Appearances

Upcoming Events

February 28, 2018 – 6pm – The Writing Show in Richmond, VA (This event is ticketed! See website for details.)
March 10, 2018 – all day – NoVa Teen Book Festival in Arlington, VA
March 13, 2018 – all day – TomeCon in Oakwood, GA (This event is ticketed! See website for details.)


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.

Fantastic Fantasy 
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.

Writing Workshop
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.

Skype Visits
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!


Testimonials

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