Tour Dates / Appearances

 Photo by  Rakeem Cunningham |

Photo by Rakeem Cunningham |


May 19: Bronx Book Festival - Panelist

May 22 - June 1: ANGER IS A GIFT TOUR

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May 22: New York City: Anger Is a Gift Monday's Not Coming Launch Party w/ Tiffany Jackson and Dhonielle Clayton. The Strand Rare Books Room, Third Floor (828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003) 7pm ($15 Tickets REQUIRED.)

May 23: Washington, DC: In conversation with Jason Reynolds. Busboys and Poets (1025 5 St NW, Washington, DC 20001) 6:00pm (FREE)

May 24: Decatur, GA: In conversation with Nic Stone. Little Shop of Stories (133 E Court Square #A, Decatur, GA 30030) 7:00pm (FREE)

May 25: New Orleans, LA: In conversation with Daniel José Older. Octavia Books (513 Octavia St, New Orleans, LA 70115) 6:00pm (FREE)

May 26: Houston, TX: In conversation with Caleb Roehrig. Murder By The Book (2342 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005) 4:30pm (FREE)

May 27: San Diego, CA: In conversation with Amy Spalding. Mysterious Galaxy (5943 Balboa Ave #100, San Diego, CA 92111) 2:00pm (FREE | Pre-Order Anger is A Gift @ Mysterious Galaxy here.)

May 29: Los Angeles, CA: In conversation with CB Lee. Barnes & Noble @ The Grove (189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036) 7:00pm (FREE) (Facebook RSVP)

May 30: Event #1: Oakland, CA: Oakland Public Library (125 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612) 12:00pm (FREE, but requires RSVP. See event page for more info.)
May 30: Event #2: San Francisco/Menlo Park, CA: In conversation with Nina Lacour. Kepler's Books (1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025) 6:00pm (Tickets REQUIRED. They are free! RSVP here.)

May 31: Chicago, IL: In conversation with Samira Ahmed. Anderson's Bookshops. (123 W Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540) 6:30pm (FREE)

June 2 -3: BookCon 2018: Tor Teen Panel, other events TBD.

August 3 - 6: Discworld Convention 2018, Warwick, UK - Guest of Honor

August 10 - 12: LeakyCon, Dallas, TX - Participant

September 22: Boston Teen Author Fest, Boston, MA - Guest


Booking Mark

I am available for conventions, lectures, book events, readings, school appearances, and podcast guesting etc., throughout the year. I can best speak on the following topics:

  • My own work, both Mark Does Stuff and my fiction
  • Critical analysis of fiction (television and literature)
  • Community management of online communities
  • Racism, specifically anti-Latinx racism
  • Queerness, or the gay experience in America
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Mental disability, specifically PTSD, depression, and anxiety
  • Fandom in general, as well as specific issues such as diversity, safety, and fanworks

If you are interested in booking or hosting me for an event or an appearance, please contact Saraciea Fennell at Tor Teen at saraciea.fennell at tor dot com, and please CC my assistant at markreadsandwatches at gmail dot com. It is best to introduce yourself, explain your organization and the reason you want me to appear, and the dates you had in mind. The earlier you send this information, the better chance I can accommodate your schedule. If you can provide/cover transportation and lodging fees, you'll have the best chance of booking me.

If you are looking for Mark to guest on a podcast: You only need to email me. If I need to involve publicity, I may CC them in, but just me is fine!

I really love conventions, so there are a few each year that I attend regularly, so be prepared to have a really good pitch if your event is the same weekend as my favorite cons. Those cons are:

Arisia (Boston) - Usually the second weekend of January
ConFusion (Detroit) - Usually the third weekend of January
WisCon (Madison) - Memorial Day weekend
Readercon - Usually the middle of July