Diana Renn

Mysteries that Matter

Author

Events and Appearances

Teachers and Librarians:

I love talking about books and writing to people of all ages! I am available for virtual classroom and library visits, virtual book clubs, and virtual writing workshops for kids or adults. I look forward to resuming in-person events as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please email me via the contact page on this website if you are interested in setting up an event or a visit.

 Coming Events:

FREE VIRTUAL EVENT! 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 3:00-4:00 EST

I will be hosting a conversation with authors Elizabeth Bunce and Anna Staniszewski for an afternoon chat about cozy middle grade mysteries, focusing on Elizabeth’s Myrtle Hardcastle books!

Wednesday Afternoon Author Series

Silver Unicorn Bookstore, Acton, MA

Click here for more information and the Zoom link to join us!

Past Events:

Many thanks to the organizations and venues below for hosting these events!

2019:

Grub Street Workshop: YA / MG Mysteries: Crafting the Child Detective; KidLitCon, Panel Moderator – “Solving Great Mysteries” – appearing with Erin Dionne, Sheela Chari, and David A. Kelly

2018:

Needham High School (Needham, MA – author panel, developing authentic characters); Grub Street Muse & the Marketplace (workshop: The People Pleaser’s Guide to Plot: Creating Conflict in Fiction)

2016:

Seattle Mystery Bookshop; Third Place Books (Seattle, WA); Atrium School book fair (Watertown, MA); Cambridge Public Library; Blue Bunny Books (Dedham, MA); Cary Memorial Library (Lexington, MA) / Lexington Reads 2016; New York City Teen Author Festival; Grub Street / Novel Incubator Program / Bonnie Waltch (Literary Salon); Cape Elizabeth Author Fest (Cape Elizabeth, Maine); Chenery Author Festival / Chenery Middle School (Belmont, MA); Barnes & Noble, Dartmouth MA / New Bedford High School Ambassadors Club Book Fair; Arlington Author Salon / Kickstand Cafe; Barnes & Noble (Bellingham, MA); Massachusetts Book Awards

2015:

New York City Teen Author Festival/New York Public Library; Blue Bunny Books (Dedham, MA); Boston Teen Author Festival; Cambridge Public Library; The Toadstool Bookshop (Milford, NH); An Unlikely Story (Plainville, MA); Porter Square Books; Buttonwood Books (Cohasset, MA); An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe (Plainville, MA); The Loading Dock International Bistro (Belmont, MA)

2014:

Merrimack Public Library / Merrimack High School, YA for YA Book Fest / Barrington, RI Public Library; Bigelow Free Library (Clinton, MA); Annie’s Book Stop, Worcester, MA; Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA); Seattle Mystery Bookshop (Seattle, WA); Third Place Books (Seattle, WA); Odyssey Bookshop (South Hadley, MA); Buttonwood Books (Cohasset, MA); David Levithan / Teen Author Reading Series – Jefferson Market branch, New York Public Library; Saratoga Springs Barnes & Noble; Wellesley Books (Wellesley, MA); Wellesley Media Corporation; Boston Teen Author Festival / Cambridge Public Library; Boston Public Library; Belmont Public Library; The Writer’s Loft

2013:

Westborough Public Library, Seattle Mystery Bookshop; Brookline Public Library / Simmons College / The Children’s Bookshop — “New Voices” series; Grub Street Writers, Inc.; Groton Public Library/Groton Community Reads Book Club/Kids Writing Workshop; Grub Street “Muse and the Marketplace” conference; NESCBWI Conference; Brookline Booksmith; Boston Teen Author Festival/Cambridge Public Library

2012:

NESCBWI Conference, Springfield, MA; Grub Street Muse and the Marketplace Conference, Boston, MA_; Newtonville Books (Newton, MA); Tatnuck Booksellers (Westborough, MA); Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore (Chatham, MA); Barnes and Noble (Burlington, MA); Third Place Books (Seattle, WA); Queen Anne Books (Seattle, WA); Barnes and Noble (Northgate, MA); Edmonds Bookshop (Edmonds, WA); Barnes and Noble (Bellevue, WA); “Fight Like a Girl” YA author panel (sponsored by Boston GLOW — Girls Leadership, Organized Women); Cambridge Public Library Parent/Teen Book Club; Andover Bookstore (Andover, MA); Firefly Moon Gifts & Gallery (Arlington, MA); Belmont Public Library (Teen Read Week/One Book One Belmont); Boston Teen Author Festival (Emerson College); Blue Bunny Books (Dedham, MA); Boston Arts Academy; Boston Public Library (Teen Room, Copley Branch): Chenery Middle School Winter Book Fair; Winnacunnet High School (Hampton, NH)

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