Join the author to celebrate the release of THE BRIDGE HOME (and for more current and complete information on other upcoming events, follow the author’s twitter feed @padmatv): Sun 3 Feb 3:30 p.m. Barrington Books Retold RI; Sat 16 Feb 12-2:00 p.m. Wakefield Books RI; Sat 23 Feb 4:00 p.m. Books on the Square RI; Sat 2 Mar 2:00 p.m. R.J. Julia’s CT; Thurs 7 Mar 7:00 p.m. Wellesley Books MA; Sat 16 Mar RosieCon IN; Sat 20 Mar 2:00 p.m. Aesop’s Fable MA; 31 Mar-1 Apr MSLA MA; Apr 4-6 WPWR RI; Apr 7-12 Highlights; Apr 26-27 Providence Book Festival RI; Apr 27 4:30 p.m. An Unlikely Story MA; May 1 6:30 p.m. Maury Lootjens Memorial Free Library (event in aid of Narragansett Public Library) RI; May 3-5 NESCBWI MA; May 5 Raise the Roof (event in aid of Habitat for Humanity), CT; May 19-28 Book Festival, Trinidad; Jun 15 Youth Author Series (City of Asylum) PA; June 20-25 ALA DC.

Invite Padma Venkatraman to provide a commencement speech or keynote address at your conference, conduct a workshop, or visit your school, library or book club, by contacting her speaking agency: The Author Village (email hello at the author village dot com). 

Writing Conferences

Padma Venkatraman has been a regular faculty member at several conferences such as: ASTAL- RIHighlights FoundationOcean State Summer Writing Conference and SCBWI – NEJames River Writers Festival.  She is also part of the Writer’s Loft community. 

School, Library and Book Club Visits

Padma Venkatraman does in-person visits (rates range from a few hundred to a few thousand) as well as free and paid skype visits. For more information on workshop possibilities, click here.

Keynotes, Panels, Conferences, Festivals

Padma Venkatraman has provided keynote addresses at national conferences and international author festivals (such as the James River Writers Festival, PEN world Voices Festival, Beach Pen Literary Festival in Trinidad, Hong Kong Young Readers Festival and NCTE). 

Guest Lectures

Padma Venkatraman has given guest lectures at departments of english, library science, writing and education, at universities across the nation (such as Harvard University, Oakland University, and The University of Rhode Island).