Appearances

Upcoming Events

  • PRINCETON, NJ: “Writers on Writing: Craft, Character, and Revisions”
    Conversation & signing at Labyrinth Books with Tiffany D. Jackson (Monday’s Not Coming), Claire Legrand (Furyborn), and Anica Mrose Rissi (Always Forever Maybe).
    Four acclaimed YA authors discuss their latest novels and the craft of writing fiction with a literary bent. The conversation will cover the authors’ best (and worst) techniques for writing and revising, lessons pulled from working with an editor, how plot shapes character and character shapes plot, and more. Perfect for curious readers and aspiring writers of all genres.
    Tues., Oct. 23, 6pm
    Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ (map)
  • DOYLESTON, PA: “Confessionals: Nova Ren Suma and Emily X.R. Pan in Conversation (Spilling Their Secrets)”
    Conversation & signing at Doylestown Bookshop with Emily X.R. Pan (The Astonishing Color of After)
    Sun., October 28, 1pm
    The Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S Main Street, Doylestown, PA (map)
  • PORTLAND, OR: Portland Book Festival
    —Panel: “Time to Fight: Facing the Truth” with Elizabeth Acevedo and Brendan Kiely, moderated by Emily Suvada
    Pop-Up Reading in the Portland Art Museum (paired with In the Summerhouse by George Tooker); book signing.
    Sat., November 10
    Panel and Signing, 10:00–11:00am: The Old Church (Edwards Lienhart Family Foundation Stage), 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR (map)
    Pop-Up Reading, 1:30–1:45pm: Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR (map)
  • HOUSTON, TX: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention
    November 15–18
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall A3
    Houston, TX
    Convention Info
    Build Your Stack session, Fri., Nov. 16, 2:20–3:25pm: Workman/Algonquin Booth 237.
    In-Booth Signing, Fri., Nov. 16, 3:30–4:30pm: Workman/Algonquin Booth 237.
  • HOUSTON, TX: The ALAN Workshop
    November 19–20
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall A3
    Houston, TX
    Workshop Info
    Panel: “In Conversation: Emily X.R. Pan & Nova Ren Suma,” 9:20–9:40am, Location TBD.
    Signing immediately following.
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA: All But True Reading Series: Featuring Katherine Locke & Nova Ren Suma
    Author Readings hosted by The Working Writers Group
    Wed., Nov. 28, 6pm

    Penn Book Center
    130 S. 34th Street
    PhiladelphiaPA (map)
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA: Lunch with Nova Ren Suma at Kelly Writers House
    Kelly Writers House/UPenn
    Creative Writing Program
    Tues., March 12, 12pm in the Arts Cafe
    RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu or 215-746-POEM
    Hosted by: Beth Kephart
  • PORTLAND, OR: AWP Conference
    March 28–30, 2019
    Panels:
    —”Reaching Climax: Girls with Sexual Agency” with Bree Barton, Dana L. Davis, and Britta Lundin, Emily X.R. Pan
    —”The Revision That Got Away from Me” with Brandy Colbert, Maria Dahvana Headley, Erin Saldin, and Eliot Schrefer
  • AUSTIN, TX: TLA Annual Conference
    April 15–18, 2019
  • WOODSIDE, CA: Djerassi YA Novel Writing Workshop-Retreat
    May 4–10, 2019. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA. Workshop instructor.

Past Appearances, Residencies, and Workshops:

2018

  • Book Launch for Emily X.R. Pan’s The Astonishing Color of After: March 20, 2018. McNally Jackson Bookstore, New York, NY. In conversation with Emily X.R. Pan.
  • Texas Library Association Conference: April 3–6, 2018. Dallas, Texas.
  • 2018 Djerassi YA Novel Reunion Retreat: April 16–21, 2018. The Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA. Workshop instructor.
  • School Library Journal Day of Dialog 2018: May 30, 2018. NYU Kimmel Center, New York, NY.
  • Book Expo: June 1, 2018. Javits Center, New York, NY.
  • BookCon: June 2, 2018. Javits Center, New York, NY.
  • ALA Annual Conference: June 23–25, 2018. New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA.
  • Heart of Thorns Book Event: August 2, 2018. Big Blue Marble Bookshop, Mt. Airy, PA. In conversation with Bree Barton.
  • A Room Away from the Wolves NYC Book Launch: Sept. 4, 2018. McNally Jackson, New York, NY. In conversation with Melissa Albert.
  • A Room Away from the Wolves Philly Book Launch: Sept. 6, 2018. Head House Books, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Barnes & Noble Oxford Valley Launch Party Panel: Sept. 7, 2018. Barnes & Noble, The Court @ Oxford Valley, Fairless Hills, PA. With Courtney Summers and Tiffany Schmidt.
  • Boston Teen Author Festival: September 22, 2018. Cambridge Public Library and the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA.
  • Hudson Valley YA Society Panel: September 23, 2018. Oblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY. With Sara Farizan and Monica Hesse.
  • Hometown Reading & Signing: September 24, 2018. The Golden Notebook, Woodstock, NY.
  • Point Street Reading Series: September 25, 2018. Alchemy, Providence, RI. With Blair Hurley, Delia Owens, Corey Brettschneider, and Suzanne Matson.
  • Texas Teen Book Festival: October 6, 2018. St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX.
  • Interabang Books A Room Away from the Wolves & All the Wind in the World Event: October 8, 2018. Interabang Books, Dallas, TX. With Samantha Mabry. 
  • Boston Book Festival: October 13, 2018. Boston, MA.

2017

  • 2017 AWP Conference: February 9–12, 2017. Washington, DC. Moderated “The Book of Your Heart: Ignoring Market Trends and Writing the Novel Most Connected to You” and panelist on “Mystery in the Writing Process: Discovery, Revelation, and Withholding for Writers and Their Readers.”
  • Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at KGB: March 15, 2017. KGB Bar, New York, NY.
  • NYC Teen Author Festival: Feminism in the Real World and in YA Panel: March 20, 2017. New York Public Library, New York, NY.
  • 2017 New England SCBWI Conference #NESCBWI: April 21–23, 2017. Sheraton Monarch Springfield, Springfield, MA. Conference faculty.
  • 2017 Djerassi YA Novel Workshop-Retreat: June 18–24, 2017. The Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA. Workshop instructor.
  • 2017 SCBWI 46th Annual Summer Conference: July 7–10, 2017. Los Angeles, CA. Conference faculty.
  • NCTE 2017: November 17, 2017. St. Louis, MO. Panelist.

2016

  • Djerassi YA Novel Writing Workshop: March 6–12, 2016. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA. Workshop instructor.
  • Djerassi YA Novel Alumni Reunion Workshop: March 17–23, 2016. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA. Workshop instructor.
  • 2016 AWP Conference: March 30–April 2, 2016. Los Angeles, CA. Panelist on “Making Monsters: Exploring Otherness in YA/MG Literature” and “Sex, Drugs, Violence (and Rock ‘n’ Roll): Exploring the Boundaries of Young Adult Lit.”
  • Meet the Edgar Award Nominees: April 27, 2016. Books of Wonder, New York, NY.
  • The Edgar Banquet: April 28, 2016. Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, NY.
  • Read Up, Greenville: August 6, 2016. Peace Center, Greenville, SC.
  • Brooklyn Book Festival: September 18, 2016. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Highlights Foundation Books with Bite Workshop: October 19–23, 2016. The Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, PA. Workshop instructor.
  • Nova Ren Suma & Courtney Summers at McNally Jackson: October 25, 2016. McNally Jackson Bookstore, New York, NY.
  • YALLfest: November 11–12, 2016. Charleston, SC.
  • YASD Annual Librarian Luncheon: December 1, 2016. Riverhead, NY. Featured author/speaker.

2015

  • ABA Winter Institute: Feb. 10, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC.
  • Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference: Feb. 19–21, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Conference faculty.
  • The North Texas Teen Book Festival: March 7, Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX.
  • NYC Teen Author Festival Saturday Symposium: March 21, New York Public Library, New York, NY.
  • The Walls Around Us Book Launch: Nova Ren Suma in Conversation with Libba Bray: March 23, McNally Jackson Books, New York, NY.
  • Teen Author Reading Night: April 1, Jefferson Market Library, New York, NY.
  • AWP Conference: April 8–12, Minneapolis, MN. Panelist on ASU Piper Center’s “Plot is Character, Character is Plot” and “Growing Up in a Magical Space: Magical Realism in Contemporary YA and Children’s Literature.”
  • Odyssey Bookshop April YA Panel: April 25, South Hadley, MA. With authors Lance Rubin and Tommy Wallach.
  • Hudson Valley YA Society Event: April 25, Oblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY. With authors Lance Rubin and Tommy Wallach.
  • The All-Ages Show: A Kid-Lit Conference Presented by Rutgers Writers House: Rutgers Barnes & Noble, New Brunswick, NJ. With authors Kate Milford, J.A. White, Michelle Knudsen, Daniel José Older, Michael Barakiva, and editorial director Joy Peskin.
  • Cannibals, Skyships, and Killer Ballerinas: The YA Stylings of Camille DeAngelis, Maria Dahvana Headley, and Nova Ren Suma: May 6, McNally Jackson Bookstore, New York, NY.
  • The Walls Around Us Book Event & Reading: May 18, Bethesda Library in conjunction with Politics and Prose, Bethesda, MD.
  • SCBWI NY Metro Tuesday Professional Series talk on “Finding Your Own Unique Voice: Taking Risks and Being True to Yourself as a Writer”: June 9, Anthropological Society, New York, NY.
  • Djerassi YA Novel Workshop-Retreat: June 21–26, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA. Workshop instructor.
  • 2015 ALA Conference: June 29, San Francisco, CA.
  • Not Your Mother’s Book Club Presents YA Thrills & Chills: June 30, Books Inc., Palo Alto, CA. With authors Katie Coyle and Lauren Saft.
  • Salem College First-Year Read Visit: Lecture and Book Signing: September 8, Shirley Recital Hall, Elberson Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Books with Bite Workshop and Retreat with Nova Ren Suma and Micol Ostow: September 16–20, Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, PA. Workshop instructor.
  • Texas Book Festival: October 17–18, Austin, TX. Lit Crawl “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” reading and book festival “Paranormal Activity” panel with Daniel José Older and Paige McKenzie.
  • A Week in Residency with Nova Ren Suma: November 8–14, the Writing Barn, Austin, TX. Workshop instructor.
  • BookPeople Event & Signing: Nova Ren Suma and Suzanne Young: November 11, BookPeople, Austin, TX.
  • NCTE/ALAN: November 21–24, Minneapolis, MN.

2014

  • Djerassi Writes: YA Novel Workshop: Feb. 9–14, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA. Workshop instructor. 
  • AWP Conference: Feb. 26–March 1, Seattle, WA. Panelist on “Commercial Literary Fiction (Not an Oxymoron): The Place of Craft in Writing and Teaching Children’s and Young Adult Literature.”
  • New England SCBWI Conference: Create Bravely: May 2–4, Springfield, MA. Conference faculty.
  • Djerassi Writes: YA Novel Workshop (second session): June 22–27, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA. Workshop leader. 
  • The Craft of Creativity: The Inaugural Showcase Featuring the Master Class Room Instructors: Sept. 8, The Writers Room, New York, NY.
  • Highlights Whole Novel Workshop with Sarah Aronson and Nancy Werlin: Sept. 10–11, Highlights Foundation, Honesdale, PA. Special guest author.
  • Changing Hands Signing & Reading: Sept. 17. Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ. With author Elizabeth Fama.
  • Yaddo: December 2014, Saratoga Springs, NY. Writing residency. 

2013

  • Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater and Signing: March 22, Union Square Barnes & Noble, New York, NY. With authors Eireann Corrigan, Elizabeth Eulberg, Jeff Hirsch, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell. *NYC Teen Author Festival event
  • Mutual Admiration Society reading at McNally Jackson: March 23, McNally Jackson, New York, NY. With authors Sharon Cameron, A.S. King, Michael Northrop, Diana Peterfreund, Victoria Schwab. *NYC Teen Author Festival event
  • Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder: March 24, Books of Wonder, New York, NY. With more than 40 authors. *NYC Teen Author Festival event
  • Teen Author Reading Night: April 3, Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library, New York, NY. With authors Caela Carter, Elizabeth Eulberg, Barry Lyga, Michael Northrop, Lindsay Ribar, Nina Shengold, and K. M. Walton.
  • Fantastic Teen Reads for Spring Reading and Signing Event: April 14, Books of Wonder, New York, NY. With authors Brittany Geragotelis, Jesse Karp, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Suzanne Weyn.
  • Hudson Valley YA Society Panel, Reading & Signing: April 28, Oblong Books and Music, Rhinebeck, NY. With authors Lauren Morrill, Lauren Oliver, and Jess Rothenberg.
  • New England SCBWI Conference: Word-by-Word: The Art of Craft: May 3–5, Springfield, MA. Conference faculty.
  • The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences: June 11–23, Rabun Gap, GA. Awarded NEA fellowship and stipend for writing residency.
  • YA Trio Book Event: June 24, Malaprop’s Bookstore, Asheville, NC. With authors Stephanie Perkins and Beth Revis.
  • Beneath the Surface YA Author Panel: July 11, Irving Public Library, Irving, TX. With authors Rae Carson, Tessa Gratton, Tahereh Mafi, Aimée Carter, and Ransom Riggs.
  • KGB Fantastic Fiction Reading: August 21, KGB Bar, New York, NY. With Libba Bray.
  • The MacDowell Colony: September 2013, Peterborough, NH. Writing residency.

2012

  • Djerassi Resident Artists Program: March 13–April 12, Woodside, CA. Writing residency.
  • Teen Book Club: April 25, Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, Fair Lawn, NJ. Book club visit.
  • YA Author Panel: June 15, Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz, NY. With authors Jennifer Castle and Kim Purcell.
  • Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop: July 22–29, Laramie, WY. Writing workshop.
  • Tandem Reading Series YA Night: August 5, The Cell Theatre, New York, NY. With authors Patty Blount and Dan Krokos.
  • RJ Julia Penguin Young Readers Group YA Event: September 20, RJ Julia Bookstore, Madison, CT. With authors Tara Altebrando, Susane Colasanti, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Natasha Friend, and Kat Rosenfield.
  • Kidlitosphere Conference 2012: September 29, New York Public Library main branch, New York, NY. Presenter.
  • The Millay Colony: November 2012, Austerlitz, NY. Writing residency.

2011

  • The MacDowell Colony: January–February 2011. Writing residency.
  • This Week in NY 10th Anniversary Party: May 18, Fontana’s Bar, New York, NY. Reading, with performances by Andrew Giangola, Megan Reilly with James Mastro, Paula Carino and the Sliding Scale, Dean Haspiel, and Kyle Smith.
  • NYC Teen Author Carnival: May 23, Mulberry Street Library, New York, NY. Author panel and signing with multiple authors.
  • WKNY 1490 with Warren Lawrence: May 31, Kingston, NY. Radio interview.
  • Great Summer Reads for Teens Panel and Signing: June 16, Books of Wonder, New York, NY. With authors Tara Altebrando, Susane Colasanti, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lisa Piscou.
  • July Teen Author Reading Night: July 6, Jefferson Market Library, New York, NY. With authors Tara Altebrando, Matt Blackstone, Christopher Grant, Alissa Grosso, Sarah Darer Littman, Gae Polisner, and Melissa Walker.
  • Barnes & Noble Reading and Signing: July 11, Kingston Barnes & Noble, Kingston, NY. Solo event.
  • The 40th Anniversary SCBWI Summer Conference: August 5–7, Los Angeles, CA. Conference faculty; panel appearance and workshop faculty.
  • YA Rising Stars / Bridge to Books Event: August 7, Once Upon a Time Bookstore, Montrose, CA. With authors Cindy Pon, Holly Goldberg Sloan, and Suzanne Young.
  • WAMC Northeast Public Radio: August 12, WAMC “Roundtable” radio interview with Katie Britton.
  • Hudson Valley YA Society Event: August 14, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY. With author Micol Ostow.
  • Teen Author Event: “Picking Up the Pieces… Why We Write”: October 14, The Dolphin Bookshop, Port Washington, NY. With authors Matt Blackstone, Christopher Grant, Michael Northrop, Gae Polisner, Lena Roy, and Arlaina Tibensky.
  • Reading and Q&A: November 6, Inquiring Minds Bookstore and Cafe, Saugerties, NY. With author Susannah Appelbaum.
  • Teen Author Event: November 15, The Huntington Public Library, Huntington, NY. With authors Matt Blackstone, Gae Polisner, and more.