Events

The Boozy Book Fair – Fall for a Good Book
The Boozy Book Fair – Fall for a Good Book
Date:
Thursday, 28 September 2023
Time:
9/28/23 5:00 pm - 9/28/23 8:00 pm
Venue:
Morley's's Back Yard, Danville KY
Join Plaid Elephant Books and the Centre College Bookstore on Thursday, September 28th for books, drinks, food, and friends. Remember how much you loved the Scholastic Book Fair when you were a kid? It’s time to bring back all those feelings…but with a grown-up twist. Browse a selection of books for all ages (including new titles for Halloween!) plus bookmarks, activity books, and other fun things. The fair will include some of the region’s top young adult authors to our event. Meet Mariama J. Lockington, David Arnold, Kaitlyn Hill, and Heather Henson and get your books signed on the spot! This is a FREE, in-person event. Visit here to learn more.
Kentucky Book Festival
Kentucky Book Festival
Date:
Saturday, 21 October 2023
Time:
10/21/23 10:00 am - 10/21/23 5:00 pm
Venue:
Joseph-Beth Bookseller, Lexington KY

Mariama J. Lockington will appear at the Kentucky Book Festival! Come browse, say hello, and get a book signed! This is a FREE, in-person event. Visit here for more info. 

When We Become Ours Launch Event
When We Become Ours Launch Event
Date:
Tuesday, 24 October 2023
Time:
10/24/23 7:00 pm
Venue:
Virtual— Loyalty Books

Join us for the the launch of When We Become Ours: A YA Adoptee Anthology edited by Nicole Chung and Shannon Gibney. This launch will feature some of the anthology contributors, including Mariama J. Lockington, for a discussion about this groundbreaking work. This is a FREE, virtual event being hosted by Loyalty Books. Visit here for more info and to register!

All Colors of the Rainbow Symposium
Date:
Saturday, 4 November 2023
Venue:
East Carolina University

Mariama J. Lockington will be a featured author and speaker for this 1-day, in-person symposium featuring LGBTQIA+ storytellers at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Check back here for more info and registration links soon!

NCTE Conference- Nov. 16-19
Date:
Thursday, 16 November 2023
Venue:
Columbus, Ohio

Mariama J. Lockington will appear on various panels and workshops at the NCTE National Convention on November 16-19th, 2023. This is a fee-based, in-person conference aimed at English teachers and educators. Please visit the NCTE page for schedule, registration details, and additional info! 

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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