Events

miami

At the Miami Book Fair International, November 15th, 2009

Decatur Book Festival

At the Decatur Book Festival, September 4th, 2009

melissa signing

At the Book Expo of America, May 31st, 2009

Upcoming

My Big Backyard Birthday Party at Memphis Botanic Garden

August 3rd from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Come make birthday cards with me. We'll cut petals and invent our own flowers.

I will be there to sign books as well.

 

Past Events

South Carolina Book Festival

Columbia, SC May 18th, 19th & 20th

May 18th: Children's Field Trip day

May 19th: Children's Book Panel with Kwame Alexander and Dinah Johnson

Books Alive Book Festival February 10-12th Panama City, FL

Book Launch for "Grandma is an Author"

September 10th, 2:00 p.m. at

Hub City Books, Spartanburg, SC

"7 Reads" Program, Spartanburg, SC, September 12th & 13th, 2011

Reading and Activities, Philadelphia, PA, October 30th

Come here the story, make a monster and try your hand at storytelling at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Philadelphia

October 30th, 3:00 p.m.

Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend Jefferson, TX January 13th-16th 2011

Panel with children's book authors Kimberly Willis Holt, Kathi Appelt and Kerry Madden.

Mt. Vernon Social Club, Baltimore, MD January 17th 2011

11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, reading and signing.

SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS Nashville, TN

Friday, October 8th 2010

3:00-4:30 p.m. Pulpwood Queens Panel in room 16 at the, War Memorial bldg, signing to follow.

The Pulpwood Queens book club chose 'Poppy's Pants' as children's book of the year. I will be on the panel with Kathy Patrick, founder of the Pulpwood Queens and a host of other Pulpwood Queen authors.

Sunday, October 10th 2010

2:00-3:00 p.m. "Creating Words and Visuals to Engage Young Children" in room 29 at the War Memorial bldg, signing to follow.

Click here for the Southern Festival of Books website.

 

BOOKMARKS BOOK FESTIVAL, Winston Salem, NC

Saturday, September 11th 2010:

12:30-1:15 in the Young Readers Central Area

BAY STREET TRADING BOOK SIGNING, Beaufort, SC

July 8th 2010 1:00-4:00 p.m

I will be signing copies of Poppy's Pants with the real Poppy in the city of my birth.

Mt. Airy Kids Literary Festival, Philadelphia, PA

April 9th-11th 2010

Come down to the Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, April 9th-11th. Melissa will present Poppy's Pants on April 10th at 11:00 a.m. Call Big Blue Marble at 215-844-1870 for more information.

AMELIA ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL IN AMELIA ISLAND, FL

Friday, February 12th 2010:

9:00-11:30 Visit to the Amelia Island Montessori School

2:15-3:00 The ABC's of Writing and Publishing for Children and Young Adults, A panel discussion with three other children's book authors.

Saturday, February 13th:

3:00 Booksigning in the courtyard with my friend Janis Owens and stepmom, Cassandra King

7:00 p.m. A Night With Poppy- at the Old First Baptist Church

I will be with my dad who is the inspiration for pOppy of pOppy's Pants, and the larger than life author of many novels, my favorite being The Great Santini.

MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, Memphis, TN

January 30th 2010

Writing, Illustrating and Bookmaking Workshop for ages 6-12 10:00-12:00

THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE, Blytheville, AR

January 29th

Booksigning and storytime 3:30-4:30 p.m. i999

Channel 3 LIVE @ 9, Memphis, TN

January 29th

Television Appearance on morning talk show

MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, Memphis, TN

Lecture 7:00 p.m. (901) 636-4106

DAVIS-KIDD BOOKSELLERS, Memphis, TN

January 28th

Booksigning and Discussion 6:00-7:00 p.m. 387 Perkins Extended, Memphis, TN (901) 683-9801

THE PULPWOOD QUEENS GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND Jefferson, TX

January 15th-17th

The Pulpwood Queens book clubs are getting together for their annual big event. Many Authors will come to discuss their books including Melissa and Poppy (aka Pat Conroy). There will be a costume party, better known as the Hairball. But the best part of all is that there will be an awards ceremony on Saturday night and Poppy's Pants has won the Pulpwood Queens Best Children's Book of the Year. Thank you Pulpwood Queens!

THE LITTLE TREEHOUSE, Philadelphia, PA

December 6th

Storytime! 10:30 a.m. 10 West Gravers Lane

LITTLE SHOP OF STORIES, Decatur, GA

December 10th

Storytime! 7 p.m. 133A East Court Square

MERCER UNIVERSITY AUTHOR'S LUNCHEON, December 12th

Melissa will be present to sign copies of Poppy's Pants. The event will benefit the Mercer University Press and take place at the Intercontinental Buckhead in Atlanta, GA from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

FOXTALE BOOK SHOPPE, Woodstock, GA

Foxtale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA will host a Christmas reception featuring Melissa and Poppy's Pants at 5:30 p.m.

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR, November 14th & 15th.

Melissa will present Poppy's Pants on the Children's Alley Stage at 3:45 on both days. Click here for more information.

September

Decatur Book Festival appearance - Saturday, September 4th, 12:30-1:00 on the Target Children's Stage

Signing at Eagle Eye Bookshop's booth 4:00 p.m., Decatur Book Festival

Big Blue Marble Bookshop Signing - Saturday, September 26th 2-3 p.m. in Philadelphia, PA

May

The Book Expo of America, May 31st at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

 

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