Past Events

Below is a list of past events. Feel free to click on the links to view available recordings!

Fantastic Middle Grade Reads
Books of Wonder
Sunday, April 2 @ 3 pm EST

Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Fort Myers Regional Library

The Enchanted Life of Valentina Mejía – In-Person Book Launch
Monday, February 20, 2023 | 6 pm EST
Books & Books Coral Gables

Read-A-Thon Virtual Story Time at Brumfield Elementary
Monday, February 13, 2023 | 6:16 pm (Virtual Event)

Florida Gulf Coast University Literacy Festival
Friday, January 27, 2023 | 9 am – 2 pm ET

Visita de la autora: Alexandra Alessandri (Visita virtual)
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library
December 16, 2022 | 4-5 pm PST

UCLA Extension | Fall Quarter WP NOW Member Meeting
Fri. December 9 | 12:15 – 1:15 pm PST

2022 NCTE Annual Convention
Anaheim, CA
November 17-20, 2022
Promoting a Classroom Culture of Empathy and Compassion Through Diverse Picture Books, with Terry Catasús Jennings, Karina Gonzalez, Monica Mancillas, Ana Siqueira
Thurs. November 17 | 9:30 AM PST – 10:45 AM PST

Different Languages as Bright Stars for Students: The Importance of Multilingualism in the Classroom, with Aya Khalil, Reem Faruqi, Terry Catasús Jennings
Thurs. November 17 | 1:00 PM PST – 2:15 PM PST

Simon & Schuster Booth | Exhibit Hall
Signing ARCs of The Enchanted Life of Valentina Mejía
Fri. November 18 | 10:00 AM PST

2022 Latinx Kidlit Book Festival
Middle Grade Craft Workshop for Students with Ernesto Cisneros
October 13, 2022 | 1 – 2 pm Eastern

Multicultural Children’s Book Day #ReadYourWorld
IG Live with author Alexandra Alessandri
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 2 pm Eastern

Hilo Colectivo – La hora Hilo
August 26, 2022 | 4 PM Central/5 PM Eastern

Miami-Dade Public Library | Country Walk Branch
In-person Back-to-School Readaloud and Craft
August 13, 2022

South Florida PBS
Between the Covers Summer Series | Alexandra Alessandri
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Boca Raton Public Library | Spanish River Library
Celebrating Children’s Book Week with Author Alexandra Alessandri
Sunday, May 1, 2022 | 2-3 pm EST

BAM! Festival of Books, Art, & Music
West Palm Beach, FL
Saturday, April 9, 2022

2022 Seahawk Writing Conference
Mining Our Lives and Experiences to Create Stories and Poems
Friday, April 1, 2022 | 11 am EST

Read to Grow Popcorn & PJs: Virtual Family Storytime
Friday, March 25, 2022 | 7 pm EST

2021 Latinx Kidlit Book Festival
Mi Lugar: Finding One’s Place (En Español)
with Mariana Llanos, Raquel Ortiz, and Nomar Perez

FAME Conference 2021
Author Signing
Friday, December 3, 2021

National Latinx Writers Gathering
Ana Siqueira & Alexandra Alessandri
Owning Our Stories: Harvesting Memories
to Create Vivid Children’s Book Characters
Saturday, October 16

OCLS Virtual Event: Meet the Authors
in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month
Thursday, September 23

IG Live with Aventuras en ESL
Tuesday, September 21

BC Alumni & Friends Network Webinar
Author Reading of Isabel and Her Colores Go to School
Saturday, September 11

Isabel and Her Colores Book Launch
Books & Books IG Live Storytime

nErD Camp PA
July 15, 2021 | Check out my Flipgrid intro here

Isabel and Her Colores Blog Tour

2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
Albert Whitman: Holidays Around the World Panel

nErD Camp CT
June 12, 2021 | Check out my Flipgrid intro here

Las Musas Debut Diaries Podcast
PB Edition: Marketing and Publicity

Conversations with an Author: Women in Writing
BC South Campus

Writing the Character Driven Picture Book
BC South Campus Seahawk Writing Conference
March 12, 2021

World Read Aloud Day
February 3, 2021

Book Journey: Our Path to Picture Books
Zara González Hoang & Alexandra Alessandri in conversation

Las Musas Webinar

MDPLS Virtual Author Series with Alexandra Alessandri
Virtual Storytime with Q&A, various libraries

2020 Latinx Kidlit Book Festival
Picture Books with All the Feels

2020 NCTE Annual Convention
*Affirming Identities and Building Empathy through MG and PB Latinx Literature
With Chantel Acevedo, Adrianna Cuevas, Kim Baker, Rebecca Balcarcel, Anika Fajardo, Yolanda Gonzales, Anna Meriano, Emma Otheguy, Loriel Ryon, Mary Louise Sanchez, Julia Torres, and Shreya Vora.
*The Writer in the Composition Classroom
With Alex Giardino, Rebecca Balcarcel, and Christopher Baron

68th Annual Breakfast with the Authors
November 14, 2020

Books & Books Virtual Author Series: Alexandra Alessandri
October 3, 2020

2020 Nerd Camp PA
*Language and Culture in Kidlit
*Empowering Students of All Ages and Backgrounds with Diverse Books

OwnVoices Brainstorming:
Mining Cultural Heritage & Memories for Story
May 14, 2020 | Part of Las Musas Webinar Series

Reimagining Home: Latinx Children’s Authors on Writing
March 10, 2020 | 2020 MFLA (Music, Film, Literature, & Arts) Festival

Cancelled Events due to COVID

Picture Books That Celebrate the Diversity in Our Nation (NCTE)

First-Generation Writers on the Search for Home (NCTE)

Where I’m From: A Generative Writing Workshop
2020 Broward College MFLA (Music, Film, Literature, & Arts) Festival