Jacqueline West, Writer
Events and Schools
Appearance schedule | Contact | For Teachers
Jacqueline loves to meet with readers and writers of all ages. Her background in teaching makes her an approachable and enthusiastic speaker and workshop leader.
Her rates very based on time, distance, and event type, and are usually negotiable. Her only requirements are a projector, if possible (she'll bring her own laptop), a microphone (if the venue where she'll be speaking is especially large or loud), and water (if she forgets to bring her own; she does that sometimes).
All presentations can be modified to suit an audience’s needs. If you have a particular topic or area in mind, Jacqueline may be able to create a talk/presentation tailored to your specifications.
If you are interested in having Jacqueline visit your school, library, bookstore, or other organization, contact her at jacqueline <at> jacquelinewest.com for rates and availability.Penguin Publishing Author Appearances Page
(public events in bold)
September 24-29: School visits, Stillwater, MN
October 12-13: Waupaca Book Festival, Waupaca, WI
October 17: Memoir-writing workshop for retired educators, River Falls, WI
October 28: Reading, signing, and Halloween projects and treats at Karma Gifts, River Falls, WI. 1:00 - 3:00
November 2 - 3: Under the Bed (Jacqueline's original play for young actors) premieres at Twin Bluff Middle School, Red Wing, MN. Performances at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3
November 8 - 9 : Mosinee Middle School, Mosinee, WI
November 18: Kids Day at The Book Shelf, Winona, Minnesota's independent bookstore. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
February 1 - 2: booksALIVE! Festival of Reading, Panama City, FL
February 20-21: Visiting author at Little Falls Middle School, Little Falls, MN
March 18-22: Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science
April 27 - 28: April is for Authors, Palm Beach, Florida
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January 17 - 26: School Visits, Plano ISD, Plano, TX
February 7: Hammond Library, Girl Scout meeting, Hammond, WI
February 22: Girl Scouts Centennial Great Girl Gathering, Girl Scout Shop, Mall of America. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
March 5: Menomonie Schools, Menomonie, WI
March 5: Family Night, Menomonie Middle School. 5:30 dinner, 6:15 p.m. presentation/reading. (Free ticketed event, open to families and students of Menomonie schools)
March 8: West Salem Elementary School, West Salem, WI
March 19 - 23: Writer-in-Residence at Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Sciences, Eagan, MN
March 27: Plum City Schools, Plum City, Wisconsin
April 14: Minnesota Book Awards Gala (Ticketed event)
April 18: Texas Library Association Convention, Houston, TX. Panel: "Thrill Masters" - 10:15 a.m. In-booth signings for the rest of the afternoon
May 8: Mosinee Elementary School, Mosinee, WI
May 14: Twin Bluff Middle School, Red Wing, MN
May 19: Concord Elementary Book Fair, Barnes & Noble Galleria, Edina, MN. Reading and signing, 11:00 a.m.
May 22: St. John Vianney School, St. Paul, MN
May 23: Spring Valley Elementary, Spring Valley, WI
June 5-8: Fairfax County Schools, Fairfax VA
June 27: Ellsworth Middle School, Ellsworth, WI
July 5: THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE, VOLUME THREE: THE SECOND SPY released
July 7: Summer Celebration of the Arts, Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN. 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Signing and selling THE SHADOWS, SPELLBOUND, and THE SECOND SPY
July 13: THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE, VOLUME THREE: THE SECOND SPY release party! Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN. 7 p.m.
July 28: Valley Bookseller, Stillwater, MN. 2pm - Reading, chatting, signing
July 30: Girl Scouts Anniversary Event, Hudson, WI. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
February 3: Rocky Branch Elementary, River Falls, WI
February 9: Salem Hills Elementary, Inver Grove Heights, MN. A Dakota County Libraries event. 12:55 - 2:35
February 25: Eagle View Elementary, Fairfax County, VA.
March 1: Senior Gathering, St. Bridget Church, River Falls, WI. St. Bridget School, River Falls, WI
March 14 - 18: Writer-in-Residence, Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Sciences, Eagan, MN
March 18: Readers’ Choice Event for the MN Book Award, Open Book, Minneapolis - 7:00
April 5: Plum City Schools, Plum City, WI
April 11: Parrish Middle School, Salem, OR
April 16: Minnesota Book Awards Gala, St. Paul (Ticketed event)
April 19: Tuesday Club Meeting, River Falls, WI
April 28 - 29: Prescott High School and Middle School, Prescott, WI
May 14: SCBWI Dakotas Sioux Falls Conference (speaker/panelist)
June 14: THE SHADOWS released in paperback
July 9: Summer Celebration of the Arts, Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
July 12: THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE, VOLUME TWO: SPELLBOUND released!
July 12: Red Wing Public Library, Red Wing, MN. 10:30 a.m.
July 14: Valley Bookseller, Stillwater, MN. 5:00 p.m.
July 16: Best of Times Bookstore, Red Wing, MN. 10:00 a.m.
August 2: Reading Frenzy Book Shop, Zimmerman, MN. 6:30 p.m.
August 16: Excelsior library, Girls' Book Club, Excelsior, MN
August 20: Bookin' It, Little Falls, MN. Signing in-store from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 22: Midwest Booksellers' Association Trade Show Authors Lunch, Minneapolis, MN
October 28: American Association of Schools and Libraries Conference. Signing at the Penguin booth from 11:30 - 12:30, AASL booth: 1:00 - 2:15, Mackin booth: 3:00 - 4:00.
October 29: Reading, signing, and chatting at Karma Gifts, River Falls, WI 1:00 p.m.
November 1: Memoir-writing workshop for adults, St. Francis Parish Hall, Ellsworth, WI
November 7 - 11: Elementary school visits, Round Rock, Texas
December 10: Holiday Celebration of the Arts, Anderson Center, Red Wing MN. Signing and selling copies of The Shadows, Spellbound, and Cherma. 11:00am - 5:00pm.
Contact Jacqueline with questions, comments, speaking invitations, etc. at: jacqueline <at> jacquelinewest.com