September 12, 2017 – 6pm – Books of Wonder in New York City with C.J. Redwine, Dhonielle Clayton, and Erin Summerill
September 14, 2017 – 7pm – Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, TX with Erin Summerill
September 17, 2017 – 3pm – One More Page in Arlington, VA with Martina Boone and Lisa Maxwell
September 23, 2017 – time TBA – B-Fest at Barnes and Noble in Charlottesville, VA
October 5-6, 2017 – times TBA – New York Comic Con!
October 9, 2017 – 6:30pm – Epic Reads meet-up at Hooray for Books in Alexandria, VA, with Lauren Oliver, Kristen Ciccarelli, Katie Cotugno
October 14, 2017 – all day – YABBA Fest in Warrenton, VA
October 28, 2017 – 12-1pm (panel) 1-3pm (signing) – mass signing at Barnes and Noble in Charlottesville, VA
Information on School Visits and Events
Want me to speak at your school, library, or event? I love giving presentations, answering reader questions, and seeing people.
My presentations are great for adults and students alike. Here are a few of the topics/formats I offer:
The Publishing Process
Perfect for large audiences up to 500. I take the audience through the entire publishing process — from writing the first draft, to editing, to getting covers, to seeing the book in print for the first time. Q&A at the end.
Perfect for large audiences up to 500. I discuss various aspects of fantasy books and film, including worldbuilding, structure, and taking ideas as far as they will go. Q&A at the end.
Writing and Editing
Perfect for large audiences up to 500. I focus on the writing process itself: brainstorming ideas, getting words on the page, fighting writer’s block, and revising the story until it shines. Q&A at the end.
Not a presentation, but a workshop in which I’ll read and critique pages from a creative writing class or group (number of students and pages to be determined). This is a smaller session, with more individual attention.
One hour-long Skype visit ideal for book clubs and classrooms. We can talk about my books, writing, or publishing. Q&A at the end.
Please email me at jodi.meadows (at) gmail.com for rates and availability. I’m also happy to discuss larger audiences and other topics. I want all events to be exciting and memorable!
“Jodi Meadows is not only a fantastic writer, she’s a fantastic speaker as well. I was incredibly impressed with her ability to engage and connect with an auditorium full of teenagers. Her visit to our school surpassed all our expectations.” – Bradley Walton, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, VA
“Jodi came to the library to speak to our teen book club, and they were so excited to meet her! Jodi talked about writing and publishing, and she answered questions about her books. She was a great presenter and fully engaged the group with her humor and her insight. It was the first time many of the teens had met an author, and it was such a positive experience for them. I know it will stick with them a long time.” – Lizzy Hill, Youth Services Librarian, Staunton Public Library