2024

Schedule for Wendy Van Camp

Appearances in Descending Order

Gallifrey One
LAX Airport Marriot
Los Angeles, CA
February 16th – 18th

I am back in the dealer room selling and autographing my books and poetry artwork. I should still have an assortment of my handmade jewelry available. This may be my only jewelry event for the year, so if you are a fan of my metalwork, please stop by.


The Forty Thieves presents: 𝐑𝐡𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐡𝐲𝐦𝐞 (Virtual Second Life Event)
February 26th @4pm

An auditory showcase curated by producer Skeet Yeetly, featuring the writings in vocal form of some of Second Life’s most talented poets. Immerse yourself in an artistic journey that brings the world of literary arts and music together.

Wendy Van Camp is one of ten poets to perform at the Bryn Oh Exhibit.
The location is inside the virtual world of Second Life!
SL Teleport location: Bryn Oh (96, 223, 140)


Read Across America
March 4th
Adelaide Price Elementary

I have been invited to read to the young scholars of Adelaide Price Elementary in Anaheim, California. I will read to two classrooms and talk a little about what I do as Anaheim’s Poet Laureate.


Women in Publishing Summit (Virtual)
Online Literary Conference
Register for Admission – https://womeninpublishingsummit.com
March 6th – March 9th

I will give my “Every Word Matters” presentation about using poetry techniques in your prose with a science fiction twist in my examples. It should be a fun talk and an informative conference. See me on March 6th at 11am Pacific Time.


Seekers of Hope Art Show & Auction (Virtual Second Life Event)
March 20th – 24th

Gallery Indigoskye (featuring the art of Wendy Van Camp) will donate several in-world style paintings to the Seekers of Hope Art Show & Auction. The proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Unfortunately, I will not be attending the Gala on March 23rd which honors the invited artists because of a schedule conflict, but if you are comfortable entering a virtual world, I hope you’ll come and explore my art and that of my fellow artists. Everything will be rated “G” for General or “M” for Moderate.


Eagle Rock Library Open-Mic Feature
March 23rd @ 1pm
Eagle Rock Library
5027 Caspar Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Join me at the Eagle Rock Library as I read selections of my speculative and literary poetry as their open-mic featured speaker. I am gratified to be asked to read. This is an in-person appearance. I will be bringing my books to sell and autograph.


BookFest (Virtual)
April 6th – 7th
https://www.thebookfest.com/

I am a speaker at this online Writing Conference. I will be part of the Live Author Chat on April 6th from 3pm to 5pm. This two-hour live event will be streamed through The BookFest website and Books That Make You YT Channel.


San Diego Poetry Annual Book Launch
April 8th @ 6:30pm Pacific
Point Loma Library
3701 Voltaire St., San Diego, CA 92107, USA

2024 SDPA authors, community readers, and community leaders will read from their poems in the SD Poetry Annual. As a published poet of this anthology, I will be reading my work with the other poets. The public is welcome to attend this free event.


Chapbook Craft: Your Words, Your Way
April 10th @ 5:30pm Pacific
Anaheim Central Library

Unleash your poetic vision! Join Poet Laureate Wendy Van Camp in an empowering workshop on crafting and publishing your own indie chapbook. Navigate the art of self-expression, from selecting verses to formatting. Elevate your words from manuscript to a tangible, personalized collection. Your poetry, your rules—let’s bring your vision to life. This is a free workshop. Please bring a notebook to take notes. We will be in the back of the library on the 1st floor. Ask the reference desk for directions.


Anaheim Poetry Review Book Launch
April 24th @ 5pm
Anaheim Central Library
500 W. Broadway Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

Come hear the APR poets perform live in the 2nd annual Anaheim Poetry Review! We will perform our poetry in the MPR downstairs where the monthly open-mic is normally held. APR is not for sale, but copies will be made available in all branches of the Anaheim Library system and it will be free to read on the website: https://anaheimpoetry.com. A few weeks later, please watch for a podcast recording of the event on the same website.


OC Poetry Slam
April 27th @ 7pm
Den Cafe
125 N Broadway D, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA

I will be one of twelve poets competing in Orange County’s First Poetry Slam. Come and join us at the Den Cafe for the fun!


LitFest in the Dena
May 4th – 5th
Mountain View Mausoleum
Altadena, CA 91001
May 4th at 12:30pm is our panel reading time. Find us in Poetry Hall.

LitFest in the Dena is a free to attend literary book festival in Altadena, CA. It features poets and authors from the Southern California area.

“City of Phantom: Poetry of Unseen Boroughs”
Readings by speculative poets with Wendy Van Camp, Denise Dumars, Neil Citrin, Leanne Kathleen Ingino.


Discussion Group for Disabled Authors (Virtual Second Life Event)
Thursday, May 16th at 2pm
Indigoskye Press Shop – CDS

Join Wendy Van Camp in her Second Life Indigoskye Press bookshop for a group discussion about working as a disabled author or poet. Share your personal experiences, or listen to find out how others manage as working authors. This meetup requires you to visit via your avatar in Second Life. Meeting is upstairs in the art gallery.
SL Teleport Location: Colonia Nova (53, 229, 45)


Balticon 58 (Virtual)
May 24th – 27th
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore, MD

I will be a virtual panelist, reader, and poetry judge of the BSFS Poetry Contest at this Regional Level Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. The convention is hybrid. You can attend in-person, virtually, or both! Please check the Balticon Discord channel during the convention. All panel and reading times are EST. Registration is required to attend.

Panels:
Fri 4:00PM Microfiction and Micropoetry
Fri 7:00PM Author Platform for Indies
Sat 4:00PM Introduction to Speculative Poetry
Sun 5:30PM Taking Off the Training Wheels: Fanfic to Original Fic
Mon 1:00PM Finding the Right Writers’ Group — Online and IRL

Solo Reading:
Sat 1:00PM Akua Lezli Hope and Wendy Van Camp (I am the second part of the hour)

Workshop:
Sat 2:30pm Chapbook Craft: Your Words, Your Way


SFWA Nebula Conference (In-person & Virtual)
June 6th – 9th
The Westin Pasadena
191 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

I will appear in-person at the conference. The Nebula Conference provides professional development, fosters community among SFF aspiring and industry professionals, and celebrates the Nebula Award finalists and honorees throughout the weekend, especially at the Nebula Award ceremony. Panel times are Pacific.

Thusday, June 6th @ 3pm – Welcome to Speculative Poetry!
Location: Pasadena – Bronze Room: Fountain II
panelists: Joe Haldeman, Greg Leunig, Eva Elasigue, Angela Liu, Wendy Van Camp (mod)

Saturday, June 8th @ 11:30am – Speculative Poetry Meetup
Location: Pasadena – San Gabriel
Host: Wendy Van Camp


ReaderCon
July 11th – 14th
Marriott Boston Quincy Hotel
Quincy, Massachusetts

ReaderCon is more of a literary conference than a convention, it is a conference for readers and authors in speculative fiction to network and connect. 

My schedule is TBA.


San Diego Poetry Annual Reading
July 21 @ 2pm
La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

I join the poets of the SDPA anthology to read our works from the book at the La Jolla Riford Library in San Diego, CA.


WorldCon
August 8th – 12th
Glasgow, Scotland

My schedule is TBA.


Flights of Foundry (Virtual)
https://flights-of-foundry.org/
September 27th – September 29th

My schedule is TBA.


Speculative Fiction Across Media Conference
October 17th – 19th
Los Angeles, CA

My schedule is TBA.