To arrange a speaking engagement, please contact Dawn Stuart  events@booksincommon.org. at Books in Common, or call 541-318-6288

Fall 2018

 

Saturday, September 1 
Washington, DC
National Book Festival
Washington Convention Center
Our World Stage
Sy will join Spineless author Juli Berwald and NPR host Linda Holmes for a panel discussion of sea creatures and what animals and the ocean mean in our lives.
3:50 p.m.; book signing at 5:30
For more info about the festival, visit https://www.loc.gov/bookfest/

Tuesday, September 25
Providence, RI
New England Independent Booksellers Association Author Reception
Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St
6-7:30  p.m.
Friends please note: This is a booksellers only event!

Wednesday, September 26
Brooklyn, New York
Greenlight Books,
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
7:30 p.m.
Sy and her good friend National Book Award finalist Eliot Schraefer (his newest is Orphaned) will speak about their just-published books, answer questions, and sign and personalize books afterwards.

Friday, September 28
Cambridge, MA
Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
7 p.m.
Sy and dear friend and national bestseller Vicki Croke (her latest is Elephant Company) will be on hand to celebrate Sy’s new book—which originated in an interview Vicki did with Sy! Both will sign and personalize books afterwards.

Sunday, September 30
Nashville, TN
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN
2 p.m.
At the home bookstore of Rebecca Green, whose gorgeous illustrations grace Sy’s new book, Sy will talk about How to Be A Good Creature, answer questions, and sign and personalized books afterwards. Alas, Rebecca has just moved to Osaka, Japan! But Rebecca’s good Karma will still be around.

Tuesday, October 2
Berkeley, CA
Books, Inc Berkely
1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
7 p.m.
Talk, Q and A, signing

Wednesday, October 3
Malibu, CA
LA County Library, Malibu Branch
7-9 p.m.
As part of the Malibu Library Author’s Speakers Series, Sy will give a formal powerpoint presentation about her new book, with Q and A and book signing afterwards.

Friday, October 5
Portland, OR
Powell’s City of Books,
1005 West Burnside St., Portland
7:30 p.m.
Talk, Q and A, signing

Saturday, October 6
Seattle, WA
Elliot Bay Book Company
7 p.m.
Talk, Q and A, signing

Sunday and Monday, October 7 and 8
La Conner, WA
La Conner Library Foundation, host
Sunday, Sy will present at late afternoon program for adults concentrating on Soul of an Octopus and introducing How to Be A Good Creature. Books for sale and signing afterwards.
Monday morning’s presentation will be geared to school age children and held at an area school.
Locations and times TK

Tuesday, October 9
Corvallis, OR
Spring Creek Project
Majestic Theatre, downtown Corvallis
Sy will be reading from her new book, Q and A and signing to follow
7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 13
Boston, Mass
Boston Book Festival
Boston Public Library
Noon – 1pm
With her friend and bestselling author Vicki Croke, Sy will be discussing her new book How to be a Good Creature, and answering questions and signing books afterwards.
More info about the Book Festival can be found here: https://bostonbookfest.org/

Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21
Barcelona, Spain
Sy’s Spanish publisher for Spell of the Tiger, Erratanaturae (which will also be publishing Good Creature), is sending Sy to speak at a nature writing festival.  More info (in Spanish) on the festival here: http://artsy.movistar.es/proyecto/liternatura

Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26
Plymouth, MA
Thursday evening at 7, Sy will be speaking at a private event at Pine Hills Community thanks to the Great Island Activities committee. The event is at the Overlook Clubhouse; tickets are $7.
On Friday, Sy will be speaking at Plymouth Public Library: see details of all their programs at http://www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org/upcoming-events/

Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28
Austin, TX
Austin Book Festival
State Capitol Building
Panel and location times TK

Thursday, November 1
Yarmouth Port, MA
International Fund for Animal Welfare community outreach event.
IFAW is working to rescue and protect animals around the world.
290 Summer Street, Yarmouth Port, MA
6:6:30 p.m. welcome and mingling
6-8  Sy presents images and tells stories from her new memoir, answers questions and signs books
8-9 cocktails and appetizers
Tickets are required. For more info click here.

Saturday, November 3
Brooklyn, Pioneer Works Art Foundation
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn
6-8 p.m.
Book talk on Good Creature, illustrated with slides; Q and A afterwards, plus book signing

Tuesday, November 6 and Wednesday November 7
Conway, Arkansas
Hendrix Murphy Foundation, host
Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave.
On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Sy will give a powerpoint presentation on her new book, answer questions, then sign books at a reception. Open to the public.
On Wednesday, TBA, Sy will visit two classrooms and have lunch with students.

Wednesday, November 14
Cambridge, MA
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge
7 p.m.
Talk, Q and A, signing

Saturday, December 1
Peterborough, NH
Toadstool Bookshop
11 a.m.
Sy will read from and speak about her new memoir for adult readers, How to Be a Good Creature, as well as her first picture book, Inky’s Amazing Escape, for (very) young octopus-lovers.

Stay tuned for more events in NH and VT  now pending!

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Spring and Summer 2018

Thursday, January 11
Nashua, NH
Beaver Brook Nature Center Annual Dinner Meeting and Auction
Nashua Country Club
25 Fairview Street, Nashua
5:30-6:30 cocktails/silent auction with dinner and Sy’s presentation to follow.
To reserve, click here: https://www.active.com/nashua-nh/camp/beaver-brook-annual-dinner-and-silent-auction-2018?int=72-3-A6

In words and images, Sy will introduce some of her guides, mentors and teachers—from shamans to spiders—in her travels to cloud forests, jungles, deserts and oceans around the world. She’ll dedicate sign books after the talk.

Thursday, January 25
Peterborough, NH
Peterborough Elementary School
10:30-3:15
Thanks to help from Children’s Literacy Foundation, Sy will be at the school all day, giving presentations and talking with students.

Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
Redlands, California
22nd Annual Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival
University of Redlands
1200 East Colton Ave.
The festival brings together teachers, librarians, writers and students to explore and celebrate literature for children.
Sy will be giving one illustrated talk to the entire group, two small group sessions, and two book signings, TBA.
To register and get updates, visit the website: http://www.redlands.edu/study/schools-and-centers/school-of-education/childrens-literature-festival-2018/

Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11
Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona
Sy will be speaking on her new book coauthored with best friend Elizabeth Marshall Thomas on two panels.
Saturday 10-11 at ILC Room 120 on Tamed and Untamed.
Sunday 1-2 College of Education Room 333 on my kids books with 2 other panelists
and Sunday 4-5 at Modern Language Room 350 on “No Creature Too Small” with 2 other authors.  To see the schedule and check out the other fine authors and events at this enormous (and beautifully-run) festival, visit http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

Thursday, March 15
Claremont, NH
Fiske Free Library
108 Broad Street
6 p.m.
Sy will speak and show images from The Soul of an Octopus. Books will be available afterwards for her to sign and personalize for you.

Tuesday, April 3
Greensburg, Pa.
Wendover Middle School
425 Wendover Jr. High Drive, Greensburg PA.
8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Sy will be speaking with middle school students about her work with formal and informal presentations throughout the day. There will also be a chance to buy books and have them signed.

Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13
Newport, Oregon
Newport Reads, 2018
The entire city of Newport is reading The Soul of an Octopus! On Thursday evening, Sy will be giving a slide talk at the Newport Performing Arts Center (777 West Olive Street) from 7-9, with Q and A and book signing afterwards.
On Friday from 9-10  a.m. she’ll be speaking with students at Newport High.

Thursday, April 26
East Lansing, MI
East Lansing Public Library
950 Abbot Road
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Celebrating upcoming publication of The Hyena Scientist before its star goes back to Kenya,  MSU researcher Dr. Kay Holekamp and Sy team up to talk about the book and Kay’s three decades of research on this mysterious and misunderstood animal—Africa’s most formidable predator. No books available yet—but you can get Kay and Sy’s signature on a book plate to place in the book on pub date May 15! More info: https://elpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5a8c944cdfc3593e00018747

Saturday, April 14
Eugene, Oregon
Eugene Library
100 West 10th Ave.
2-3:30 p.m.
Sy will be speaking on The Soul of an Octopus, followed by Q and A and book signing.

Friday, June 29
Cambridge, Ma.
Porter Square Books
25 White Street
7 p.m.
Sy will show images and tell stories about her research for her latest book, The Hyena Scientist. Books will be available for sale, signing and personalizing afterwards.

Sunday, July 8
Peterborough, NH
Monadnock Lyceum
Unitarian Universalist Church
10:30 a.m. live music; presentation starts at 11
Sy and co-author Elizabeth Marshall Thomas will speak about their collaboration on Tamed and Untamed, and their combined century of experience studying animals near and far. The talk will be recorded for broadcast the following week on NHPR.

Saturday, July 14
Peterborough, NH
Toadstool Bookshop
Depot Square
11 a.m.
Sy will speak about the research and findings for The Hyena Scientist. Books available for sale, signing, and personalizing afterwards.

Saturday, July 28
Woodstock, Vt.
Bookstock Literary Festival
Norman Williams Public Library, Mezzanine
4-5 p.m.
Sy and co-author Elizabeth Marshall Thomas will read and tell stories from their book Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind. Books will be available for sale and signing afterwards.

Autumn, 2018:  Stand by for tour schedule for Sy’s new book,  How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

 

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Past Appearances

2017

Sunday, January 29
Keene, New Hampshire
Keene Country Club
Hosted by Hillside Village retirement community
1-3 p.m.
Powerpoint talk on The Soul of an Octopus

Sunday, February 12
Boca Raton, Florida
Boca Raton Public Library
400 NH Second Ave.
3-4 p.m. Powerpoint talk and discussion of The Soul of an Octopus — chosen for the 2017 One Book all-community read.
4-5 p.m. Book signing to follow.

Wednesday, April 5
Glen Allen, Virginia
All Henrico Reads The Soul of an Octopus
Glen Allen High School
10700 Staples Mill Rd.
Events at 9:30-10:00 a.m. and 6-10 p.m.
Readings, presentations, book sales and signings.

Thursday, May 18 – Sunday May 21
Brevard, North Carolina
Looking Glass Rock Writer’s Conference
Brevard College
1 Brevard College Drive
Public readings, workshops and book signings.

Wednesday, May 24
Troy, New Hampshire
Troy Elementary School
44 School Street
1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.
In two separate assemblies, Sy will show images and tell stories from her travels to research the lives of animals around the world. This program by arrangement with Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLIF) which serves low-income, high risk and rural school children in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Wednesday, July 12
Concord, Massachusetts
First Parish of Concord
10:30 a.m.
As part of the celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday, Sy will accept the Henry David Thoreau Prize from PEN New England, a chapter of PEN America. PEN is a worldwide association of writers celebrating creative expression and defending the liberties that make it possible. A book signing will follow.

Thursday, July 27
Boston
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
6 p.m.
At an event for members (though others may be accommodated!) Sy and Freshwater Gallery Senior Aquarist Scott Dowd will celebrate publication of the newest Scientists in the Field Book, Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving The World’s Largest Rainforest with two illustrated slide talks. The event is free, but please register in advance by calling the aquarium at (617) 973-9200.

Friday, August 4
Stoddard, NH
Town Hall, Route 123
7 p.m.
Illustrated with images from her research, Sy will discuss her book Soul of an Octopus, as well as some of her previous work that lead her to attempt a meeting of minds with these mollusks.

Wednesday, August 23
Cambridge, Ma.
Porter Square Books
7 p.m.
Sy and Scott Dowd, Senior Aquarist at the New England Aquairium , will be talking about Sy’s new young adult book, Amazon Adventure. For more than 20 years Scott Dowd and his colleagues having been working with the native people to save many of the fish that make their way to North America’s home aquariums.

Saturday, August 26
Peterborough, NH
The Toadstool Bookshop
Depot Square
11 a.m.
Sy will be speaking about her new book in the Scientists in the Field Series for young readers, Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fishes are Saving the World’s Largest Rainforest. She’ll be dedicating and signing books after the talk.

Friday, September 22
Manchester Center, Vt
Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main St
7:00 p.m.
Sy and co-author Liz Thomas will discuss their collaboration on their new book, Tamed and Untamed. Book sale and signing to follow.

Thursday, September 28
Hull, Ma.
Nantasket Beach Lecture Series
Nantasket Beach Resort
45 Hull Shore Drive
7:00 p.m.
Sy and co-author Liz Thomas will share images and stories from their travels around the world to celebrate publication of their new book Tamed and Untamed. Book sale and signing to follow.

Saturday, September 30
Peterborough, NH
Toadstool Bookstore
12 Depot St
11:00 a.m.
Sy and co-author Liz Thomas will discuss their collaboration on their new book, Tamed And Untamed. Book sale and signing to follow.

Saturday, September 30
Roxbury, NH
Nye Hill Farm
250 Middletown Rd
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
A Taste of Art at Nye Hill Farm. Pottery, woodturning, spinning, felting, quilting, and paintings. Farm tours. Sy and Howard Mansfield will read at 1:30 and sign books until 3. The art festival runs from 10 to 5. Nye Hill is an organic farm, a brewery, a haven for rescued animals, and a beautiful place. More info: Nyehillorganic.com Or at Facebook on the Nye Hill Farm page.

My friends at Nye Hill Farm

Sunday, October 1
Warner, NH
MainStreet BookEnds
16 E Main St
2 p.m.
Sy and Liz will be reading from and discussing their new book, with sales and signing to follow.

Wednesday, October 4
Cambridge, Ma.
Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts Ave
7 p.m.
Sy and Liz read and discuss their new book, sale and signing after.

Tuesday, October 10
Exeter, NH
Water Street Bookstore
125 Water St
6:30 p.m.
Sy and Liz speak on their new book. Sale and signing follow.

Wednesday, October 11
Sandwich, Ma.
Sandwich Town Hall, 130 Main Street
7-9 p.m.
Soul of an Octopus was selected for this year’s Sandwich Reads Together Program. Sy will also visit Oak Ridge School and STEM academy that afternoon to talk with kids about her Scientists in the Field books.

Thursday, October 12
Lexington, Ma.
Lexington Community Education Lecture Series
The Lexington Depot
13 Depot Square
7 p.m.
Illustrated with images from their worldwide travels, Sy and coauthor Liz will discuss their life’s passion, discovering the secrets of other species, and celebrate publication of their new book. Sales and signing to follow.

Saturday, October 14
Concord, NH
Gibson’s Bookstore
45 S. Main St
2:00 p.m.
Sy and Liz will discuss their new book, Tamed and Untamed. Books available for sale and signing.

Tuesday, October  17
Peterborough, NH
Peterborough Town Library
2 Concord St
6:30 p.m.
Sy and Liz will share stories from their collaboration for Tamed and Untamed. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Thursday, October 19
Rhinebeck, NY
Oblong Bookstore
6422 Montgomery Street
6 p.m.
Sy and Liz share stories from Tamed and Untamed. Books available for sale and signing.

Wednesday, October 25
Norwich, Vt
Norwich Bookstore
291 S. Main St
Sy and Liz will discuss and read from their new book. Sale and signing follows.

Thursday, December 7
New York City, NY
92Y
1395 Lexington Ave
12 noon
Sy teams up with Liz Thomas and Barbara J. King to discuss “Animal Minds and Emotions” as part of this popular speaker series. For more information and tickets ($25) visit the 92nd Y website.

 

 

2016

Saturday, Feb. 13
Washington, DC.
American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting
Omni Shorham Hotel.
Sy will accept the Science Book and Film Award for The Octopus Scientists Saturday evening. Other events, open to all scientists registered for the AAAS meeting, including book signing, TBA.

Wednesday, Feb 24 and Thursday, February 25.
Winter Park, Fla.
Rollins College, National Book Awards on Campus.
Feb 24: Evening reception; Feb. 25: Lunch with interns and poet Carol Frost; master classes at 2; 7:30 joint reading with fellow NBA Finalist Ross Gay, Q and A and book signing.

Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13
Tucson, Arizona.
Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona Campus.
Saturday 11:30-12:30,
Integrated Learning Center Room 120: Sy joins Alison Denning and Arlene Weintraub on panel exploring “The Bond Between Humans and Animals.”
Saturday 2:30-3:30, Koffler Rm, 204: Sy speaks solo, with Powerpoint, on The Soul of an Octopus.
Sunday, 10-11 a.m.,
Chemistry Room 111, panel with Stephen Buchmann“Human Nature and Mother Nature: Birds, Bees, Octopuses….”

Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18
Moorehead, Minnesota.
Concordia College, National Book Awards on Campus.
Thursday, lunch talk on excellence in octopuses, followed by master class. Friday, master class.

Tuesday, April 5
Boston, Ma.
Harvard University, Boston Malacological Society Meeting
8:30-9:30 p.m.
Sy will speak about her work with octopuses at this meeting of Boston’s top experts and lovers of mollusks.

Sunday, April 10
Manchester, NH
New England Brittany Rescue benefit brunch
Fratello’s Italian Grille
155 Dow Street
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
To benefit and re-home these lovely spaniels, join Sy for lunch, show and prizes. She’ll be talking about the connection between animals and people and showing images from home and travels. Register at events@nebrittanyrescue.org.

Sunday, April 10
Rindge, NH.
Hampshire Country School.
6:30 p.m. At her annual dinner with students at Temple Grandin’s old school, Sy speaks with students about her upcoming book, The Shark Scientist.

Friday, April 15
Roanoke, Va.
Roanoke Book and Author Dinner, Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Ave.
6-11:30 p.m.
Sy and authors Jeffery Deaver, Andrea Mays and the Hon. Martin Clark will speak about their books at this festive benefit dinner for the Roanoke Academy of Medicine Alliance.

Friday, April 22, Earth Day
Peterborough NH.
Peterborough Town House.
7 p.m.
Three towns—Peterborough, Hancock and Jaffrey—sponsor a “Big Read” of The Soul of an Octopus. Sy shares images and stories from her octopus odyssey.

Sunday, June 12
Boston, Ma.
New England Aquarium, IMAX Theater, 1 Central Wharf.
4:15-6:30 p.m.
Celebrating great white sharks and the publication of The Great White Shark Scientist with photos by Keith Ellenbogen.

Sy and the star of her new book, shark biologist Greg Skomal, share stories and images from his work and the new book. Free to members, but please pre-register with Neaq.org/membership.

Thursday, July 14
Canaan, NH.
Canaan Meetinghouse Series
Canaan Street
7:30 p.m.
Sy will join her SNHU friend, bestselling author Diane les Bequets, at this venerable reading series in an iconic New England setting. Sy will be reading from Soul of an Octopus; Diane from her new book, Breaking Wild. Books can be purchased, signed and after the reading

Thursday, August 18
Biddeford Pool, Maine. Union Church reading series.
Afternoon: in a special program for children, Sy shares stories from researching The Octopus Scientist. Evening: Powerpoint and talk on The Soul of an Octopus.

Sunday, August 21
Peterborough, NH.
Unitarian Church. Monadnock Lyceum.
11 a.m.
Talk on The Soul of an Octopus followed by Q and A; book signing at reception follows.

Saturday, September 17
Lee, NH
Live and Learn Early Childhood Center, 114 Mast Rd, Lee
8:30 a.m.-12:30
Sy will deliver the keynote for the Center’s Sense of Place Conference, answer questions from the audience, and sign and personalize books

Wednesday, September 21
Providence, Rhode Island
New England Independent Booksellers Association annual meeting
Biltmore Hotel, 6 p.m.
Sy will join the celebrations at NEIBA’s annual banquet and gratefully accept its Nonfiction Book Award for The Soul of an Octopus. All award winners will share stories and images from their books.

Monday, October 17
Ambler, Pennsylvania
Shady Grove Elementary School
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sy will visit grades k-5 to talk about her books and travels.

Tuesday, October 18
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Blue Bell Elementary School
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sy will visit grades k-5 to talk about her books and travels.

Wednesday, October 19
Norfolk, Virginia
“An Evening with Sy Montgomery”
2-3 p.m.: Presentation at W.H. Taylor Elementary School
7:00-9:00 p.m.: community presentation at Slover Library
235 E. Plume St.
Sy will give a talk, answer questions and then sign books.

Wednesday, November 2
Woodbury, Minnesota
R.H. Stafford Library
8595 Central Park Place
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sy will give an evening presentation to be recorded as a series podcast, followed by Q & A and a book signing.

Thursday, November 3
Dubuque, Iowa
Dubuque County Library, Asbury Branch
5290 Grand Meadow Dr
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sy will present The Soul of an Octopus, followed by Q&A and a book signing.

Friday and Saturday, November 18-19
Woodstock, Ct.
Woodstock’s One Book, One Community
Bracken Library
All of Woodstock is reading about octopuses! Sy will be speaking and offering activities for the Academy, for the community at large, and on Saturday morning from 9-10, a special program for kids. The November 18 evening community program, 7 p.m.-8:30, includes a Powerpoint talk, Q and A and book signing.

Monday, November 21
Atlanta, Ga.
Georgia World Congress Center
Sy will speak at the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents for the National Council of Teachers of English workshop—and take some time out to visit with the aquarium’s whale sharks. This year’s theme is celebrating risk-takers!

Thursday, December 8
Rye, NH
Seacoast Science Center and Rye Public Library
An Evenining with Sy Montgomery, 7 to 9 p.m.
Sy will be the speaker at this fund-raiser co-hosted by two of our seacoast’s most important cultural institutions. Sold out.

Monday and Tuesday, October 3 and 4
Moscow, ID
University of Idaho
Monday 7- 8 p.m. keynote address, followed by Q and A and book signing
Tuesday classroom visits at 9-10:30, 11-12, and then lunch with students.

Monday, October 17
Ambler, PA
Shady Grove Elementary School
9 a.m. –  3 p.m.
Sy will give presentations on her work to grades k-5

Tuesday, October 18
Blue Bell, PA
Blue Bell Elementary School
9 a.m. –  3 p.m.
Sy will give presentations on her work to grades k-5

Wednesday, November 2
Woodbury, MN
RH Stafford Library
8595 Central Park Place
6:30-7:15 p.m.
Sy will give an evening presentation to be recorded as a series podcast, followed by Q and A and book signing

FALL 2015

Wednesday, Sept. 16
New England Aquarium IMAX Theater,
1 Central Wharf, Boston
7 p.m.
Illustrating their conversation with glorious underwater images, Sy and photographer Keith Ellenbogen will talk about their expedition with octopus scientists to French Polynesia and their new book for young readers, The Octopus Scientists. Book sale and signing afterwards. $5 admission. More details here.

Monday, Sept. 21
Moultonborough, NH
Annual library benefit lunch
Bald Peak Colony Club
cash bar at noon; luncheon at 12:30
Sy’s octo tales and images will enliven the calamari-free lunch
Tickets ($35) on sale at the library

Thursday, October 8
* * * WORLD OCTOPUS DAY! * * *

Friday, October 9
Utah Council of the International Reading Association
Sheraton Hotel
Salt Lake City, Utah
at noon, Sy will speak on her new octopus books at lunch, followed by a signing at the Houghton Mifflin booth at 1 p.m.
More information about the conference here.

Monday, October 26
New England Library Association
Radisson Hotel
Manchester. NH
noon
Sy is the luncheon speaker for this great annual gathering of librarians. She will be sharing tales and scenes from her travels around the world with tigers, apes, tree kangaroos, pink dolphins, snow leopards, tarantulas, octopuses and one very good, good pig. A selection of her titles will be available for sale and signing after her talk.

Tuesday, November 17
National Book Awards Finalists Reading
The New School, New York City
66 W. 12thSt.Auditorium Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 1st floor
7 p.m.
Tickets cost $10 and must be purchased in advance: http://events.newschool.edu/event/national_book_foundation_reading#.Vh8M_NT3arU

Sy and the other finalists in all categories for the National Book Awards will reading a 3-4 minute selections from their books.

Friday, November 20
Miami Book Fair
Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida
Chapman Conference Center
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Building 3, 2nd floor, Room 3210
6-8 p.m.
As part of the Miami Book Fair, Sy and all winners, finalists and longlisters for the National Book Award will read from their work. Tickets are $12. More info: http://miamibookfair.com/event/an-evening-with-the-national-book-awards-winners-and-finalists/
Stay tuned for more events that weekend with Sy at the Miami Book Fair TBA!

Saturday, November 21
National Council of Teachers of English annual meeting — via Skype
Westin Minneapolis
88 S. 6th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota
10:45 a.m.
Via Skype (since she’ll be at the Miami Book Fair) Sy will join fellow panelists Loree Griffee Burns, Chris Barton, Sarah Albee and Laura Purdie Salas along with Chair Alyson Beecher to share research tips that teachers can take back to the classrooms.

Monday, December 7
Albee Phillips Kitchens
83 West Pearl Street
Nashua, NH
7 p.m.
Sy will be discussing The Soul of an Octopus with Powerpoint images, a Question and Answer session, and a sale and signing afterwards. All books sold benefit Nashua Area Humane Society.

Wednesday, December 9
Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge Ma
7 p.m.
Sy and underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen will discuss and show images from their book for young readers, The Octopus Scientists.

OCTOPUS BOOK TOUR 2015

Wednesday, May 13
Harris Center for Conservation Education
(Co-sponsored by the Hancock Library)
Hancock, NH
7 p.m.
Sy celebrates publication of her two new books, Soul of an Octopus and The Octopus Scientists with a PowerPoint talk about her three years of research into the mind of a mollusk. Q and A and book sale and signing afterwards.

Thursday, May 14
New England Aquarium
IMAX theater
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA
7 p.m.
As part of the New England Aquarium’s lecture series, Sy will speak in depth about her octopus odyssey, much of which took place right here! Many of the people in the book will be present and will sign the book, too, if you wish! Free, but please pre-register here.

Friday, May 15
New Hampshire School Librarians’ Annual Conference
Radisson Hotel
Manchester, NH
9:45 book signing, talk 10:15-11:15, then another book signing till 2
Sy will speak about her two new books with librarians and leave plenty of time for informal chat as well. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Wednesday, May 20
William Batchelder Library
12 Chase Hill Rd.
East Andover, NH
7 p.m.
Sy will give an illustrated talk on The Soul of an Octopus and The Octopus Scientists, followed by book sale and signing.

Saturday, May 23
Toadstool Bookshop
Depot Square, Peterborough, NH
11 a.m.
Sy will be reading from both her new books, concentrating on the part of her research that lead her to Moorea in French Polynesia. This is a different talk from the one at the Harris Center. Books available for sale and signing.

Tuesday, June 2
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada
845 Avison Way
9 a.m.
With three of the book’s main stars present, we’ll launch Sy’s new book for children, The Octopus Scientists. Program will feature a PowerPoint and talk featuring Dr. Jennifer Mather, Dr. David Scheel, and Keely Langford as well as Sy. The three researchers will be happy to answer questions and sign books, too! A second talk is planned at 10 a.m. for schoolchildren. Books will be available for sale in the gift shop.

Thursday, June 4
Seattle Town Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca)
Seattle, WA
7:30 p.m.
PowerPoint talk on The Soul of the Octopus and The Octopus Scientists, Q and A, books for sale and signing.

Sunday, June 7
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara, California
7 p.m.
Doors open at 6:15, though, so guests can check out the adjoining art gallery and enjoy a cash bar and appetizers before Sy’s powerpoint lecture on her octopus odyssey, Q and A, and book signing.

Tuesday, June 9
Denver Museum Of Nature And Science
2001 Colorado Blvd
7 p.m.
PowerPoint talk on Sy’s octopus books, followed by Q and A and book signing.

Thursday, June 11
Ohio State University Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio
Sponsored by Columbus Zoo
7 p.m.
Sy will speak on her octopus books with PowerPoint images, with Q and A and a book signing to follow.

Friday, June 12
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI
7 p.m.
Sy will give her PowerPoint and lecture on her octopus odyssey. Q and A and book sale and signing to follow.

Thursday, June 18
Gibson’s Bookstore
45 Main St.
Concord, NH
7 p.m.
Sy will speak about and read from her two new octopus books, then sign and personalize copies.

Tuesday, July 7
Wilton Library
Wilton, NH
7 p.m.
Sy will show her PowerPoint on her octopus research, with Q and A and book signing afterwards.

Friday, July 10
Jabberwocky Bookshop
Tannery Shopping Center, 50 Water St #22
Newburyport, MA
7 p.m.
Sy will read from both The Soul of an Octopus and The Octopus Scientists. Signing afterwards.

Thursday, July 23
Oakland University, Rockland, MI

Saturday July 25
Bookstock in Woodstock, VT
Norman Williams Library, 10 The Green
1 p.m.
Sy will give a PowerPoint talk on The Soul of an Octopus, with Q and A and book signing afterward.

Thursday, July 30
Westmoreland Library
Westmoreland, NH
33 South Village Road
6:30 pm
Sy will give a PowerPoint talk on The Soul of an Octopus, with Q and A and book signing afterward.

September 21
Moultonborough Public Library, NH