virtual festival Tag

Dia De Niño


What up fam, I will be reading and speaking / reading at the “Dia del Niño” bilingual book festival. Please go to their website here: and follow them so you can catch 1 of the 3 days with many creators such as Pat Mora, Nury Castillo Crawford, Juana Martinez -Neal, Patty Rodriguez, and more.

There will be readings, demo’s, give aways, and more.

Life is Living 2020


For the past 11 years, Emily Butterfly has devoted herself to producing the Kids Zone at the Life Is Living Festival at Little Bobby Hutton (aka: Defremery) park in West Oakland. Creating a safe and fun environment for the children and elevating some of the best children’s entertainers in the Bay Area!! I will be there reading to the babies for story time! 
Our 13th annual Life Is Living Festival is happening online this year!
I invite the entire family to tune in to this fabulous free event this Saturday!
The Kids Zone offers a fabulous lineup of storytelling, music, singalongs and puppetry including:
*Storyteller Kanyon Sayers-Roods. Kanyon is Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash; she also goes by her given Native name, Hahashkani, which in Chumash means “Coyote Woman”. Cozy up. with Kanyon and enjoy her word weaving imagery through her wonderful storytelling.
*Music with Everyday Party.This dynamic musical duo is composed of the crafty tune collaborators: Iwilani Venerable and Monica Hastings Smith. They are both music educators in the Bay Area who will keep your body moving and vocal chords crooning to their totally fun and educational songs.
*Storybook wizard,Robert Trujillo will be sharing the beautiful books that he writes and illustrates!
*The Oakland Public Library will be represented by the West Oakland branch’s new children’s librarian, Mikal Hemingway!
* Musical virtuoso, Gabby La La will delight you with a totally sweet and inviting singalong!
* Ms. Emily Butterfly and her puppet friends edutain with a faery magical story that encourages unlimited devotion and joyous stewardship of the Earth.
The entire program is FREE dollars and Free cents and can be safely viewed from the comfort of your home!!
Remember to register before the event at:
Invite all your friends!!!
It will be a FAERY GOOD TIME!!!!!