Erin Dionne: Fall Book Tour

September 20, 2013

Below is a complete list of Assoc. Prof. Erin Dionne‘s autumn appearances in support of her newest book, MOXIE AND THE ART OF RULE BREAKING, (Dial Books, 2013).

Sept. 21 • 11 am – 4:30 pm
Boston Teen Author Festival
Cambridge Public Library
Uncover the Mystery Panel with Diana Renn, Jack Ferraiolo, Kate Burak and Marissa Doyle

Sept. 25 • 11:30 am – 12:30 am
Paul M. Scott Library
Montserrat College of Art
Artist Talk and Book Signing!

Sept. 28 • 10 am – 4 pm
Rhode Island College, Providence
Workshop Session: “Say What?” Crafting Realistic Dialog
Writing convincing, natural-sounding dialogue is one of the most difficult challenges for writers of all levels. In this active workshop session, I will identify what constitutes “good” dialogue, the significance of what is not being said, how to differentiate characters through dialogue, and when to use slang, profanity, and regional dialects. Together, we will explore the common conversational ailments of “floating head” syndrome and its cousin, locomotion-it is, and strategize ways to avoid them. Be prepared to read aloud – developing an “ear” for dialogue requires listening skills as well as writing skills!

Oct. 5 • 7 – 9 pm
Books on the Square
Providence, RI
Signing and party! Come to learn about the 1990 Gardner Museum art heist, stay for the book talk.

Oct. 19 Boston Book Festival
Time & location TBA
Panel discussion

Nov. 2 • 2 – 3:30 pm
Blue Bunny Bookstore, Dedham, MA
Signing event with Nancy Werlin, National Book Award finalist, Edgar winner, NYT bestselling author. Author of UNTHINKABLE (Dial Books, 2013)

Nov. 16 • 10:15 – 11:30 am
AASL Conference, Hartford, CT
Panel Moderator: Rising to the Global Challenge: Literature as a Tool for Creating World Citizens
Panelists include: Cynthia Levinson, Ann Haywood Leal, Lynne Kelly, Tara Sullivan, Mitali Perkins, Natalie Lorenzi, Jeannie Mobley, & Mary Sullivan Walsh

Nov. 22 • 11 am – 12 pm
NCTE conference, Boston, MA
Signing in the Penguin Booth

Nov. 25 • 11 am – 12 pm
ALAN Panel Presenter, Boston, MA
Introducing Junior Noir: A Funny, Fun Walk on the Dark Side
Co-presenter: Edgar Award Winner Jack Ferraiolo
More than just bubble gum mysteries a la Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, junior noir features complex subjects with high-stakes payouts. Our session will identify elements of the noir genre and how they manifest in stories for younger readers. Participants will look at specific titles and discuss these elements as they pertain to a range of readers– from drawing reluctant readers in via suspense and fast pacing, to teaching the literary touchstones of noir to advanced students.

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