Upcoming Events


Events Calendar:

Fall, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019: Featured Author, 32nd Annual Children’s Book Fair, Hyde Park, IL, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, September 27th, 2019: 7 p.m. Panel Discussion/Activities “Women in STEM” Anderson’s Bookstore, Naperville, IL (Panelists are Alice McGinty, Ruth Spiro, Teresa Robeson, Miranda Paul, and Katey Howes)

Saturday, September 28, 2019: 3-4 p.m. Panel Discussion/Activities “Women in STEM” 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL

Thursday-Friday, October 3-4, 2019: Speaker, Illinois Reading Council Conference, Peoria, IL

Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2019: ILA (International Literacy Association) Panelist, Breakout Speaker (Using Picture Books to Stimulate Intellectual Curiosity), booksigning, New Orleans, LA

Sunday, November 3, 2019: 3 p.m. Featured Speaker, Preschool program, Detroit Jewish Book Fair, West Bloomfield, Michigan

Friday, November 8th, 2019: Evening Presentation, “Writing Nonfiction and Biography: Focus, Voice, and Flavor”, SCBWI Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Tuesday, November 12, 2019: Author Visit, Seisen International School, Tokyo, Japan

Monday, November 18-Wednesday, November 20: Author visits, British International School, Phuket, Thailand

Thursday, November 21-Friday, November 22: Author visits, United World College Thailand International School, Phuket, Thailand

Spring, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019: Webinar Presentation, "What is a Picture Book?" SCBWI Inland Northwest Region

Sunday, February 10: Book Signing, Picture Book Bonanza, Books of Wonder, 217 W 84th St, New York, NY  

Monday, February 11: Author Visit, Central Elementary School, Wilmette, IL and South School, Glencoe, IL

Tuesday, February 12: Author Visit, Fairview School, Mount Prospect, IL

Wednesday, February 13: Author Visit, Lion’s Park School, Mount Prospect, IL

Wednesday, February 13, 4:30 p.m.: After School Event and Booksigning (Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World)

The Book Stall, 811 Elm St, Winnetka, IL

Saturday, February 16: 4 - 5:30 p.m., Original Pancake House, 1909 W Springfield Ave, Champaign — Book Launch Party, Pancakes to

Parathas: Breakfast Around the World

Thursday, February 21 and Friday, Feb 22: Anderson’s Book Store School Visits, Chicago Area

Saturday, February 23: Guest Author, Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast, Woodridge, IL

Saturday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.: Saturday Storyhour/Booksigning (Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World), 57th Street Books,

Chicago, IL

Thursday, March 28 - Saturday, March 30: Featured Author, Youth Literature Festival, Champaign, IL

Thursday, April 11: Author Visit, Mark DeLay School, Darien, IL

Saturday, April 13: Presentation, SCBWI Illinois Southlands Network

Saturday, April 27: Author Event, Book Beat, 26010 Greenfield, Oak Park, MI

Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5: Featured Author, Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, CA

Friday, May 17: Author Visits, Kipling School, Deerfield, IL and Willard School, Evanston, IL

Saturday, May 18: 6 p.m. Launch Party, The Girl Who Named Pluto, at the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College in Champaign 

Fall, 2018

Thursday-Friday, October 4-5, 2018:  Speaker, Illinois Reading Conference, Peoria, IL

Saturday, October 6, 2018: Featured Author, Author's and Appetites, Urbana, IL

Saturday, October 13, 2018: Words on Fire Camp Reunion

Friday-Saturday, November 1-2, 2018: Illinois School Library Media Association, Tinley Park, IL



Here’s Where Alice Has Presented Recently

Batavia, Illinois, with a family assembly at Grace McWayne Elementary

Belleville, IL, keynote at Belleville District 118 Young Author’s Celebration

Bloomington-Normal, IL, featured author at the Bloomington-Normal Young Author's Conferenc

Buffalo Grove, IL, visiting Prairie School

Burr Ridge, IL, visiting Elm School

Canton, MO, keynote speaker at Culver-Stockton College Education Conference

Carpentersville, IL, visiting Meadowdale, Elementary

Charleston, IL, Keynote Speaker, Eastern Illinois Literacy and Learning Conference

Cicero, IL, visiting Cicero Schools

Crystal Lake, IL, visiting Woods Creek School

Champaign-Urbana, IL, participating in the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Youth Literature Festivals at the University of Illinois and area schools, teaching after-school enrichment classes at Yankee Ridge school, presenting at the Champaign and Savoy Rotary Clubs, Windsor of Savoy, and at the Read Across America Celebration in Lincoln Square Mall.

Chicago, IL, visiting Burley School

Danville, IL, visiting Edison Elementary School

Darien, IL, visiting Lace Elementary School

DeKalb, IL, presenting at Northern Illinois University Children's Literature Conference, Non-fiction Panel

Dix, IL, visiting Rome Grade School

Elgin, IL, teaching at Judson University

Elmhurst, IL, visiting Elmhurst Academy

El Paso, IL, visiting Jefferson Park School

Flanagan, IL, visiting Flanagan Grade School

Ft. Wayne, IN, presenting at the SCBWI Wild, Wild Midwest Conference

Gilman, IL visiting Iroquois West Elementary

Glenoe, IL visiting Congregation Hakafa

Harvey, IL, visiting Taft School

Iowa, presenting at Iowa’s SCBWI conference

Itasca, IL, visiting St. Luke’s Lutheran School

LaGrange, IL, visiting St. Francis Xavier School

Lake Forest, IL, visiting Cherokee, Sheridan, and Everett Elementary Schools 

Lawrenceville, IL, visiting Parkside Elementary

Long Grove, IL, visiting Country Meadows Elementary,

Mahomet, IL, visiting Sangamon Elementary, Middletown Early Childhood Center, teaching enrichment classes at Lincoln Trail Elementary, and presenting programs at the Museum of the Grand Prairie

Monticello, IL, visiting the Allerton Public Library

Olney, Illinois, presenting to the South Eastern Reading Council and visiting East Richland Elementary School

Ottawa, IL, at First Congregational Church for Gandhi, A Community Presentation, and visiting Lincoln Elementary

Peoria, Illinois, visiting Illini Bluffs Elementary School

River Forest, IL, visiting North Suburban Temple Har Zion Preschool and featured author at River Forest Young Author’s Celebration

Robinson, IL, visiting Washington Grade School

Rockford, IL, visiting Brookview School, Marsh School, presenting to the Northern IL Reading Council, and being a featured presenter at the Rockford International Peace Day

Sauk Village, IL visiting Rickover Jr. High School

St. Charles, IL, visiting Davis School

Schiller Park, IL, visiting Kennedy Elementary School

Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, presenting at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

South Suburban Reading Council, presentation to teachers

Sugar Grove, IL, 38th Annual NIU College of Education Summer Literacy Conference, “Writing Matters”

Thoreau, New Mexico, presenting at the St. Bonaventure Mission School

Tinley Park, Illinois, visiting Millennium Elementary School

Utica, Illinois, presenting at the Starved Rock Young Author's Conference, and Starved Rock Reading Council

Vancouver, B.C., presenting at the Kiwanis International Conference

Wheaton, IL, visiting Lowell School

West Bloomfield, Michigan, presenting Temple Israel's Magic Moments program

Winnetka, IL, presenting at the Off Campus Writer’s Workshop, “Drawing in the Reader: Finding Points of Connection”

Woodridge, IL, featured author at Woodridge Young Author Celebration