"Traci’s presentation was fantastic! The kids were engaged and intrigued by her stories behind the books. Highly recommend!" —Cheré Fergerson, third grade teacher, Jenks Southeast Elementary School, Tulsa, OK

 Traci Sorell on a school visit.

I enjoy both in-person and virtual visits with schools, libraries, conferences and other meetings.

If you are interested in scheduling a speaking engagement, please complete the contact form to learn more about current rates and availability.

Upcoming Presentations & Events:

  • October 25, 2018: Kansas and Mountain Plains Library Association Conference, Wichita, KS; “A Love Affair with Books: An Author Speed Dating Event”

  • October 27, 2018: Watermark Books, Wichita, KS, 10:30am Storytime/Signing followed by 12:00pm Presentation on "Own Voices, Diversity in Writing and a Personal Path to Publication"

  • November 9-11, 2018: Middle of the Map Kansas-Missouri SCBWI Fall Conference, Overland Park, KS, Panel Presentation - “How to Juggle Life, Work AND Writing”

  • January 25, 2019: Multicultural Children's Book Day

  • March 22-23, 2019: KidLitCon, Providence, RI; Panel Presentation - "To Market, to Market, Getting Your Picture Book Into Readers’ Hands"

  • April 13, 2019: Novel Tea Keynote Address, Friends of Olathe Public Library, Olathe, KS, 2:00pm

  • April 16, 2019: Texas Library Association Conference, Austin, TX; Panel presentation -"What Was Left Out," 10:00am

 Previous Events:

  • October 10, 2018: Takoma Park, Maryland Library, 7:00pm

  • October 10, 2018: John Eaton Elementary School, Washington, DC, 2:30pm

  • October 10, 2018: Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC, 10:30am

  • October 7, 2018: Picture Book Bonanza at Books of Wonder, 18 W St, New York, NY, 1:00pm

  • October 7, 2018: Storytime & Signing at Bank Street Bookstore, New York, NY, 10:30am

  • October 6, 2018: Warwick Children’s Book Festival, Warwick, NY, 11:00am - 4:00pm

  • October 3, 2018: Payne Elementary School Visit with An Open Book Foundation, Washington, DC

  • October 4, 2018: Van Ness Elementary School Visit hosted at East City Bookshop, Washington, DC

  • September 25, 2018: Woodall Public Schools Literacy Fair, Tahlequah, OK

  • September 16, 2018: Red Planet Books & Comics, Albuquerque, NM

  • September 13, 2018: Native America Calling, live radio interview

  • September 9, 2018: Monticello Branch, Johnson County Public Library, Shawnee, KS

  • September 1-2, 2018: We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Book Launch at Cherokee National Holiday, Tahlequah, OK

  • July 10, 2018: Teachers Write

  • June 5, 2018: nErDcamp KS, Hesston, KS

  • April 6-7, 2018 : Kweli Journal’s The Color of Children’s Literature Conference, New York City; Two panel presentations - "From Diversity to Inclusion to Empowerment to Justice: Moving the Conversation Forward Without Holding Back" and "Lifting the Veil: Writing and Illustrating Nonfiction"

  • November 3, 2017: Native American Day at Jenks Southeast Elementary School, Tulsa, OK

  • October 9, 2017: Returning the Gift's 25th Anniversary Conference & Literary Festival, Norman, OK; Native Kidlit Author Panel - "As Water Flows: Our Stories to Our Children, Our Future Leaders"

  • April 8, 2017: Kweli Journal’s The Color of Children’s Literature Conference, New York City; Opening Panel - “Why We Create Now”

  • March 3, 2017: Regency Place Elementary School, Olathe, KS


 Photos by Will Chavez

Photos by Will Chavez

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