Events

World Read Aloud Day – February 1, 2023

LitWorld’s mission is “to strenthen kids and communities through the power of stories.” Join in!

Kathleen is excited to again participate in World Read Aloud Day and share her love of story and storytelling.

To reserve a time slot, please visit Kate Messner’s website for more information. Special thanks to Kate, a steadfast advocate in the KidLit world!

Oriskany Elementary School – March 3, 2023

It will be an honor for Kathleen to visit the PK-6 grade students, as part of the District’s PARP program. This year’s them is Social/Emotional Learning, and her presentations will be centered on HOSEA PLAYS ON and the true-life street musician’s legacy of kindness and impact.

Monroe Community College – November 5, 2022, 10-4

Kathleen is so excited that the Rochester Children’s Book Festival – now 25 years old – is back and in-person! Thank you to all sponsors and participating authors and illustrators. But especially to the organizers who log countless hours bringing this free celebration of literacy and literature to our community.

Irondequoit Rotary – April 13, 2022

Kathleen will be a guest speaker at The Irondequoit Rotary, to share her love of story and her conviction that everyone has a story to tell. How can we tap into our own experience to discover story?

Barnes & Noble, Webster, NY – April 2, 2022

Story Time & Signing - 2PM

Kathleen is excited to share her love of writing and story with young readers. Join in for a reading of HOSEA PLAYS ON and MILO’S MOONLIGHT MISSION – complete with a book chat and signing.

Lift Bridge Book Shop, Brockport, NY – April 9, 2022

Story Time, Signing, & Craft - 12PM

Kathleen is excited to share her love of writing and story with young readers. Join in for a reading of HOSEA PLAYS ON and MILO’S MOONLIGHT MISSION – complete with a book chat and signing. Plus…make your own rocket!

Central Library, Rochester, NY – April 18, 2022

Story Time - 10AM

Kathleen is excited to share her love of writing and story with young readers. Join in for a reading of HOSEA PLAYS ON and MILO’S MOONLIGHT MISSION – complete with a fun craft!

Seymour Library, Brockport, NY – April 18, 2022

Story Time - 3-4PM

Kathleen will share her process for writing a picture book, followed by a reading of MILO’S MOONLIGHT MISSION – get ready to build your own rocket ship!

Hipocampo Children’s Books – May 11, 2022

Story Time - 5PM

Kathleen is excited to share MILO’S MOONLIGHT MISSION with young readers and families at this gem-of-a-bookstore in Rochester, New York!

 St. Louis School, Pittsford, NY – May 17, 2022

Author Visit

Kathleen meet with students at all grade levels, for a day of story sharing, creating, process, and fun!

Warsaw Elementary School – May/June 2022

Writing Workshops

Kathleen is excited to return to Warsaw Elementary School, where she will conduct a series of 5 writing workshops with budding 3rd-grade authors!

Arnett Branch Library – June 29, 2022

Story Time & Craft

Join Kathleen at this beautiful library, whose exterior is graced with murals of book images, including her own HOSEA PLAYS ON! Kathleen will read her latest picture book and lead participants in a fun craft.

January 25, 2021                           

Inclusion School Podcast • Guest

Kathleen is excited to chat with Julie Kratz and Simone Morris, who host the Inclusion School Podcast–a resource for educators, parents, and caregivers.

Past Events:

Victor (NY) Central Schools
Wakefield (MA) Elementary Schools
Hilton (NY) Elementary Schools
Rochester City School District
Penfield Central Schools
Pembroke Central Schools
Warsaw Central Schools
Victor/Farmington Library Presentation
Victor/Farmington Library Storytime
Barnes & Noble, Pittsford, NY Reading/Signing
Hipocampo Children’s Books Reading/Signing
Arnett Branch Library Reading/Signing
Mendon Public Library Storytime

Contact Kathleen

kathy@kmblasi.com