Join the author to celebrate the release of THE BRIDGE HOME (and for more current 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; Apr 7-12 Highlights; Apr 26-27 Providence Book Festival; May 3-5 NESCBWI; May 19-28 Book Festival, Trinidad; May 29-Jun1 GAPS IAPL, Germany.

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 using the contact form

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).