children's books

Events and Appearances

Sarah is available for school visits; Visit NESCBWI Connections directory for details.


2017 Events

May 6 - reading and signing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA. 12-1 pm. Part of the "Make Way For Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey" read-a-thon.


2016 Events

January 10 - American Library Association Midwinter Conference, Boston, Mass.

April 9 - Cape Authorfest, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. 10 - 2

April 21 - Harvard Graduate School of Education

April 29 - May 1, New England SCBWI conference, faculty

May 4 - Coolidge School, Reading, Mass.

December 3 - Writers' Loft Holiday Bazaar, 11 - 2. An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA



Previous speaking engagements


Moses Brown School, Providence, Rhode Island
Green Meadow School, Maynard, Mass.
Nashoba Brooks School, Concord, Mass.
Pacific Primary School, San Francisco, California
Shady Hill School, Cambridge, Mass.
Haynes School, Sudbury, Mass.
Coolidge School, Reading, Mass.
King School, Framingham, Mass.

Colleges and Universities

Harvard University School of Education
Endicott College, Beverly, Mass.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Mass.


2016 American Library Association
2015 Book Expo America
2015 Central Massachusettes Children's Book Festival
2015 Rhode Island School Librarians conference
2014 Central Massachusetts Children's Book Festival, Gardner, Mass.
2014 New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
2013 Illustrators' Symposium, Manchester, NH
2013 New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
2012 Massachusetts School Library Association Conference Hyannis, Mass.
2011 New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
2009 AASL conference, Charlotte, NC
2009 Banned Books Week Read-out, Chicago, IL
2009 New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
2009 New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference


The Writers Loft
Lincoln Mass. Public Library
Eric Carle Museum
USS Constitution Museum
Spellman Museum, Weston, Mass.
LL Bean Flagship store author/illustrator festival, Freeport, Maine
Lincoln Council on Aging, Lincoln, Mass.


  Wedding Cake
Bobby and Jamie's wedding cake, served at the Belmont Children's Picture Book Festival in 2008

Gallery shows:

July 2011, Concord NH

October, 2010
Lincoln, MA








Please support your local independent bookstore! And please visit some of the wonderful stores which have hosted Sarah's appearances:
Poor Richard's Bookstore, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Concord Bookshop, Concord, MA
Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
Cornerstone Books, Salem, MA
Wellesley Booksmith, Wellesley, MA
Books Inc., San Francisco, CA
Two Lives Books

June 14, 2008 - Sarah was honored by Mayor E. Denise Simmons and the City of Cambridge. She received a proclamation saying, in part, "We honor and thank Sarah Brannen for giving us the gift of Uncle Bobby's Wedding and creating a world more safe and free for all of us."

Uncle Bobby's Wedding book cover