GiGi Amateau

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Appearances

Upcoming Events

Fall for the Book

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 4:30 PM
One More Page Books
Arlington, VA

School Visit

Friday, September 26, 2014
Auburn Middle School
Warrenton, VA

Book Club

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Manakin Episcopal Church
Midlothian, VA

Virginia Children’s Book Festival

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Festival site
Longwood University
Farmville, VA

TEEN 14

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Richmond Public Library, Main Branch
Richmond, VA

James River Writers Conference

Saturday - Sunday, October 18-19, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn
Richmond, VA

Past Events

Keys to the Animal Kingdom

July 30, 2014, 10:30 am – 1 pm
Richmond Young Writers
Richmond, VA

Writer’s Showcase with Lamar Giles

Saturday, July 26,2014, 2 - 4 pm
Appomattox Regional Library
Hopewell, VA

Wild and Free: From the Mat to the Page with Dana Walters

Saturday, July 19, 2014 3 – 6 pm
Project Yoga Richmond
Richmond, VA

Children and YA in RVA

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Class description
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA

The Writing Show

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
James River Writers
Richmond, VA

Girls of Summer Community Reading Party

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time TBD
Richmond Public Library Main Branch
Richmond, VA

School Visit

Monday, May 12, 2014
Good Shepherd Episcopal School
Richmond, VA

Here are Our Hands, Here are Our Hearts

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Chancellor Wythe Chapter, DAR
Richmond, VA

Arts, Artists and Christian Faith

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:30 PM
All Saints 2014 Lenten Series
All Saints Episcopal Church
Richmond, VA

Publishing Day: Building an Author’s Platform

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 12 PM
Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, VA

Children and YA in RVA

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA

ALA Mid-Winter

January 25-26, 2014
Come August, Come Freedom, signing in Library of Virginia booth
Philadelphia, PA

Here are Our Hands, Here are Our Hearts

Thursday, December 5, 2013
TEDxRVAWomen
Dogtown Dance Theatre

Come August, Come Freedom Book Talk

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Noon
Richmond City Senior Book Club
Richmond, VA

Macadoo of the Maury River Book Talk

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7 PM
Gum Spring Library, Loudon County Public Library
2400 Millstream Drive
Aldie, VA 20105

Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference

November 7-9, 2013
Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Williamsburg, VA

SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference

Friday, October 25 - Saturday, October 26, 2013
SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference
Holiday Inn Dulles
45425 Holiday Driver
Sterling, VA 20166

Virginia Literary Festival – Library of Virginia Literary Luncheon

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Come August, Come Freedom People’s Choice Finalist
Virginia Literary Festival – Library of Virginia Literary Luncheon
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Virginia Literary Festival – James River Writers Conference

Friday, October 18, 2013
Pre-Conference Master Class DIY Book Apps with Michael Portis and Gigi Amateau
Virginia Literary Festival - James River Writers Conference
Virginia State Capitol
Richmond, VA 23219

Virginia Literary Festival – Teen '13

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 6 PM
Celebrating Virginia Authors and Young Readers
Virginia Literary Festival – Teen ‘13

Richmond Public Library
101 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Southern Festival of Books

Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13, 2013
Southern Festival of Books
War Memorial Plaza
Nashville, TN

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance

Saturday, September 21, 2013
2013 Trade Show Southern Life Lunch
New Orleans, LA

Macadoo of the Maury River Book Talk

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4 PM
bbgb tales for kids
Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221

Library Staff Appreciation Day

Friday, September 13, 2013
Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Fredericksburg, VA

Macadoo of the Maury River Book signing

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:30 AM
Politics & Prose
Washington, DC

Macadoo of the Maury River Book Birthday Party

Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10:30 AM - Noon
Maymont Park Children’s Barn
Richmond, VA

Henrico County Public Libraries

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Dumbarton Branch
6800 Staples Mill Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Girls of Summer

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7 PM
Richmond Public Library, Main Branch, Library Park
101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219

School Media Specialists

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Richmond City Schools
Clark Springs Elementary School
1101 Dance Street
Richmond, VA 23220

School Visit

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Appomattox Regional Governor’s Schoo
512 West Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803

School Visit

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tomahawk Creek Middle School
Midlothian VA

Richmond Area Reading Council Banquet

Sunday, May 5, 2013

James River Writers, The Writing Show

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6:30-8:30 PM
“Writer Whisperers”
The Children's Museum
2626 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Claiming Georgia Tate Book Talk

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Kates Readers Book Club
Virginia Correctional Center for Women
Goochland, VA

Virginia State Reading Association

Friday, April 19, 2013
Richmond, VA

School Visit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Neal Middle School
201 Baptist Road
Durham, NC 27704

UCF Book Festival

Friday, April 12 – Saturday, April 13, 2013
UCF Arena, Orlando FL
http://education.ucf.edu/bookfest/index.cfm

Virginia Festival of the Book

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Charlottesville, VA

National Council for History Education

Friday, March 22, 2013
Richmond, VA

History Beyond the Textbook: Tools for Linking Disparate Pieces of Information

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Virginia Association of School Librarians Rappahannock Regional Conference

History Beyond the Textbook: Tools for Linking Disparate Pieces of Information

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Virginia Association of School Librarians James Regional Conference

Signing, Come August Come Freedom

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 2-4 PM
National Museum of American History
Washington DC

School Visit

Friday, March 8, 2013
Cesar Chavez School
Washington DC

University of Richmond

Monday, March 4, 2013
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Come August, Come Freedom Book Talk

Friday, March 1, 2013, 7 PM
Main Branch, Richmond Public Library
101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Come August, Come Freedom Book Talk

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:30 PM
Takoma Park Library with Politics and Prose
101 Philadelphia Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Historical Research talk

Saturday, February 10, 2013, 10:30 AM
Richmond Children’s Writers
Dumbarton Branch Library
Henrico, VA 23228

School Visit

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Saint Gertrude High School
3215 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221

Come August, Come Freedom Book Talk

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 5 PM
The Fountainhead Bookstore
408 N. Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Come August, Come Freedom Book Talk

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Kates Readers Book Club
Virginia Correctional Center for Women
Goochland, VA

Holiday Story Time

Monday, November 26, 2012, 6:30 p.m
Barnes & Noble – Creeks at Virginia Center Commons
9850 Brook Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Holiday Signing with Michael J. Rosen

Friday, November 23, 2012, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Fountain Bookstore
1812 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Robious Middle School

Friday, November 15, 2012
2701 Robious Crossing Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23113
http://www.edline.net/pages/Robious_Middle

Come August, Come Freedom Book Talk

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Brooklyn Public Library
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/

Virginia Association of School Librarians

Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9, 2012
2012 Fall Conference
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, VA 23666
http://www.vaasl.org/site/templates/vaasl.aspx?articleid=335&zoneid=22

Books on Broad

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 5:30 PM
Library of Virginia
800 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23119
http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/booktalks/

School Visit

Friday, November 2, 2012
Flint Hill School
Oakton, VA

School Visit

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wheatley Education Campus
Washington, DC

James River Writers Conference

Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 21, 2012
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219
www.jamesriverwriters.org

Teen Read Week

Thursday, October 18, 2012
St. Margaret’s School Tappahannock, VA

Come August, Come Freedom book talk

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7 PM
Hanover Tavern
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069
www.hanovertavern.org/calendar.php

Portal to the Past: Archival Sources and the Writing Process with Gigi Amateau and Brendan Wolfe, Managing Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia

Writer House
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7 PM
508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.writerhouse.org/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=1523&Itemid=245

Come August, Come Freedom book talk

Monday, October 1 & 4, 2012
Saint Gertrude High School
Richmond, VA

Come August, Come Freedom book launch

With special guests Ana Edwards, Nancy Rives, and Derome Scott Smith
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:30 PM

Poe Museum
1914-16 E. Main Street,
Richmond, VA 23223
www.poemuseum.org

SIBA Trade Show

Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8, 2012
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida 34103
http://www.tradeshow.sibaweb.com/

American Library Association

Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24, 2012
Aneheim, CA
ALA Ahaheim 2012 Annual Conference

Richmond Young Writers

Chop Suey Books

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
2913 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
804.822.1680
www.richmondyoungwriters.com

Girls of Summer

Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 7 PM
Richmond Public Library, Main Branch
101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
www.girlsofsummerlist.wordpress.com

The Millwood School

Friday, May 18, 2012
15100 Millwood School Lane
Midlothian, VA 23112
www.millwoodschool.org

Richmond Area Reading Council

Monday, May 14, 2012, 5:30 PM
rarcinfo.org

Between Friends: Writing companionship with Meg Medina

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 1 PM
Richmond Public Library, Main Branch
101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
www.richmondpubliclibrary.org/pusher_more.asp?pusherID=284

Building the Writers’ Toolkit: Learning to find your ideas and inspiration

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 7 PM
Pamunkey Regional Library System, Cochrane Rockville Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146

Chickahominy Middle School

Friday, March 23, 2012
9450 Atlee Station Rd
Mechanicsvlle, VA 23116

ARGS Writers Fest

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Appomattox Governor’s School
Petersburg, VA 23803

Bettie Weaver Elementary School

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011
3600 James River Road
Midlothian, VA 23113

Intro to Creating and Using Blogs and Websites for Writers

Writer House, Charlottesville
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 2 -3:30 PM
508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4547

Life in the First Person: Women's Stories Uncovered

Crossroads Art Center

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. 7 pm
2016 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230

Midlothian Middle School Book and Author Event

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
Midlothian, VA

James River Writers Conference

October 7 -8, 2011
Library of Viriginia, 800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23218
James River Writers Conference

James River Writers, The Writing Show

"Girls of Summer"
The Children's Museum
Thursday, July 28, 2011, 6:30 PM
2626 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

8th Annual Summer Literacy Institute

Longwood University
Friday, July 15, 2011
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

Carver Middle School Writers Club

Carver Middle School
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
3800 Cougar Trail
Chester, VA 23831

Richmond Young Writers

Chop Suey Books
Thursday, June 30, 2011

2913 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
804.822.1680
www.richmondyoungwriters.com

James River Writers Annual Conference
Library of Virginia
Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
800 East Broad Street
Richmond VA 23219

Midlothian Middle School

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010
Midlothian, Virginia

Appomattox Regional Governor’s School Writer’s Fest

Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
512 West Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 29201

James River Writers Annual Conference

Library of Virginia
Friday, Oct. 9 - Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009
800 East Broad Street
Richmond VA 23219

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Trade Show

Friday, Sep. 25 - Sunday, Sept. 27
One Exposition Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Book Talk, A Certain Strain of Peculiar

Young Adult Book Group
Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, 7 PM
Clover Hill Branch, Chesterfield Public Library
6701 Deer Run Drive , Midlothian, VA 23112

Book Signing, A Certain Strain of Peculiar

Barnes and Noble
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, noon - 2 PM
The Creeks at Virginia Center Commons
9850 Brook Rd.
Glen Allen VA 23059

Book Talk and Signing, A Certain Strain of Peculiar

Narnia Children's Books
Saturday, June 13, 2009, noon - 2 PM
3100 Kensington Ave., Richmond VA 23221

Book Signing, A Certain Strain of Peculiar

Barnes and Noble Brandermill, Commonwealth Centre
Saturday, May 30, 2009 2-4 PM
4600 Commonwealth Center Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112

James River Writers, The Writing Show

"Where the Wild Things Are: The Irrational World of Children's Literature"
The Children's Museum
Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:30 PM
2626 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Book Launch, A Certain Strain of Peculiar

Fountain Bookstore
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 6:30 PM
1312 E. Cary Street, Historic Shockoe Slip, Richmond VA 23219

Book Talk, Chancey of the Maury River

O.B. Gates Elementary School
Monday, May 4, 2009, 10 AM
Chesterfield VA 23832

Book Talk and Signing, Chancey of the Maury River

www.aaesva.com
The American Academy of Equestrian Sciences
Sunday, April 26, 2009 2 PM
19844 James Monroe Highway
Leesburg, VA 20175

Chester Middle School Book Fair

April 21, 2009
Chester, VA

2009 Southern Kentucky Book Fest

www.sokybookfest.org
Sloan Convention Center
Saturday, April 17-18, 2009
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42103

Book Talk and Signing, Chancey of the Maury River

CSF Equestrian 4-H
Friday, March 19, 2009, 7 PM
Chesterfield, VA

Chester Middle School

Mondays in February
Chester, VA

Book Signing: Chancey of the Maury River & Our White House Looking In Looking Out

Barnes & Noble Chesterfield Towne Center
Saturday, November 8, 2008 1-3 PM
11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA

Book Signing - Chancey of the Maury River

Sleeping Bee
Friday, November 7, 2008, 2-8 PM
301 N. Main St., Farmville, VA 23901

Virginia Educational Media Association, Annual Conference

Guild of Young Authors: A Replicable Model for Your Middle School
Thursday, November 6, 2008, 3:30 PM
Richmond Marriott, Richmond, VA

Reading and Signing - Chancey of the Maury River

Water Street Books
Monday, October 27, 2008, 3:30 PM
125 Water St., Exeter, NH 03833

Reading and Signing - Chancey of the Maury River

Book Ends
Sunday, October 26, 2008, 3:30-5 PM
559 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890

Reading and Signing - Chancey of the Maury River

Toadstool Book shop
Saturday, October 25, 2008, 11 AM
12 Depot Square, Peterborough, NH 03458

Teen Read Week - Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 16, 2008 4-5 PM
Richmond Public Library, Belmont Branch
3100 Ellwood Avenue, Richmond VA 23221

Teen Read Week - Chancey of the Maury River Book Talk

Wednesay, October 15, 2008 6-7 PM
Richmond Public Library, Ginter Park Branch
1200 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond VA 23227

Midlothian Middle School Book Fair

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 7 PM
Midlothian, Virginia

Teen Read Week - Chancey of the Maury River Book Talk

Monday, October 13, 2008 6-7 PM
Richmond Public Library, West End Branch
5420 Patterson Avenue, Richmond VA 23226

Chancey of the Maury River Signing

Saturday, October 4, 2008 1-3 PM
Barnes and Noble Brandermill, Commonwealth Centre
4600 Commonwealth Center Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112

The Red Balloon Bookshop

Chancey of the Maury River Reading, Q & A, signing
Sunday, September 28, 2008 1-2:30 PM
891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN

Wild Rumpus Books

Reading, Q & A, signing, and visit with a horse at the store, too!
Saturday, September 27, 2008 2-4 PM
2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN

Midwest Booksellers Association

Moveable Feast Luncheon
Friday, September 26, 2008
St. Paul, MN

Narnia Bookstore

Reading, Q & A, signing, with special guest Albert
Saturday, September 13, 2008 12-2 PM
3100 Kensington Ave, Richmond VA

Osher Institute

Writers and Their Craft
Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 1-3 PM
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Books-A-Million, #321

Reading, Q&A and signing for the public
Thursday, July 10, 2008, 6-8 PM
1682 Beltline Road Southwest, Decatur, AL 35601

Page After Page Annual Literacy Festival

Saturday, June 28, 2008
111 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC

Fountain Bookstore

Chancey of the Maury River Reading & Signing
Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 6:30 PM
1312 E. Cary Street, Historic Shockoe Slip, Richmond VA

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators - Mid-Atlantic Chapter

www.richmondpubliclibrary.org/branches/main/main.htm
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Main Branch, Richmond Public Library

The Writing Show

www.jamesriverwriters.com
Thursday, April 24, 2008, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Richmond, VA

Texas Library Association Annual Conference

www.txla.org/conference/conf.html
April 15-17, 2008
Dallas, TX

Midlothian Middle School

Midlothian, Virginia
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Saint Gertrude High School

Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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