Speaking Engagements & Events

Upcoming Scheduled Events

April 2023

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 4pm EST
Wellesley Books
This is a ticketed event. Children’s tickets are $15.93 and include a copy of School Trip. Tickets for adults are $5 and do not include the book. The $5 Adult tickets can be put towards a purchase of an additional copy of the book at the event.
Wellesley, MA

Thursday, April 6, 2023,
Guest host Roy Wood Jr

Friday, April 7, 2023, 4pm MT
Held at Grant Beacon Middle School
by Second Star to the Right
Denver, CO

Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1pm ET
Barnes & Noble – Colonial Plaza
Orlando, FL

Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 4:30 pm CT
The Book Stall
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 4:00 pm CT
Left Bank Books
St. Louis, MO

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 7:00 pm ET
Held at Decatur-DeKalb County Public Library
Little Shop of Stories
Decatur, GA

Wednesday, April 19-21, 2023
TLA- Texas Library Association
4/20 10:00am – 12:15pm     Black Caucus Round Table Author Session (ticketed event)
4/20 1:30pm  Jerry Craft in conversation with Jarrett Krosoczka
Austin, TX

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 2:00 pm PT
Los Angeles Times Festival of the Book
Young Adult and Middle Grade Graphic Novel: Drawing the Story with Gene Luen Yang
YA Stage
Los Angeles, CA

Monday, April 24, 2023 6:00 PM PT
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
School Visit
Alexandria, VA

Thursday, April 27, 2023 6-8 p.m.
Arlington Reads: Get Graphic at APL
Arlington Public Library
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201

Friday, April 28, 2023
Possible Polictics and Prose Event at 6pm
Washington, D.C.

May 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023
School Visit
Manhattan, NY

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
School Visit
Manhattan, NY

Wedneday, May 3, 2023
School Visit
Dobbs Ferry, NY

Thursday, May 4, 2023
School Visit
Accord, NY

Friday, May 5, 2023
School Visit
Hudson, NY

Saturday, May 6, 2023
Hudson Children’s Book Festival
Hudson, NY

Wednesday, May 10-12, 2023
Cleveland Public Library

Friday, May 19, 2023
Opelika Public Library
Opelika, Alabama

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
School Visit
Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
School Visit
Rochester, NY

Thursday, June 8, 2023
School Visit
Buffalo, NY

Tuesday, June 20-21, 2023
Neuqua Valley High School
Naperville, IL

Thursday, June 22-26, 2023
ALA Annual Conference
June 22 ReadingCon with Follett
June 24 9:30-11:00am Readathon
June 24 2:30-4:009m Panel on Book Banning
Chicago, IL

July 2023
Arkansas Literacy Association Conference & Charlie May Simon Award for Jerry Craft
Benton, Arkansas

Saturday, August 26, 2023
Schenectady County Public Library Presents author Jerry Craft
Schenectady, NY

Monday, September 11, 2023
School Visit
Nashville, Tennessee

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
School Visit
Manhattan, NY

Friday, September 29, 2023
School Visit
Riverdale, NY

Saturday, September 30, 2023
Chappaqua Children’s Book Fair
Chappaqua, NY

October 2023

Tuesday, October 3- Thursday, October 5, 2023
Plum Creek Literary Festival
Seward, Nebraska

Saturday, October 7, 2023
The Color of Education Summit – Author Jerry Craft Keynote Speaker
Raleigh, NC

Monday and Tuesday, October 16-17, 2023
School Visit
Charlotte, NC

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14-15, 2023
Michigan’s NEA Big Read
Hope College
Holland, Michigan


January 2024

February 2024

February 1, 2024
School Visit
San Jose, California

February 22, 2024
School Visit
Orlando, FL

April 2024
North Texas Teen Book Festival
Irving Convention Center
Irving, TX

July 2024
BYU Conference
Provo, Utah