Author Visits & Events

Speaking and Teaching

Sara enjoys speaking and teaching about writing for young people, writing comics, and writing inclusively regardless of genre and format.

Speaking & Panel Appearances

Sara has spoken at conferences including the American Library Association, Young Adult Literature Symposium, Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, Sirens, the Portland Book Festival, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Sara has also been a featured guest at many comic conventions, including Emerald City Comicon, Comicon International, and Wondercon.

Nilah Magruder, Nicola Yoon, Sara Ryan, Cindy Pon, and Greg van Eekhout at the San Diego Comic Con.

Author Visits

Sara has extensive experience both in working with middle and high school students and teaching writing at the graduate level. They particularly enjoy supporting LGBTQIA+ writers, both youth and adults, and they are happy to tailor presentations and workshops to meet the needs and interests of your students and teachers.

Sara Ryan with Lambda Literary  Genre Fiction Fellows

Students say:

“Sara approached my work with care and empathy, and respect for me as a writer.”

“Sara really helped me to gain confidence in my writing.”

“…some of the clearest and most direct feedback I’ve ever received. It was incredibly helpful. Sara is a gem.”

Sara Ryan teaching a comics writing workshop at Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Book Sara for Your Next Event

Contact Sara if you are interested in booking them for a speaking engagement or author visit at your school, college, university, library, bookstore, comic convention, or other venue. They are available for events that are led by and welcoming of historically excluded, marginalized, or underrepresented communities.