Events

SOKY Book Fest: Teen & Children’s Day
Date:
Friday, 25 March 2022
Venue:
Kincely Conference Center, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Mariama J. Lockington will appear at signing tables for both Friday and Saturday of the SOKY Book Fest, as well as sit on a middle grade panel Friday, March 25th at 9am. Visit sokybookfest.org  to register! This is an in-person event.

SOKY Book Fest: Community Day
Date:
Saturday, 26 March 2022
Venue:
Kincely Conference Center, Bowling Green KY

Mariama will appear at signing tables for both Friday and Saturday of the SOKY Book Fest, as well as sit on a middle grade panel Friday, March 25th at 9am. Visit sokybookfest.org  to register! This is an in-person event.

Adoptee Literary Festival
Date:
Saturday, 9 April 2022
Time:
4/9/22 12:45 pm - 4/9/22 1:45 pm
Venue:
Virtual -Zoom

Mariama J. Lockington will appear on the Middle Grade & Young Adult at 12:45pm ET. This is a virtual event.

Visit here to register for FREE: www.adopteelitfest.com

The Adoptee Literary Festival brings together writers who self-identify as having been adopted, fostered, or otherwise displaced to share their stories, make their voices heard, and reshape the narrative of adoption which has for too long been dominated by adoptive parents and the adoption industry. Covering all genres, the festival highlights writing that makes adoptees the subject, rather than the object, of their own stories. Respectful of diverse opinions, we recognize that every adoption story is different, and celebrate all genuine voices that seek to educate, engage, and nurture.

 

Texas Library Association Conference (TLA)
Date:
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Time:
4/27/22 10:00 am
Venue:
Fort Worth Convention Center, Forth Worth TX

Mariama J. Lockington will appear on a panel titled “The Language of Music” on Wednesday, April 27th at 10:00am and a signing table at 11:30am. This is a fee-based, in-person event.

Registration info here: https://txla.org/annual-conference/

TLA 2022 aims to promote the health of librarians and libraries by equipping attendees with the tools needed to recover from uncertainty, rebalance their lives, and reconnect with their colleagues and the communities they serve.

In the Key of Us Launch Event at Joseph Beth Booksellers
Date:
Friday, 29 April 2022
Time:
4/29/22 5:00 pm
Venue:
Joseph Beth Booksellers(Lexington Greene) Lexington, KY

Join Mariama J. Lockington for the launch of her latest middle grade novel, In the Key of Us! Author and professor, DaMaris B. Hill will moderate. This is a free, in-person event. No registration required. More information about the event here: https://bit.ly/3jPyHb7

At Home with Literati: Mariama J. Lockington with Gillian McDunn and Jasmine Warga, moderated by Lisa Moore Ramée
Date:
Monday, 2 May 2022
Time:
4/17/22 7:00 pm
Venue:
Literati Book Store- Virtual Event

We’re pleased to welcome Mariama J. Lockington to our At Home with Literati Series in support of In the Key of Us. She will be joined in conversation by a panel featuring Gillian McDunn and Jasmine Warga, moderated by Lisa Moore Ramée. This is a virtual event. No pre-registration required. Link to join here: https://bit.ly/3vmtI6Z

Gaithersburg Book Festival
Date:
Saturday, 21 May 2022
Time:
5/21/22 10:00 am - 5/21/22 6:00 pm
Venue:
Gaithersburg's Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, MD

Mariama J. Lockington will appear as a featured author at this festival. Panel details TBD. This is a free, in-person event. Visit here for more info: https://www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org/

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation.

Kacen Callender Moonflower Launch Event with Mariama J. Lockington
Kacen Callender Moonflower Launch Event with Mariama J. Lockington
Date:
Tuesday, 6 September 2022
Time:
9/6/22 6:00 pm
Venue:
Books of Wonder

Meet Spirits in Moon’s Wonderful Middle Grade!

Join us for the VIRTUAL LAUNCH of Moonflower by KACEN CALLENDER, in conversation with MARIAMA J. LOCKINGTON, the author of In the Key of Us!

Beloved National Book Award winning author KACEN CALLENDER is the star of this wonderful virtual launch, in celebration of their newest middle grade story, Moonflower! 

This magical novel invites readers into a child’s struggles with mental health, and their journey to wholeness in a realm of curious spirits.

Moon’s depression is overwhelming. Therapy doesn’t help, and Moon is afraid that their mom hates them because they’re sad. Moon’s only escape is traveling to the spirit realms every night, where they hope they’ll never return to the world of the living again.

The spirit realm is where they have their one and only friend, Wolf, and where they’re excited to experience an infinite number of adventures. But when the realm is threatened, it’s up to Moon to save the spirit world.

With the help of celestial beings and guard­ians, Moon battles monsters and shadows! Get riveted by the journey of Moonflower, as Moon discovers how a magical adventure of love and acceptance awaits them in the world of the living, too

We are so pleased to be hosting KACEN CALLENDER for this wonderful virtual launch with MARIAMA J. LOCKINGTON! Be sure to join us online, where you can stream their discussion from anywhere in the world!

Tuesday, September 6th at 6:00PM EST via Crowdcast

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Mariama J. Lockington has over thirteen years of experience working as a K-12 educator in the nonprofit sector and currently works for the University of Kentucky’s College of Education. She enjoys teaching hands-on writing workshops and speaking with young people about their stories. Learn More