Archive for Virginia Festival of the Book

Things I’m Doing in 2012: Spring Edition (Updated! Improved!)

Posted in Appearances, Middle Grade Books, Powerless, The Dead Gentleman, Writing, YA Books with tags , on March 7, 2012 by Matt

Here’s the updated list of Cool Things I’m Doing Soon. If you happen to be in any of these areas, please come by and say hello!

March 21-15th, Virginia Festival of the Book

Matthew Cody at Charlottesville Day School
Thu. March 22nd, 2012 – 9:00 AM

Matthew Cody visits with CDS elementary and middle school students

Powerless at Albemarle High School
Thu. March 22nd, 2012 – 12:45 PM

Matthew Cody (Powerless and The Dead Gentleman) chats about writing novels and comics with Albemarle High students. Open only to the AHS community.

Matthew Cody at Buford Middle School
Fri. March 23rd, 2012 – 9:00 AM

Matthew Cody discusses writing about books and comics with Buford students. Open only to the Buford school community.

Matthew Cody at Walton School
Fri. March 23rd, 2012 – 12:30 PM

Matthew Cody chats with Walton students about his books and comics. Open only to the Walton school community.

Sweet Reads
Fri. March 23rd, 2012 – 6:00 PM

Meet many of the young adult and children’s authors participating in the Festival. Celebrate literacy and literature at the Charlottesville Catholic School! Enjoy a dessert reception and chat with the authors. Open to the public.

Charlottesville Catholic School
1205 Pen Park Rd
(434) 964-040

Hosted by Charlottesville Catholic School.

Young Adult Fiction: Heroes, Demons & Bad Roommates
Sat. March 24th, 2012 – 2:00 PM

Jenny Hubbard (Paper Covers Rock), Matthew Cody (The Dead Gentleman), Wendy Shang (The Great Wall of Lucy Wu), and Jon Skovron (Misfit). Open to the public.

Matthew Cody, Jenny Hubbard, Wendy Wan-Long Shang, Jon Skovron, Bella Stander (moderator)

Village School
215 E High Street

March 25th-April 1st, 2012 NYC Teen Author Festival

The NYC Big Read (I’ll be joining a whole HOST of great authors reading all over NYC)
Thurs. March 29 10am, High School of Art and Design, at 1075 2nd Avenue

Symposium- The Writer as Time Traveler: Writing the Past While Sitting in the Present
Fri. March 30th, 3:00-3:50 PM

Matthew Cody
Jennifer Donnelly
Leanna Renee Hieber
Suzanne Weyn

moderator: David Levithan

Location: 42nd Street NYPL

April 2-5th, Chicago Schools Tour

These visits are open only to students. Hopefully if you live in the area, I’ll be visiting your school!

April 2nd, A. Vito Martinez Middle School

April 3rd, Jane Adams Middle School

April 4th, Lukancic Middle School

April 5th, Palos Middle School


Virginia is for Lovers (of Powerless?)

Posted in Awards, Middle Grade Books, Powerless, Writing, YA Books with tags , on December 7, 2011 by Matt

Even more very nice news – Powerless has been selected as a 2012-2013 Reader’s Choice Nominee!

This means that my little book will be making its way into more classrooms and into the hands of more readers than ever before. A big thanks to the Virginia State Reading Association for this honor.

I hope to meet some of the great educators and readers this spring when I come down there for the Virginia Festival of the Book! (details forthcoming on this visit)