Helen Frost, Leslea Newman, Meg Kearney, and Marilyn Nelson. AWP 2013, Boston

NOTE: Meg has been on haitus from school visits while finishing the last book in the Lizzie McLane Trilogy, When You Never Said Goodbye (due out winter 2017). She’s now back to booking for 2017-18!
Visit her school visits page for info.


Readings & Events

updated: November 2, 2017

September 2017

Kent Place SchoolThe Kent Place School

Tuesday, September 19
Summit, NJ


Best American Poetry Anthology ReadingBest American Poetry Anthology Reading

Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.
(2017 edition selected by Natasha Tretheway)
The New School, 66 W. 12th St., NYC


October 2017

Rockwood LibraryRockwood Library, Portland, OR

Monday, October 2, 2 p.m.
17917 SE Stark St, Portland 97233
This writing workshop for teens is free & open to the public.
For more info:

Woodstock LibraryWoodstock Library, Portland, OR

Tuesday, October 3, 4 p.m.
6008 SE 49th Ave, Portland 97206
Free reading & talk (with slides) about the making of the Trouper book and a fun session on poetry…we’ll also write a poem together! Open to the public, geared for grades K-5.
More info:

Pima County LibraryDusenberry-River Library, Tucson, AZ

Thursday, October 5, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
5605 E River Rd Ste 105, Tucson, AZ 85750
This reading & presentation about my YA verse novels and their link to my journey as a writer is free & open to the public.

November 2017

Teaching Innovation & Creativity ConferenceTeaching Innovation & Creativity Conference

Friday, November 3, 1:30 – 3:10 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the NH Council on the Arts & Arts Alliance of Northern NH
Littleton Opera House, Littleton, NH
This 2-day conference runs Nov 3 &4! To register:
Questions? Email Julianne Gadoury,


Chapter & Verse Series at the Loring-Greenough HouseCChapter & Verse Series at the Loring-Greenough House

Friday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.
with Amy Hoffman and Nicholas Samaras
12 South Street, Jamaica Plain Center, MA
For more information visit or email or call 617-325-8388.


December 2017

KBOO LogoKBOO Radio’s “Between the Covers” interview with

Meg & Ken Jones

Monday, December 11, at 11 a.m. Pacific Time!
The interview will be archived and available for download/streaming after its initial airing.
For more info:

January 2018

Solstice MFA ProgramSolstice MFA Program’s winter residency

January 5 to 14, Chestnut Hill, MA
The Solstice Program’s reading series at Pine Manor College runs Jan 5 to 12.
Visit for details about the readings & the Solstice Program (where Meg is founding director).

April 2018

MRAMassachusetts Reading Assn. Annual Conference, Quincy

Tuesday, April 10
Boston Marriott Quincy
This 2-day conference runs April 9th & 10th. For more info: