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11/30/2023 | 7-9pm ET | Teaching (via Zoom)

Free Write to First Draft for All Genres, 1 Session with Jiordan Castle via Writing Co-Lab. Get the details and enroll.

12/2/2023 | 1pm at American Grammar in Philadelphia, PA
There’s no place like YA FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Please join local authors Shveta Thakrar, Eric Smith, and Jiordan Castle as they read from their young adult books at this free, family-friendly event at American Grammar. At the event, there will be a book drive with all donated books going to Tree House Books based in North Philadelphia.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a book (or several!) for readers under 18. Come for coffee and conversation! No registration required.

12/3/2023 | 6pm at Lot 49 Books in Philadelphia, PA

Reading in support of Jonathan Koven's new poetry collection, Mystic Orchards.

12/21/2023 | 7:30pm at Pete's Readings Series in NYC

Brooklyn's longest running live literary venue... and this is a special YA edition! Details and event link forthcoming.

1/6/2024 | 1-3pm at Barnes & Noble in Philadelphia, PA

Saturday Spotlight: Jiordan Castle. Stop by to meet the author and get a signed copy of Disappearing Act. Details and event link forthcoming.

Past Events

11/18/2023 | Books by the Banks in Cincinnati (Book Festival)

In conversation with Luma Mufleh, author of From Here, and announcing awards for the teen poetry contest!

11/13/2023 | Franklin Park Readings Series in NYC

At 8pm: Powerhouse Women Night, celebrating new work by Lindsay Hunter (Hot Springs Drive), Molly McGhee (Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind), Athena Dixon (The Loneliness Files), Elyssa Goodman (Glitter and Concrete), Chin-Sun Lee (Upcountry), and Jiordan Castle (Disappearing Act)! Enjoy free admission, drink specials, and a raffle for readers' newly released books! Get the details and join us.

11/8/2023 | 7-8pm ET | Virtual (via Zoom)

Reserve a spot for this free online event! Writing Co-Lab instructors Jiordan Castle, Aishwarya Kumar, and Rebekah Bergman will be hosting an Ask Me Anything session! Get ready to dive into the world of writing as our experts share their insights on the pitfalls and possibilities of writing, editing, publishing, and more.

10/25/2023 | Print: A Bookstore in Portland, ME

Reading, conversation, and book signing at 7pm. In conversation with Hannah Matthews!

10/12/2023 | booked. in Philadelphia, PA

In conversation with Jessica Hendry Nelson at 7pm! In support of her new memoir, Joy Rides through the Tunnel of Grief.

10/7/2023 | Collingswood Book Festival

A free-and-open-to-all book festival in Collingswood, NJ. Join us for a 2pm panel: Overcoming Adversity - The Secret to Writing a Successful YA Novel.

10/5/2023 | Barnes & Noble in Philadelphia, PA

A free-and-open-to-all panel during Banned Books Week at 6pm: The Freedom to Read Panel: A Discussion with Sigal Ben-Porath, Kasey Meehan, and Samantha Hull (and me!).

9/30/2023 | Personal Velocity Reading Series in Philadelphia

Reading at 7:30pm at H&H Books! This series features personal stories (creative nonfiction/memoir) by Philadelphia-based writers who identify as women, nonbinary, and/or trans. Reading with Kay Cosgrove and Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo, hosted by Katie Bennett.

9/21/2023 | P&T Knitwear in NYC

NYC book Launch for Disappearing Act at 7pm. In conversation (and cookies) with Michele Filgate!

8/30/2023 | H&H Books in Philadelphia

Reading, conversation, and book signing at 7pm. In conversation with Kate Doyle!

8/29/2023 | Bryant Park Reading Room in NYC

Poetry reading and book signing, 6-7:30pm. Reading with Sharon Dolin, Edgar Kunz, and Airea D. Matthews!

8/26/2023 | Philadelphia Bookstore Crawl

Reading from Disappearing Act and signing at A Novel Idea at 12:30pm! (Thanks to Eric Smith for the entire crawl!)

8/15/2023 | A Novel Idea in Philadelphia

Philadelphia book Launch for Disappearing Act, 6:30pm! In conversation with Eshani Surya. (Plus, flowers and surprises!) Attendees received a flower with their preorder pickup or purchase of the book at the event! Flowers by Books and Blooms, based in Philadelphia.

6/4/2023 | Tattooed Mom in Philadelphia

Poetry reading, 2-4pm.

4/11/2023 | The Free Library in Philadelphia

Reading & In Conversation: 6pm ET in the Skyline Room at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Read and discussed the craft of writing with all-stars Sara Lippmann, Steve Almond, and Margo Rabb!

3/11/2023 | AWP Offsite at TeKu Tavern + Café in Seattle

Reading | AWP Offsite: 6pm. A prestigious evening of literature with Taco Bell Quarterly and Clash Books! Free and open to all.

3/9/2023 | AWP Panel in Seattle

AWP Panel: Crafting Voice in YA Fiction | 10:35am PT, Rooms 443-444 in Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4. In conversation with Patricia Park, author of YA debut Imposter Syndrome and Other Confessions of Alejandra Kim, about voice and tone in YA and/vs. adult literature; featuring close readings, different craft techniques, and Q&A.

2/15/2023 | Virtual Reading with USFCA

Reading | 5pm PT/8pm ET via Zoom (free; by registration only): Writers of Discontent: Constituting Censorship.

Spring 2022 | Teaching (Virtual)

Teaching with Blue Stoop (via Zoom): If Memory Serves: Reimagining the Lyric Essay

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