

1 to 2 p.m. MT
Mining the Heart: How to Emotionally Connect With Readers
[margins.] 2022 conference & festival
McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver, CO
In-person track, conference fee

2:15 to 3:15 p.m. MT
Writing and Modeling Anti-Racism for Young Readers
[margins.] 2022 conference & festival
McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver, CO
Virtual, conference fee

Aug. 23, 2022
Noon to 1 p.m. ET
TimesReads x Black@NYT: Children’s Author Book Chat
The New York Times Company
Virtual, by invitation only

Oct. 24, 2022
Author Visit and Book Signing
P.S. 261 Philip Livingston, Brooklyn, NY
In-person, by invitation only

Nov. 13, 2022
Author Visit and Book Signing
The Brooklyn School of Inquiry Fundraiser
The Center for Fiction, Brooklyn, NY
In-person, free

Nov. 16, 2022
Author Visit and Book Signing, sponsored by Start Lighthouse
P.S. 214 The Lorraine Hansberry Academy, Bronx, NY
In-person, by invitation only

2021

Aug. 12, 2021
12:30 to 1:45 p.m. ET
When “Check One” Doesn’t Apply: Covering (And Being) Mixed Race in Journalism
SRCCON 2021
Virtual, free

Aug. 19, 2021
Noon to 1:30 p.m. ET
How to Pitch Your Book and Get Published
NABJ Convention 2021
Virtual, conference fee

Aug. 23, 2021
11:30 a.m. to Noon ET
Kickstart Your Career: Resume Fair
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
Virtual, by invitation only

Oct. 19, 2021
3 to 4 p.m. ET
Call and Response’ Book Event
SURJ PDX (Showing Up for Racial Justice – Portland Chapter)
Virtual, free

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