List of events including author visits to schools, libraries, book clubs, and…

This is your go-to-source for Jean Alicia Elster’s list of events including author visits to schools, libraries, book clubs, writing groups, conferences and book fairs.

Available now: Jean Alicia Elster’s young adult novel HOW IT HAPPENS.
To order your copy
click here.
To view the virtual launch event via YouTube, CLICK HERE


Monday September 25, 8 p.m. ET
Brown Girl Collective (BGC) Live Interview
BGC Book Club Presents:
How It Happens by Jean Alicia Elster

View the live interview via:
Brown Girl Collective Facebook Page and
Brown Girl Collective YouTube Channel

Join Marci L. Thomas, founder of Brown Girl Collective and the BGC Book Club, on Monday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET for a conversation with Jean Alicia Elster about her novel How It Happens. 


Sunday, October 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jean Alicia Elster at Leon & Lulu’s
Annual Fall Books & Authors Event

96 W. 14 Mile Road
Clawson, Michigan 48017

Returning to this juried annual fall book fair, Jean Alicia Elster will celebrate the second publication anniversary for How It Happens as well as the milestone 10 years for The Colored Car and 15 years for Who’s Jim Hines? She will join over 20 other local authors who will meet and greet Leon & Lulu’s customers and autograph their books. For more information click here


See you at #AWP 24!
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
February 7-10, 2024, Kansas City, Missouri
Jean Alicia Elster, panelist
Pathways to Success: Practical and Personal Tips for Getting Published

Jean Alicia Elster will join a panel of ethnically diverse authors with diverse pathways to success as they share their tips for navigating the publishing world. Date and time TBA. For more conference  info click here



Please continue to #SupportIndieBookstores.
Some Detroit-area independent bookstore links are posted below–
The Book Beat: click here
Source Booksellers:  click here
Booksweet: click here
Pages Bookshop: click here