April 23, 2013
I'm excited to be speaking at this year's Bike Expo New York, the largest consumer bike expo in the United States. (It's FREE and open to the public.) Timed to lead into the already sold-out TD Five Boro Bike Tour, the expo focuses on urban cycling, New York style. During this two-day event, visitors can hear Mountain Biking Basics, the Confessions of a Recumbent Bicyclist, and How To Fix a Flat, among many other things. I'll be telling tales of female bicycle racers, reformers, and reactionaries from the Gilded Age. Come hear me on Day 2 of the Expo, May 4, 2013, at 1 p.m. in BE NY Learning Zone 1. The Expo will take place at Pier 36, 299 South Street, Basketball City, New York (along the East River at South Street and Montgomery Street).
March 20, 2013
Some of you may know I've been working on a nonfiction picture book about Roller Derby in 1948. (Look for it in Spring 2014, with illustrations by the wonderful Matt Collins.) That makes me all kinds of thrilled about the appearance I'll be making for Women's History Month at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ, on Monday, March 25. I'll be taking part in a sports history presentation along with two members of the Garden State Rollergirls, among other guests. I cannot wait to meet Lil Miss Kamakaze and Don't Care Bear. Maybe they can suggest a Roller Derby name for me.
If you're in the area, the talk will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in room C325 of the Pitkin Education Center.
March 2, 2013
On Sunday, March 10, 2013, I'll be giving a Women's History Month "Tireside Chat" at the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis, California. If you're in the area, come hear about the impact that the bicycle had on American popular culture in general and women's lives in particular just before the turn of the 20th century. I can't imagine a better setting. The fun starts at 2 p.m.
February 18, 2013
If you bike or walk in New Jersey, come to the 2013 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit this Saturday, February 23, in New Brunswick. There are more than 20 panels and sessions planned, and I'll be taking part in a "Bicycle Authors Roundtable" hosted by Stockton State College professor David Burleigh. I'm looking forward to meeting the other panelists, Michael Gabriele, author of The Golden Age of Bicycle Racing in New Jersey, and David Herlihy, author of the amazing book, Bicycle: The History, as well as The Lost Cyclist. The groundhog said we'll be having an early spring, so join us and get a jump on the new season.
December 7, 2012
I am really looking forward to joining nonfiction colleagues Deborah Heiligman, Susan Kulkin, and Meghan McCarthy, along with moderator Betsy Bird, for an animated discussion of Ethics in Nonfiction for Kids at the first New York Public Library Children’s Literary Salon of 2013. It’s free and open to the public, so if you’re in the neighborhood, come on by. Saturday, January 5, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum in the library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York City.
May 21, 2012
If you were lucky enough to register for School Library Journal's Day of Dialog, I hope you'll come to Panel III, Dynamic Nonfiction for Kids and Teens, from 2 to 3 p.m. I'll be joining authors Marc Aronson and Candace Fleming, Scholastic nonfiction editor Brenda Murray, and Junior Library Guild's Susan Marston for a spirited discussion on how nonfiction authors use research and writing to make true stories relevant and engaging for young readers. Day of Dialog will take place on June 4 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, one day before the start of BookExpo America 2012, but registration is closed and the event is now full. If you can't be there, check Sue's Views later that week for some of the highlights.
February 13, 2012
I will be the keynote speaker at the first-ever National Women Cycling Forum in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 2012. The forum aims to raise awareness about the gap in cycling between men and women and formulate strategies for encouraging more women to ride. Currently, women take only about 24 percent of all bike trips in the United States.
My talk on the history of American women and cycling will kick off the discussion. Other speakers include Elysa Walk, General Manager of Giant Bicycles, Inc.; Marla Streb, World Mountain Bike Champion; Andrea Garland, Planner, Alta Planning & Design; Veronica Davis, Founder, Black Women Bike D.C.; Kimberly White, Youth Advocate, Recycle-A-Bicycle; and Nelle Pierson, Events Coordinator, Washington Area Bicyclist Association.
Registration for the event, which runs from 2 to 4 p.m., is free and available here. For the official press release, click here. The forum is being held in conjunction with the 2012 National Bike Summit.
October 2, 2011
I’ll be making a number of appearances on the East and West coasts over the new few months. Here’s the list so far. I’ll update it as my schedule evolves.
October 17, 2011: Public Bikes HQ, 123 South Park, San Francisco, CA, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: How the Bicycle Helped Women Break Free in the 1890s
October 27, 2011: Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living, 228 Grand Avenue, Englewood, NJ, 1:00 p.m.: Wheels of Change
November 8, 2011: New York City School Library System Fall Conference, Brooklyn Tech High School, 29 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, NY, 12:00 p.m.: Deconstructing Nonfiction: How One Author Uses Images and Primary Sources To Help Tell a Story
November 18, 2011: Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC, 4:00 p.m.: Wheels of Change
December 3, 2011: National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, 9:15 a.m.: Poster Session #315: Salute My Bicycle! How the Two-Wheeler Changed America Forever
May 18, 2011
On June 8, 2011, I'll be reading from Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley and signing books at Carnival Night for Kids in New York City's Central Park. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and is a benefit for the youth services programs of the Coalition for the Homeless. Those programs include Camp Homeward Bound, the nation's first summer sleep-away camp for homeless children; Bound for Success, an afterschool and day care program; and the Coalition's comprehensive crisis services for families.
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