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). 

Padma Venkatraman provides keynote address at national and international conferences (photo below taken during keynote address at a School Library Journal Day of Dialogue),fullsizeoutput_46c

enjoys mentoring other writers (and has taught at ASTAL- RI,  Ocean State Summer Writing ConferenceSCBWI – NEJames River Writers Festival,   Writer’s Loft, Highlights Foundation ), provides guest lectures at universities (photo below taken at Harvard University),IMG_1579

has been chief guest at literary festivals worldwide, and loves interacting with young readers (photo credit for the panel below: An Open Book).

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Join the author this fall to celebrate the release of THE BRIDGE HOME! Here is a partial list of events that have been confirmed (and for more current and complete information on other upcoming events, follow the author’s twitter feed @padmatv): Sept 14 (Sat) Princeton Children’s Book Festival, NJ; Sept 21 (Sat) COLA, RI; Sept 25-19 (Thurs-Sun) Highlights Foundation, PA; Oct 3 (Thurs) UMass Amherst, MA; Oct 5 (Sa) Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, NY; Oct 12-13 (Sat-Sun) JRW Conference, VA; Oct 17-18 (Thurs-Fri) VCBF, VA; Oct 25-26 (Fri-Sat) IBBY, TX; Oct 26-27 (Sat-Sun) TBF, TX; Nov 2 (Sat) Nerdcamp LI, NY; Nov 15-17 VCFA residency, VT; Nov 21-25 (Thurs – Mon) NCTE/ALAN, MD; Dec 7 (Sat) 1-3 p.m. Barnes and Noble, Framingham, MA; Dec 14 (Sat) Odyssey Books, South Hadley, MA.