Saturday, October 7, 11 am – 1 pm, Signing, Barnes & Noble, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Julie Berry joins author Erin Fry for a signing at the Etiwanda School District Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble in Rancho Cucamonga. Your purchases support the school. For more information, visit the event page on Barnes & Noble’s website.

Barnes & Noble, Rancho Cucamonga
11090 Foothill Blvd
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

October 11, 2017 School visit, Mindess Elementary School, Ashland, MA

In 2012, in a workshop at Mindess, the idea for The Emperor’s Ostrich was born. Julie has dedicated the book to the children at the school, and now, through the generosity of the PTO, every fifth grader at Mindess will receive a copy of the novel. Julie will conduct presentations and workshops throughout the day, followed by an evening celebration and signing at the public library.

October 11, 2017 6:30 pm Ashland Public Library, Ashland, MA Celebration of The Emperor’s Ostrich & Mindess Elementary School

Join regular Ashland visiting author Julie Berry for a very special celebration at the Ashland Public Library. Julie’s latest middle grade novel, The Emperor’s Ostrich (Roaring Brook/Macmillan), got its start in a writing workshop in 2012 with students at Ashland’s David Mindess Elementary School. The book is dedicated to the students at the school, and through the generosity of the PTO, each fifth grader at Ashland will receive a copy of the novel.

Discussion, reading, and signing.  Books available for purchase.

Meet a spoiled emperor, a determined milkmaid, a persistent vagabond, a questionable circus proprietor, and an ostrich and a cow in love. 🙂

October 12, 6:30 pm, Emperor’s Ostrich Party, 35 Wayne Road, Needham, MA

art by Liz Starin

This celebration, featuring Ostrich-themed games, treats, and activities, as well as a reading and Q&A with the author, is open to the public, though held at a private residence. For more information, contact Books will be available for purchase and signing. Come join the Ostrich Rumpus!

Friday, October 13 School visit, Richer Elementary School, Marlborough, MA

Julie will visit Richer Elementary School in Marlborough, Massachusetts, conducting presentations and workshops, and signing books for students. Books available for pre-order, supplied by Porter Square Books. For more information, contact front office or the PTO. For more information on school visits, click here.

March 7-10, 2017 Point of View Workshops, Chenery Middle School, Belmont, MA

Julie introduces a new set of student workshops on exploring Point of View in writing, and learning what it has to teach us about character creation, and about empathy.

March 22, 2017 Author Visit, Mansfield Public Library, 3:30 p.m.

Julie will lead a writing workshop and discuss her new Printz Honor title, The Passion of Dolssa. To register for this event, click here. For more information, visit the Mansfield Public Library’s web page.

March 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Strong Women in Young Adult Fiction Author Panel, Barnes & Noble, Framingham, MA

Julie joins YA & MG authors A.J. Paquette, A. C. Gaughen, and Jane Smolik for a lively conversation about fiction for teens involving strong female protagonists. For more information, visit Barnes & Noble’s event page.

April 7, 2017 Author’s Day Visit, Barbieri Elementary School, Framingham, MA

April 8, 2017 1:30 pm Maynard Book Festival, Maynard Public Library, Maynard, MA

Julie joins a panel of writers of young adults discussing books of interest to adults as well as children.  The panel includes M.T. Anderson, winner of the National Book award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the Globe-Horn Book award, and a Printz Honor, for his books Feed, and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, and  Tara Sullivan, winner of the Notable Social Studies Trade Book award, and author of Golden Boy and The Bitter side of Sweet, and Julie, whose most recent book, The Passion of Dolssa was awarded a Printz honor and nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award.  The panel will be moderated by Cathryn Mercier, director of the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College. Panel starts at 1:30. Books supplied for signing by Porter Square Books