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I like to travel and I speak to a variety of audiences, large and small. The calendar below lists my upcoming presentations and will be updated (now and then) with my whereabouts. Please use the links or email addresses for details or registration information. To discuss a speaking engagement, send me an email and I can return a list of possible topics: jgriswol@mail.sdsu.edu

23 February 2015 (La Jolla, CA)
Monday February 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm (doors at 7:00 pm). A  presentation about American children's books and a booksigning (Audacious Kids: The Classic American Children's Story). Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California.
1-2 October 2013: Childhood Studies Program, Rutgers University (Camden, New Jersey)
Tuesday October 1 (4:30-5:50 in 405/407 Cooper) "Visualness." If interested in attending, please contact Prof. Lynne Vallone: vallone@camden.rutgers.edu
Wednesday October 2 (12:15-1:15
in 405/407 Cooper): "Children's Literature, Childhood Studies, & An Anthropology of Childhood" (A Brown Bag Discussion). Open to the public. For information contact Sarah Stone: sfs75@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
15 June 2013 (Biloxi, Mississippi)
The Francelia Butler Memorial Lecture, the Children's Literature Association Convention
28 March 2013 (Bologna, Italy)
On Thursday March 28, I will talk about "Landmarks in the Last 50 Years of American Children's Books" at a conference hosted by the University of Bologna's Department of Education (in via Filippo Re no. 6, in the city centre). The event will feature a pantheon of leading scholars--including Sandra Beckett, Leonard Marcus, Martin Salsbury, Jeff Garrett, Hans-Heino Ewers, and other notables--and will be held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Bologna's Children's Book Fair (25-28 March). Contact: Giorgia Grilli: giorgia.grilli@unibo.it
22 March 2013 (Padua, Italy)
I will be speaking Friday 22 March about "Children's Books in the Era of the iPad" from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sala delle Edicole at the University of Padua. This is part of a conference intended for "postgraduate students" (a group known in the United States as "graduate students") called "The Child and the Book" (21-23 March).
31 October 2012 (Gainesville, Florida)
Graduate Student Seminar (7:20-10:20 pm), University of Florida: "What would a new kind of criticism in children's literature look like?" Contact: Kenneth Kidd kbkidd@ufl.edu
30 October 2012 (Gainesville, Florida)
Poster of U
              Florida event
GrimmFest: "Beauties & Beasts @ Halloween." University of Florida: (7:00 pm) Smathers Library East, Room 1A. Contact: John Cech jcech@ufl.edu
5 August 2012 (La Jolla, California)
"Discovery Sunday," La Jolla Playhouse. With KPBS's Angela Carone, a discussion of the current production of "The Nightingale" after the 2 p.m. performance.
5 and 6 July 2012 (Cambridge and Amherst, Massachusetts)
July 5 (Thursday) "The No-Place Like Home: Fantasylands" (NEH Summer Institute, Harvard University). July 6 (Friday) "Visualness in Children's Books," NEH Summer Institute and open to the public (Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art) 
3-4 February 2012 (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
2012 Grimm Conference, Harvard University 
17- 19 October 2011 (Dublin, Ireland)
19 October 2011 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm, reception follows. "The Art of Children's Literature Criticism" (open to the public). St. Patrick's College [Room D115], Dublin. Contact: JulieAnn Stevens. JulieAnn.Stevens@spd.dcu.ie
18 October 2011 (Tuesday) 5:00-7:00 pm. "The Visual in Children's Literature" (intended for postgraduate students). St. Patrick's College (Drumcondra), Dublin, Ireland. Please seek permission to attend from Derek Hand derek.hand@spd.dcu.ie 17 October 2011 (Monday) 2:30-4:00 pm. 17 October 2011  (Monday) 10-11 am "10 Significant Moments in American Children's Literature" (open to the public). Room 4050 A, Arts Block, Trinity College, Dublin. Contact: Padraic Whyte WHYTEPA@tcd.ie or Amanda Piesse APIESSE@tcd.ie
22-23 October 2010 (Paris, France)
Conference: "Fluctuating Memories and founding histories." Plenary address (14h-15h). Université Paris 13, UFR LSHS, room B203. 23 October 2010 (Saturday) Contact: Claire Parfait claire.parfait@univ-paris13.fr 
20 April 2010 (San Diego, California):

"Twain’s Twins, But I Repeat Myself." San Diego State University. Love Library 430. Leon Williams Room.  Mark Twain Centenary Celebration, 3:30-4:30 PM